Broadband

Tribal Technology Assessment: The State of Internet Service on Tribal Lands

Brian Howard, Traci Morris  |  Research  |  Arizona State University Federal data continues to show tribal lands are the least connected areas of the country. This survey found that residents on tribal lands are predominantly using smartphones to access the internet, while many are also accessing it through public Wi-Fi or at a friend/relative’s house. However, the data should […]

Education

Conference Call

mySociety are delighted to announce that the 6th annual The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference (TICTeC) will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland, on 24 and 25 March 2020. TICTeC brings together 200 participants from over 30 countries: those building and using civic/democratic tools for the public good and researchers studying their effectiveness. The conference focuses on discussing what works in terms of […]

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Call for Comments USAID’S DIGITAL STRATEGY Technology is transforming how people worldwide access information, goods, services, and opportunity and has the power to rapidly accelerate developing countries’ journey to self-reliance. https://www.usaid.gov/usaid-digital-strategy Draft USAID Digital Strategy (PDF – 839K) USAID’s first ever Digital Strategy charts an Agency-wide vision for development and humanitarian assistance in the world’s rapidly […]

Electrification

Electricity for All

Proceedings of the IEEE Webinar on Electricity for All Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now.English : New York Time   Event status:Not started (Register)Date and time:Friday, October 18, 2019 12:00 pmEastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) Program:Proceedings of the IEEE Webinar SeriesDuration:1 hourDescription:This webinar will provide an […]

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WTO Public Forum Oct 11

Three things to expect from the WTO Public Forum 20198-11 October, World Trade Organization, Geneva The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Public Forum is its largest annual outreach event. This year, the forum will take place from 8-11 October at the WTO headquarters in Geneva, and will provide a platform forparticipants coming from different sectors to discuss the […]

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After Hurricane Dorian, The ‘Wikipedia Of Maps’ Came To The Rescue

October 3, 201911:19 AM ET JOANNE LU Left: Volunteers take part in a “mapathon” organized by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. Right: OpenStreetMap contributors pinpoint dump sites along rivers and waterways in Dar es Saalam in an effort to predict and prevent flooding in the Tanzanian city.Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team When Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas on […]

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These Cities Have the Fastest, Slowest Internet in Rural America

The Atlanta suburb of Hampton, Georgia.boasts the fastest internet of any rural US city while Newcastle, California has the slowest, according to SatelliteInternet.com. ByAngela Moscaritolo October 1, 2019 5:00AM EST Clocking an average speed of 113.6 Megabits per second (Mbps), the Atlanta suburb of Hampton, Georgia. boasts the fastest internet of any rural city in […]

Cyberattacks

Over 500 US schools were hit by ransomware in 2019

Fifteen US school districts, accounting for 100 schools, were hit in the past two weeks alone. By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day | October 1, 2019 — 14:24 GMT (07:24 PDT) | Topic: Security In the first nine months of the year, ransomware infections have hit over 500 US schools, according to a report published last week by cyber-security firm Armor. In […]

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Inside The Movement To Improve Access To High-Speed Internet In Rural Areas

September 30, 20195:02 PM ETHeard on All Things Considered PAUL FLAHIVE FROM Broadband Internet is a fact of life for most Americans. But 21 million people do not have access to high-speed connections at all. In rural areas, there’s a move to improve the situation. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: It’s time now for All Tech Considered. (SOUNDBITE […]