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The "Government" section includes articles that hightlight broadband innovation increasing online services and communication between local and federal governement for public agencies and citizens.


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Pat Quinn, Former Governor of Illinois, to Keynote AnchorNETS Conference
Pat Quinn, the former Governor of Illinois, will participate as a Keynote Speaker at the inaugural “AnchorNETS: Broadband Summit for Schools, Health and Libraries” November 16 & 17 at…
Did the National Broadband Plan spur innovation?
A reflection on the impact of the National Broadband Plan
FACT SHEET: Next Steps in Delivering Fast, Affordable Broadband
The White House announces plans to increase provider competition, expand offerings, and create the Broadband Opportunity Council
National Broadband Map has Helped Chart Broadband Evolution
The impact of the National Broadband Plan over the last five years
White House Launches Website Analytics Dashboard
A new analytics dashboard allows citizens a window into 300-plus federal agency websites.
Webinar Series: How to Build Your Gigabit Network
A four part webinar series detailing how to build a municipal broadband network. Hosted by Kirton McConkie telecommunications attorneys David Shaw, Shareholder, and Drew Clark, Of Counsel.
States Turn to Technology to Calculate Prison Sentences
Human error and outdated technology have miscalculated thousands of prison sentences and cost some states millions of dollars.
FCC Ruling on Net Neutrality: What's Next?
By a 3-to-2 vote along party lines, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed new rules on Net neutrality last week. The rules establish the Internet as a utility, but court battles loom…
A Victory for Everyone Who Uses the Internet
The greatest commitment ever made to preserve and protect an open and free Internet
A Victory for Everyone Who Uses the Internet
Net Neutrality: The greatest commitment ever made to preserve and protect open and free Internet
What Two Runaway Llamas Taught Us About Net Neutrality
For about two hours today, all the Internet wanted to talk about was the FCC's historic net neutrality decision. (They're in favor of it.) Then, suddenly, all work stopped as the digerati focused…
How Might 'Robot Journalists' Affect Government?
The public sector may find that this software – that takes massive amounts data and crafts it into a narrative – helps get projects done quicker and at cheaper costs.
Internet of Things Expected to Quadruple in Size by 2020
Cities will be major beneficiaries from growth in the IoT market, according to a report released by Verizon.
Online Jury Reporting Increases Participation, Saves Citizens Time and Angst
Lubbock County, Texas, is one of many counties in the state that allows citizens to report for jury duty without heading down to the courthouse.
Baltimore’s Mobile Bill Pay Serves Millennials, Underserved Populations
The service, which took six months to develop, was on the municipality’s wish list for three years.
ILLINOIS GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF NEW INNOVATION COUNCIL DURING VISIT TO 1871
Governor Appoints Laura Frerichs and Mark Glennon to Lead New Council Designed to Develop Innovation Clusters, Attract Resources, Develop and Retain Talent, and Foster Collaboration Through the…
2015 State of the State Addresses: Is Technology on the Agenda?
To find technology in this year’s speeches, you often need to read between the lines.
FCC Chairman Backs Strong Net Neutrality Rules
Tom Wheeler opts for strict regulation of Internet service providers to maintain an open Internet.
FCC Redefines Broadband as 25 Mb Per Second or Higher
The new definition of broadband does not require Internet service providers to make any changes to the services they provide.
BroadbandUSA Makes Its Debut
Learn how the federal initiative will help communities expand access to high-speed Internet service
FCC FINDS U.S. BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT NOT KEEPING PACE
Updates Broadband Speed Benchmark to 25Mbps/3 Mbps to Reflect Consumer Demand, Advances in Technology
Westmoreland County, Pa., Prison Visitation Goes Digital
The visits are conducted by using computer equipment the county purchased last year that allows family members and friends to speak with inmates via video over a home computer hookup.
BroadbandUSA Effort to Assist Communities with Broadband Plans
NTIA's BroadbandUSA program will help cities create partnerships, promote adoption, and assist with infrastructure projects
State of the Union: Ready for bipartisan cyber action
This should be the year that significant bipartisan progress is made on cybersecurity legislation, with new laws set to pass on issues ranging from data breach notification to sharing sensitive cyber…
President Obama Announces Plans for Next-Generation Broadband Connectivity
Announcement means better connectivity and less red-tape for Illinois and the United States

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