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2014-07-15 23:01:16

Jim Stritzinger joins Connect South Carolina. Columbia, SC (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Connect South Carolina and IT-oLogy are pleased to announce that Jim Stritzinger has been named executive director of Connect South Carolina. Stritzinger assumed his role on July 1 and will lead Connect South Carolina as it continues its work connecting communities to broadband and technology. “The synergies between Connect South Carolina and IT-oLogy were obvious to me when we began our partnership about...

2014-07-15 08:36:27

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, 14 groups representing free-market advocates opposed to Internet regulation, filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), calling on the Commission to delay any effort to issue "Network Neutrality" regulations until Congress has provided the agency clear authority to do so. The groups argue that because the Internet services market is competitive, thriving, and serving consumers well, the FCC must not "step into...

2014-07-01 12:28:37

PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health care providers that are eligible for telecommunications or broadband assistance from the federal Rural Health Care (RHC) program and the recently launched Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) but do not have the resources or experience to manage the application process have a significant new source of support to help attain funding and improve operational efficiencies: Solix Grant Applicant Consulting. This new service is one of several...

2014-06-24 16:26:29

Satellite Solutions Ensure Emergency Preparedness, Response and Restoration GERMANTOWN, Md., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced the availability of Hughes Emergency Solutions to help businesses and government offices prepare for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially began June 1. The satellite solutions, which include emergency response, continuity of operations...

2014-06-23 23:01:35

Work continues to ensure quality access statewide, Connect Michigan says. Lansing, MI (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Explore New Access Tables View the Map New research released today by Connect Michigan shows that 83.4% of Michigan households have access to fixed broadband at a minimum of 100 Mbps download/1.5 Mbps upload, a 60 percentage point increase in availability at this speed tier combination since October 2011. “Broadband availability continues to increase across Michigan,” said Eric...

2014-06-19 23:00:44

More than 95 percent of Nevada households have access to 10 Mbps download speeds. Carson City, NV (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Explore New Access Tables View the Map New research released today by Connect Nevada shows that 95.36% of Nevada households have access to fixed broadband at a minimum of 10 Mbps download/1.5 Mbps upload. In October 2011, the data showed that 91.44% of the households had access across the state at these speeds. “I am excited to see the consistent growth in broadband...

2014-06-17 08:22:03

OTTAWA, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - A new expert panel report, Enabling Sustainability in an Interconnected World outlines the opportunities to achieve sustainability through information and communication technologies (ICTs) but cautions that Canada is a long way from realizing their full potential. The report, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, finds Canada at a crossroads. Canada has a well-connected society and its industry and higher education institutions are leaders in ICT...

2014-06-13 23:04:14

Finger Lakes Technologies Group, Inc. recognized by NYS Broadband Office. Victor, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Finger Lakes Technologies Group, Inc. (FLTG) was recognized by the NYS Broadband Office for being a broadband champion at the second State Broadband Summit. The Broadband Summit, held at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, brought together more than 300 national, state, and local broadband leaders, as well as decision makers in the broadband and technology sectors, who discussed emerging...

2014-06-13 23:04:02

In advance of a key vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set for early July, a broad and diverse coalition of 106 organizations sent a letter with detailed recommendations to the FCC today, urging it to modernize and expand the E-rate program—the federal government’s program for connecting the nation’s schools and libraries to the internet. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 In advance of a key vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set for early July,...

2014-06-13 23:02:08

Connected Nation launches online application and will serve as independent, third party evaluator of school applications. WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Connected Nation is proud to announce that it will join the ConnectED initiative by administering AT&T’s selection process for its $100 million commitment to provide free mobile broadband Internet access to select middle and high school students in Title 1 schools across the country. Earlier today, Connected Nation launched an...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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