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Obama Announces TechHire Initiative
Looking to boost the nation’s stagnant wage growth in an improving economy, President Barack Obama has announced a government initiative to train and develop a home-grown information technology…
Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'
More than 600 Porto city buses and taxis have been fitted with routers to provide free Wi-Fi service. It's being touted as the biggest Wi-Fi-in-motion network in the world.
High-speed Internet offerings influence Groupon to hire in KC
Groupon is looking to the Kansas City market to boost its workforce, and one of the key factors was the city's abundance of high-speed Internet options.
Businesses: Are you successful because of broadband?
AT&T and Connect SI announced an awards program to recognize small businesses in Southern Illinois using broadband as part of its success
Vying for Funding, Rural Counties Often Lose to Big Cities
But a new contest, where the competition is limited to rural areas, offers a chance for smaller municipalities to realize their economic development plans.
Report Finds Strong Link Between Broadband and Population Growth
U.S. counties with the highest broadband availability levels are seeing the greatest population growth
We Now Spend More Time Staring at Phones Than TVs
Big trends indicate that TV viewing time is on the decline, markers look to smartphones
Leveraging Economic Incentives for Start-ups: 1871 Panel
Highlights of the Leveraging Economic Incentives for Start-ups Panel at 1871
Illinois' Share of High-Tech Businesses is Among the Nation's Top States
With almost 400,000 businesses and an employeee base of more than 5.7 million, Illinois leads the Midwest in volume of both companies and jobs.
Marriott fined $600,000 by FCC for blocking guests' Wi-Fi
Mariott hotels fined for jamming guests personal wi-fi signals
Exports growing in Illinois’ high-tech sectors
From 2009 to 2013, goods exports in Illinois have increased 58.8 percent, outpacing the national average of 49.6 percent over the same period.
Broadband Manufacturing Comes To Chicago’s South Suburbs
Triton Manufacturing and Connectivity Resources Incorporated have entered into an agreement to manufacture, assemble, market and sell passive connectivity products used in broadband networks.
Broadband Boosts Rural Business
You might not think farms have much need for broadband services, but in fact agriculture is being shaped by the services offered. According to the USDA report, Broadband Internet’s Value for…
Broadband Growth Drives Commerce and Innovation in Illinois
Think about how much your company relies on high-speed broadband internet connection in the everyday operations of your business. If you’ve been operating with high-speed internet access for…
North Central eTeam focuses on economic development
The North Central eTeam continues to convene and collaborate with stakeholders in their ten-county region. On April 12, economic development professionals, local government, and broadband carriers…
Company moves production to U.S. due to iFiber broadband project
The company providing fiber optic cable to contractors constructing the iFiber network across northwest Illinois has moved production from the United Kingdom to the U.S. as a result of the project,…
FCC says broadband could create 2.4 million jobs
Increasing broadband penetration by seven percent could create an additional 2.4 million new jobs, the FCC says.
New study quantifies the impact of broadband speed on GDP
A new report released shows that increasing broadband speeds and broadband penetration for an economy increases the GDP.
5 Steps for Economic Vitality – Broadband as Nervous System of the Body Politic
Better Internet is good business for everyone in Illinois -- residents, business and public institutions alike. Economic opportunity – for all residents, businesses, communities and regions --…
This week on the Illinois Channel: Graham Richard discusses broadband's impact on the economy of a community
This week on the Illinois Channel: From Southern Illinois University in Carbondale we hear from Graham Richard, the former Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, who embraced …
Construction firm hired for broadband project
Freeport, Ill. - PirTano Construction Company, based in Addison, has been hired as the first contractor for the $69 million project to establish a new broadband network in this region.
Library technology grants aimed at jobs
Freeport is among 41 libraries and community college learning resource centers that will share in a nearly $1 million grant awarded to the Illinois State Library to enhance broadband computer…
Clearwave Launches Website and Newsletter
Illinois Broadband Opportunities Partnership awardee Clearwave Communications launches website and offers newsletter about project located in southern Illinois.
Thoughts On Broadband, the Internet, Business Incubation and Jobs
Part of President Obama’s campaign platform was a “stimulus program” designed to create jobs as quickly as possible through the funding of “shovel ready” projects. There…

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