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Internet Use Correlates With Engagement For High School Students

[R]ecent findings from a longitudinal study of high school age students [suggests] that youth who pursue their Interests online are more likely to be engaged in civic issues. via readwriteweb.com Note that I have significantly changed the headline that accompanied this RRW story. The original (emphasis added): Study Finds the Internet Makes Youth More Engaged […]

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Tech & society

FCC Broadband Plan Shrivels Compared To New Hampshire

Last March, the FCC announced a national broadband plan with the goal of connecting ~85 percent of the US population to 100 Mbps high speed broadband by 2020. I just learned that New Hampshire is requiring that North Carolina-based FairPoint* (which paid $2.3 billion for Verizon’s New England land lines and internet service) is required […]

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Mobile

US Broadband: The FCC and Network Neutrality

Part 1 of a series (How US Broadband and Cellular Telecomm Got So Messed Up) on U.S. telecommunication infrastructure Back in December, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 along partisan lines to approve network neutrality rules, rules which had not yet been made public. The proposed rules (pdf) were released on 23 December. The proposal […]