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Federal reinvestment funding to Broadband Technology and Opportunities Program (BTOP) has brought computer and Internet skills and access to thousands.
Apple claims it moved operations to Asia for efficiency and flexibility, not low wages. But U.S. workers pay anyway.
Thirteen software apps won $100,000 from the Apps for Communities Challenge, sponsored by the FCC and the Knight Foundation.
Text4baby is a free text information service for low-income pregnant women and new mothers.
Under pressure from consumer groups and the FCC, telcos agree to alert mobile users who are reaching usage limits.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the formation of a new nonprofit/for-profit coalition to close the digital divide.
The White House and the Department of Education announced recently the creation of the Digital Promise center to promote technology in the nation's classrooms.
A group of 29 American universities has announced a plan to create Gig.U, an online network many times faster than the public Internet. Gig.U would service communities adjacent to universities — most of them outside major cities — and is designed to encourage high-tech startups in those areas by offering 1 gigabit connections.
An interoperable public safety network is one step closer to becoming a reality. On June 8, the Senate Commerce Committee overwhelmingly approved S.911, the Public Safety and Wireless Innovation Act.
A recently established broadband goal will give 90 percent of UK homes 25 Mbps broadband connections by 2015. In just four years, the UK hopes to 'turbo-charge' its broadband capacities and surge ahead of international competitors. Yet as foreign countries move ahead with broadband goals, the US still lags behind in broadband penetration and speeds.