Browsing articles tagged with " Broadband Internet access"
Nov
16
2010

Don’t Slow Down Broadband Adoption Just for Spite

This post originally appeared on the huffingtonpost. Now that the midterm elections are over I’ve been reading all the reactions from voters and have noticed a trend. A lot of people have openly admitted that they voted for a candidate that opposes President Obama’s policies just to send a message; also admitting that candidate was less qualified and that they essentially did it for spite. Once that really started to sink in, I thought about […]

Nov
10
2010

As Broadband Use Grows The Gaps Remain In The Same Places

There was a recent article on Forbes.com that talks about the growing usage of numbers in broadband in the US.  As we all continue to become part of a world where having broadband access whether it’s residential or wireless is becoming a key differentiator in the quality of life that people can have. The article cites some significant growth statistics: “Among the major findings: _ 94.1 percent of households with income exceeding $100,000 subscribed to […]

Nov
2
2010

Encrouraging Government Procurement of Minority Tech Start-Ups

The post originally appeared on Politic365 The Internet is a topic of conversation in D.C. more than ever these days.  It has spawned companies like Google and Facebook that have not only changed how we find and share information but have also impacted the economy with job creation and monetization opportunities for companies of all sizes on their platforms.  Yes, the Internet has been a life-changing bed of opportunity for thousands of small companies and […]

Aug
31
2010

Economic Study Misconstrues Benefits of Computers, Broadband

This post originally appeared on politic365.com A recent article in Investor’s Business Daily revealed a startling bias against the potential benefits of broadband, particularly for low-income and minority students. According to Norm Alster, the article’s author, [T]he latest research suggests that dumping technology on people actually widens the gap between haves and have-nots.  Kids who are given computers and high-speed Internet begin to slip in math, reading and English.  The impact is worst among the […]

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