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2014-03-04 12:25:01

Eligible Families in Fresno, Sacramento, San Joaquin and San Francisco Counties Can Receive Six Months of Complimentary Internet Service FRESNO, Calif., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast announced today it is providing $150,000 in grants to non-profit community organizations in California to create "Internet Essentials Learning Zones" in Fresno and Elk Grove. Internet Essentials from Comcast is the nation's largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. It...

2014-02-27 23:01:58

Community releases new technology action plan designed to increase technology use, promote economic development. Cedar Falls, IA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Black Hawk County Technology Action Plan Today, Governor Terry Branstad and Black Hawk County and Connect Iowa officials recognized Black Hawk County as the fourth community to become a Certified Connected Community in the state and 20th in the nation. More than thirty-five residents and community leaders attended the celebration event...

2014-02-27 12:32:15

Expansion effort brings broadband to 95 percent of company's access lines in the State MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FairPoint Communications announced it has met its goal to increase broadband access to 95 percent of its access lines in New Hampshire by December 31, 2013. Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested over $700 million in its communications infrastructure and technology to reach new customers, upgrade its network and expand broadband in northern New...

2014-02-27 08:26:09

2014 is the year of the new quad play, with wireless and landline broadband delivering an infinite number of service offerings MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan's survey of 2,035 consumers from North America reveals a sea change in preferences for communication services. The results indicate the market is evolving toward a new dynamic in which services are simply applications delivered via an Internet Protocol (IP)-based connection,...

2014-02-17 23:01:21

National non-profit Connected Nation is the largest single data contributor to the map, which is maintained by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and Federal Communications Commission. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Today marks the 3-year anniversary of the unveiling of the National Broadband Map (NBM), the literal roadmap guiding broadband expansion efforts across the nation. National non-profit Connected Nation is the largest single data contributor...

2014-02-04 23:02:18

Connected Nation's statement from President and COO Tom Ferree regarding today’s announcement by President Obama that the Federal Communications Commission will invest $2 billion during the next two years on high-speed Internet in schools and libraries, and that $750 million in additional commitments from the private sector have been secured for the effort. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Connected Nation is issuing the following statement from President and COO Tom Ferree...

2014-01-23 23:23:48

The Intelligent Community Forum announces the Top7 Intelligent Communities for 2014. One community will be chosen Intelligent Community of the Year for 2014 for using broadband access as the foundation for building better communities. Taichung City, Taiwan & New York, New York (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 The Intelligent Community Forum has announced the 2014 Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year. The Top7 list includes three from Canada, two from the United States, and two from...

2014-01-21 04:22:57

LONDON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today announced its membership in the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), a diverse global coalition of over 50 members committed to driving down the cost of Internet access in developing countries via regulatory and policy reform. The GSMA will work closely with A4AI to identify policy and regulatory barriers to Internet access and affordability and collaborate on plans to address these issues on a worldwide basis. Anne...

2014-01-15 12:24:03

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carlson Wireless Technologies (CWT) announced today that The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has certified the company's RuralConnect TV white space (TVWS) radio system for use with the Spectrum Bridge TV white spaces database. This certification brings to market the world's first affordable long-distance, non-line-of-site (NLOS) fixed wireless broadband system. Designed using flexible software-defined architecture and dynamic...

2014-01-14 23:02:14

Promoting Broadband Cited as Priority in Condition of State Address Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Connect Iowa applauds Gov. Branstad’s call in today’s Condition of the State address to promote greater broadband access, adoption, and use across the state and to fast-track Iowa’s goal of becoming the most connected state in the Midwest. Connect Iowa research has shown that expanding broadband is a vital component of economic development, promoting education, and improving...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin