Latest digital technology Stories

Low-Income Families Merge Onto Internet With Help From Cable Companies
2011-11-09 09:51:39

An initiative, called Connect to Compete, from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will attempt to offer affordable broadband internet access into the homes of low-income Americans, Jasmin Melvin of Reuters is reporting. Approximately 100 million Americans do not currently have high-speed internet access in their homes, due primarily to the cost of such service which can be prohibitive for many households. Families who are currently enrolled for free or low-cost school lunches...

2011-10-13 19:20:00

Findings affirm nationâs need to focus on driving broadband adoption Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 Access the Findings Today, Connected Nation released its annual residential broadband adoption survey results revealing the top trends in technology use among key demographics. The preliminary indicators from the survey are available online, which gives a comprehensive view of the challenges and opportunities for expanding broadband in targeted sectors. Most notably, the...

2011-10-12 20:45:00

â˜Connect to Competeâ Focuses on Training, Digital Literacy Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 12, 2011 Today, it was announced that national nonprofit Connected Nation is a key strategic advisor and partner in a major national public-private broadband adoption initiative called âœConnect to Competeâ aimed at boosting digital literacy and skills training and job creation. The program, which includes a dozen private and...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'