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Andrew Clinton

Digital Millennium Copyright Act - 1 views

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    This site had information in regards to computer security
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    This article on Pew Internet has great information regarding broadband in the US
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    This is word for word what the act states
erika webb

Making Broadband Access Available and Affordable for all in the US‎- Intervie... - 0 views

  • The Wired for Wireless? Summary Report1 uses the term “Digital Inclusion” to denote the ability of everyone to have access to broadband and the related information technology.  Specifically it states:  “Digital Inclusion means that everyone — regardless of who they are or where they live — can participate in and take advantage of the economic, educational, health, and civic opportunities afforded by broadband and related information technology
  • The federal government has taken the position that broadband Internet is the job of the private sector
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    Article about disadvantages of not having braodband, andmaking it more accessible and affordable
Nichole Bozarth

FCC statement on 'third way' for broadband | Digital Media - CNET News - 2 views

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    The statement I've been waiting for!!
Nichole Bozarth

FCC plans Net neutrality regulations for broadband | Wireless - CNET News - 0 views

  • Earlier in the week, The Washington Post reported that Genachowski "has indicated he wants to keep broadband services deregulated," a position favored by companies that say sweeping new regulations will deter investment and be overly burdensome.
    • Nichole Bozarth
       
      Those of you following Net neutrality.. stay tuned!
Scott Thomas

Plan Would Help Subsidize Access To Broadband : NPR - 0 views

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    This article talks about providing internet access and computer training to lower income families and non-computer savvy people being included in the National Broadband stimulus plan.
Scott Thomas

FCC Chair Lays Out National Broadband Plan : NPR - 0 views

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    Chairman for the FCC discusses plan to bring broadband high-speed internet access to every American.
Scott Thomas

Broadband Too Pricey? There May Be Options : NPR - 0 views

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    Talks about Google's Plan to offer Broadband service called "Google Gigabit". Google will offer broadband service at 1 GB speed!! Google will test it out on a small population of about 50,000 and see how it does.
Scott Thomas

How Will the $7.2 Billion Allotted for Broadband Stimulus Be Spent? - PCWorld - 0 views

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    Talks about the $7.2 billion allotted for the broadband stimulus and how the money is to be divided between different government agencies. Also mentions debate as to whether the money should go toward updating existing urban broadband connections or extending the range at which broadband is offered to rural areas.
Jeffrey Kendall

U.S. aid to spread broadband access criticized | The Columbus Dispatch - 0 views

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      Companies always complain about competition when it's too late and they've already missed the band wagon. These other companies have had chances even if it was small and incremental to make improvements to their broadband offerings and they chose not too. They also had an opportunity to bid for this stimulus money and unfortunately they did not receive it. If they had they would not be complaning right now.
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      this is similar to Googles plan to introduce gigabit service to smaller cities on a limited scale to see if the results are profitable. I will be interesting to see if these underdeveloped areas really do take advantage of this service or if it will be lost on them.
  • These local phone and cable companies fear that they will have to compete with governmentsubsidized broadband systems, paid for largely with stimulus dollars. If the taxpayer-funded networks siphon off customers by offering lower prices, private companies might be less likely to upgrade their lines, endangering jobs and undermining the stimulus plan's goals, they warn.
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  • Many existing systems, they note, lack the capacity to meet mush rooming demand for bandwidth. The new, stimulus-funded networks will provide far more-robust connections - many of them offering speeds of up to 100 megabits or even 10 gigabits per second to schools, libraries and other "anchor institutions." That's 20 to 2,000 times faster than the DSL and cable wires linking most U.S. homes.
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    Government stimulus attempt to bring broadband access to rural areas that have limited or no high speed internet access.
Jeffrey Kendall

Debate: Is text messaging causing the destruction of the English language? - Helium - 0 views

  • They've become so used to this informal language, that they cannot write formally when they need to.
  • If you look at texting as a bad thing towards talking and ruining face to face communication skills, then lets take a look at that. If they're texting you, but won't talk to you face to face, maybe they haven't had very good confrontational skills to begin with, maybe that person wouldn't be talk to you at all if he/she didn't have texting as a way to talk to you.
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    Debate as to whether or not texting is damaging the English language. Good for anyone looking at the effect of the internet on society
Burks Oakley

WiMax: Clearwire broadband service goes live in Chicago -- chicagotribune.com - 1 views

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    Good article about WiMax broadband finally being deployed in Chicago
Burks Oakley

Broadband Internet Service Helping Create a Rural Digital - Amber Waves-September 2009 - 0 views

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    A really good article about what increased access to broadband can do for rural America.
Chris Hull

Welcome to Broadband.gov - 0 views

shared by Chris Hull on 20 Sep 09 - Cached
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    The governments plan for broadband.
Chris Hull

Broadband Initiative - 360networks - 0 views

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    Rural Broadband initiative includes the springfield area.
Amy Zappo

BBC NEWS | Technology | How the world was connected - 0 views

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    A look at how broadband has spread over the years - relates to our week four discussion
Burks Oakley

Verizon promises 4G wireless for rural America | CTIA show - CNET Reviews - 0 views

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    Verizon promises 4G wireless for rural America
Burks Oakley

Rural Broadband: It's Coming Sooner than You Think - 0 views

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    Good article about the future of broadband in rural US and Canada.
Peter Cali

Broadband to reach 77% of U.S. households by 2012, Gartner says - Network World - 0 views

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    Broadband to reach 77% of U.S. households by 2012, Gartner says
    Broadband penetration currently reaches just over half of U.S. homes
    By Brad Reed , Network World , 07/24/2008
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    The United States will close its digital divide significantly within the next four years, with 77% of U.S. households having a broadband Internet subscription, according to a new Gartner study.

    Just over half of U.S. households currently subscribe to broadband Internet services, but Gartner predic
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