Google Fiber's 1Gbps Internet service will be available to customers in Austin, TX sometime this fall. Coincidentally, Time Warner Cable is upgrading everyone's broadband speeds in . . . Austin. And nowhere else.
Interesting, important insight about how competition in Gigabit Networks is helping to make such service more widely available.
When is a Wi-Fi hot spot like a book? When you check it out from the library.
Chicago Public Library is getting $400,000 from the Knight News Challenge for a program to allow patrons to check out Wi-Fi hot spots from six libraries around the city for up to three weeks.
It's one of 19 projects receiving money through a project funded by the John S. and James L. Knight, Ford and Mozilla foundations. Winners were announced today at the 2014 MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. New York's public library also received funding for a similar program.
"How can we make the Internet stronger? Getting the unconnected connected is a key part of that," said John Bracken, director of journalism and media innovation at the Knight Foundation. "Libraries already are the main providers of Internet access for people who don't have access at home. As a foundation, we're committed to figuring out how are people going to get the information they need in a democracy?
How many of the 11 UTOPIA city councils will vote in favor of the deal to build out and operate the fiber optic network? Should residents of those cities get a say, especially since they will be charged for the service whether they are customers or not? Our "Political Insiders" weigh in on these questions this week.
Very interesting details, and comments, from political insiders in Utah on the UTOPIA deal, and what it will mean for the 11 cities to get Gigabit Networks.
This is a Hub Debate on the proposed Macquarie acquisition of UTOPIA. Participate in the comments or submit a response for publication to UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com. Resolved: “UTOPIA cities are being offered a lifeline by Macquarie and, despite the estimated $18 to $20 per household utility fee increase, should take the deal.” It's not too often that you get a win-win scenario,…
A series of debate on Utah Politico Hub, about the UTOPIA-Macquarie deal.
A select group of Twitter users are being invited to Twitter All Access, a new program “packed with benefits to fuel your business.” The program appears to be an attempt at spurring these businesses to increase their use of Twitter, including its advertising products. The email invitation congratulates the recipient on his/her “hard work building […]
Eager to learn more about this new program from Twitter. For all of the hits the company has taken in the stock market lately, I continue to be impressed with the robust nature of the Twitter-verse.
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Connected Nation announced that it will administer AT&T version of the ConnectED program, a $100 million program. We'll publish more details as they become available.
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Prepare now for the US Ignite summit in Sunnyvale, California, from June 24-27, 2014!
On May 28th AT&T made an ex parte presentation to the FCC concerning some more of its ideas about the upcoming conversion of the current PSTN to an all-IP network. Most of this presentation is ...
Here's a fascinating discussion about AT&T, and the possible sale of its abandoned copper network. Make sure to click through the link from a recent AT&T ex parte presentation at the Federal Communications Commission.
The internet has revolutionized human connectivity, but can be described, most simply, as a public space. Which is why New York state residents ought to pay close attention to the net neutrality debate, and to Tim Wu's recently-announced candidacy as lieutenant governor to Zephyr Teachout.
Will Net Neutrality make it to political prime time?
In its FCC filings, AT&T says it will connect 13 million additional homes to a tolerable broadband connection with new wireless local loop technologies. It’s failed at this in the past, but this time it might succeed.
Watch not only what AT&T is attempting to do with its DirecTV merger, but also what Dish Network has been attempting, as well.