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Nokia Research: Using TV Spectrum White Spaces For Indoor Internet Services - CrazyEngineers VoiCE

Nokia Research: Using TV Spectrum White Spaces For Indoor Internet Services - CrazyEngineers VoiCE | Spectrum | Scoop.it
CrazyEngineers VoiCENokia Research: Using TV Spectrum White Spaces For Indoor Internet ServicesCrazyEngineers VoiCEThis Nokia research project that's been running for three years now, deals with using the unused TV spectrum 'white spaces' for...
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On Tribal Lands, Digital Divide Brings New Form Of Isolation | HuffPost

On Tribal Lands, Digital Divide Brings New Form Of Isolation | HuffPost | Spectrum | Scoop.it

Like many college students, Wilhelmina Tsosie must go online to complete her assignments. But unlike the vast majority of Americans, she finds that the biggest challenge in her coursework is merely getting connected.

 

Tsosie is a member of the Navajo Nation, the Native American community whose sprawling reservation has long been isolated from the rest of the country -- an isolation now being reinforced by the digital age.

 

On a recent night, she endured a 30-mile drive along a dark desert highway to reach this town, her nearest access point to the Internet. She carried her laptop into a hotel that offers wireless access. In the dim light of the lobby, she hunched over the screen and finished an online exam.

 

Like many Navajos, Tsosie, a petite 34-year-old with glasses and a jet-black ponytail, can't receive basic Internet service at home, because her home is too remote. She and her husband and their two young children live near the peak of a tree-covered mountain, beyond the reach of Internet service providers, forcing her to drive long distances to get online.

 

This has never been easy, consuming time as well as gas money. Now, with local gas prices nearing $4 a gallon, Tsosie can no longer afford frequent trips to reach the Internet. She worries about the effects on her grades. Last semester, she failed a class after missing too many assignments -- the result of unreliable web access, she says.

 

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BroadbandUSA - Connecting America's Communities

BroadbandUSA - Connecting America's Communities | Spectrum | Scoop.it

The content presented in BTOP's Connecting America's Communities Map includes data provided by grant recipients, which was submitted during the annual and quarterly report process and is available on the BTOP website. The Map is updated annually and therefore, does not reflect current project status. The Map also contains certain information about planned project progress, and such information is subject to change. It does not include data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service's (RUS) Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP), although a list of BIP-funded projects is available on the State Dashboard.

 

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How Apple Avoids Billions in Taxes Worldwide | Truthdig.com

How Apple Avoids Billions in Taxes Worldwide | Truthdig.com | Spectrum | Scoop.it

By putting an office in Nevada, where there is a zero percent corporate tax rate, Apple avoids paying the millions of dollars in taxes that would be levied in California, the home of its headquarters.

 

The company is set to make $41.4 billion this year, which would mean lots of revenue for the various countries where it does business if it didn’t exploit tax loopholes.

 

Without such loopholes, Apple’s U.S. federal tax bill would have been $2.4 billion higher last year, according to Treasury Department economist Martin A. Sullivan. In total, the company paid $3.3 billion in international taxes on profits of $34.2 billion. Wal-Mart paid $5.9 billion on profits of $24.4 billion.

 

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