News tagged with adoption

Do Google Chromebooks Threaten Appleā€™s Dominance in Education?

Schools that have purchased Chromebooks versus iPads point to low cost and minimal maintenance requirements as the primary selling points.

How the History of Electricity Explains Municipal Broadband
Should the FCC try to preempt state laws that block cities from building out publicly owned Internet infrastructure?
Depression, Seniors and the Internet
 A six-year study found that retired adults over 50 who regularly use the Internet were 33 percent less likely to be depressed than those who never spent time on the Web.
Agricultural Tech Links iPads, Tractors
Illinois tech firm brings technology to farming-- collecting and reporting data ranging from field productivity to a tractor’s levels of fuel, oil and coolant. 
Survey of Illinois Households Examines Broadband Usage, Benefits, Barriers

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, April 22, 2013 – In a multi-faceted survey released earlier this month by Broadband Illinois, Illinois households rated fiber-optic internet connections highest in terms of speed, reliability and value. However, households in rural and isolated areas of Illinois are almost four times as likely to have a dial-up connection. 

New Report Reveals Increases in Broadband Adoption and Usage Among Chicago's Smart Communities
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, February 6, 2013 -- Residents in neighborhoods participating in Chicago’s Smart Communities program are using high-speed internet more frequently, but greater access to affordable broadband at home remains an issue for at-risk communities, according to new research released today on the Broadband Illinois website.
Finding and Nurturing New Internet Users

We've been collecting and publishing data about broadband supply for more than two years. We've submitted six rounds of this data to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the National Broadband Map. Our Broadband Illinois website features a plethora of resources, maps, and tools created with this information. Studying the ways Illinoisans adopt to and use broadband is another key piece of the "broadband picture." This month, we are pleased to release a series of pathbreaking research reports into broadband usage. 

Broadband Innovation Tour Launches, Program Materials Released

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, August 17, 2012 – The Broadband Innovation Fund, a new high-speed internet adoption initiative from the Partnership for a Connected Illinois, kicked-off this week with two live webinars and stakeholder meetings at the Illinois State Library in Springfield. 

Seniors Earn Diplomas from Connected Living Computer Training Program
The commencement ceremony was much like any other graduation. The graduates marched to their seats in the converted common room where friends, family, and fellow residents greeted them with applause. “Pomp and Circumstance” played over a loudspeaker as images of smiling faces were projected behind the stage. Onlookers stood in the wings snapping photos of the special day. Twenty-two seniors and community members had just received diplomas from the Connected Living computer training program at Mills Park Tower in Oak Park, Illinois.