A Smart City Shouldn’t Leave Any Citizen Behind
When it comes to city services, we expect that as a result of social policy and law, access to vital provisions such as utilities, waste water management, and communications is provided to all citizens no matter the sector they reside in.  In our zest to promote smart cities, are we
With Broadband Technology, Millennials Bring Hip Hop to the Source
Whether it was the sound systems and block parties of the mid 1970s, an aspiring DJ selling records out of a crate, or a brother break dancing on cardboard on a street corner, hip hop culture emanated from the streets, with rap music as its unapologetic anthem. In the early
#MobileLikeMe Takes it’s Message to the FCC
The fight to protect your “Free Data” was taken directly to the FCC on Thursday, October 27.  Despite the weather being a little cold and overcast, #MobileLikeMe was extremely effective in getting the message out that free data is important to consumers. The MobileLikeMe movement spread the word as curious
Clyburn Says She Won’t Vote to Ban Sponsored Data Offerings
FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn has always seen the bigger picture with regards to telecom issues and how they relate to and affect Americans who remain digitally divided. Recently, she once again stood up for those being left behind in our ever evolving digital world by stating her support of
#Solutions2020 Policy Forum Hosted by FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn
On October 19, 2016 Commissioner Mignon Clyburn hosted a very informative conference about access to the internet, most importantly this forum was about finding solutions not excuses. The day started with a lighting round about “Bridging the affordability Gap:” an incredible session about ensuring that internet access stays affordable to
Uninterested and Cost-Prohibitive: 33 Million Americans Still Offline
A surprising number of Americans are not connected to the internet. According to National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Director of Minority Telecommunications Development, Office of Policy Analysis and Development, Maureen Lewis, “In 2015, 33 million households (27 percent of all U.S. households) did not use the Internet at home,
Free Data Benefits Extend Beyond Corporate Profit
A recent op-ed by Mike Elgan, writing for Computer World, took aim at the profit motivation behind companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon for their free data offerings. Each company has been experimenting with new methods of providing internet connectivity or digital goods at no cost to consumers. Some praise
Mobile Broadband Adoption Exploding Globally
More than 226 million people in Africa have smartphone connections, and more than half a billion are mobile cell phone subscribers, a figure that’s expected to grow to 725 million by 2020. At the same time, 92% of China’s mainland population is expected to have mobile broadband at 4G speeds