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2013-10-10 23:02:05

Hosts Conversation with Industry Leaders About Digital Divide at TIA 2013 Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Download the Report Visit the Website Watch Greenwood County Video Today, Connected Nation is launching a campaign called “Beyond the Divide” to help communities “get connected” to technology and innovative solutions that improve living standards and grow economies. The national non-profit is issuing a report on its community engagement program to highlight the best...

2013-10-07 16:26:29

Broadband Adoption Program Delivers Faster Speeds at Same Affordable Price ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications announced today that it is increasing speeds of its national broadband adoption program, Connect2Compete. The new speeds will be up to five times faster for both new and existing Cox customers who participate in the Connet2Compete program. The company launched the national initiative for low-income earlier this year and is delivering the new speeds up to...

2013-09-25 12:31:57

Broadband adoption effort seeks to enhance educational opportunities for youth OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications has partnered with Connect2Compete to offer discounted Internet service to low-income families with children who qualify for the National Free School Lunch program. Cox is offering its Starter Cox High Speed Internet service to eligible families for $9.95 per month for two years, including free installation and modem rental fees. "Cox has a...

2013-09-03 23:01:50

Connect Iowa will work with STEM Broadband Committee to create new policy recommendations supporting broadband expansion. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds unveiled today their plan to Connect Every Iowan to the life-enhancing benefits of high-speed Internet. The goal is to position Iowa as the top broadband-connected Midwestern state, ready to support new businesses while providing the highest quality education and healthcare...

2013-08-15 23:21:13

Solution provides automated fault management, correlation, root cause, and service impact analysis in support of AXTEL’s intensified focus on Service Assurance. Sebastian, Florida (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 NetBoss Technologies, a leading supplier of network management and service assurance solutions to network operators around the world, announced today that AXTEL, Mexico’s company with the most advanced pay TV and the fastest broadband service with up to 200 MB of fully symmetrical...

2013-08-12 12:27:16

Non-profit operator of NCREN hosts Broadband for the Future event today from four N.C. locations RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MCNC, the non-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), today announced the completion of the second and final phase of the $144 million Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative (GLRBI). The GLRBI is funded through grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and...

2013-08-08 16:29:59

5,150 Sacramento Metro Area Families and 25,750 California Families Have Enrolled in Internet Essentials SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the start of the new school year comes year three of Comcast's Internet Essentials, the nation's largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption initiative for low-income families. Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Congressman Jerry McNerney, Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen, and civic and community leaders today announced...

2013-08-02 12:27:18

August 6 iNACOL webinar explores solutions for E-Rate reform, gaps in broadband access WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) will host a webinar to explore recently announced plans to update the Federal Communications Commission's E-Rate program. As more schools adopt new learning models powered by blended and online...

2013-08-01 08:38:44

Despite many challenges, the opportunity to get it right is now OTTAWA, Aug. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The demand for improved telecommunications connectivity in Canada's North is real and the interest in the issue has never been greater. These intersecting realities offer a unique opportunity to fully connect the North, according to a new Conference Board of Canada report. Published by the Centre for the North, the report Mapping the Long-Term Options for Canada's North:...

Industry Groups Advocate Mobile Privacy Disclosures
2013-07-26 18:58:05

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some people are concerned about cookies and how much data is collected when browsing the web, a new concern has arisen in the fact that many mobile apps track user behavior as well. A new consortium led by the US Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), has set up voluntary guidelines to make consumers aware of what information an app tracks, and why. Web browsing behavior is an...