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Seattle – January 31, 2020 – Today the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) Committee announced the 2020 Call for Papers. The tenth anniversary of GHTC will take place in Seattle, Washington, USA, October 29 – November 1, 2020. See attached PDF flyer. Organized by IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional society with over 400,000 members in over […]


What does 5G offer that 4G doesn’t?

Bob O’Donnell Special for USA TODAY0:005:36AD FOSTER CITY, Calif. — If you’ve turned on the TV or browsed the web since the start of the year, you’ve undoubtedly been barraged with news and ads about 5G, the next generation wireless technology. What you probably haven’t heard or seen much of, however, is real explanations of […]

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Tackling the Tribal Digital Divide

A nonprofit helps Native communities build and operate their own broadband networks. MARCH 2020 READING TIME 7 MIN STEADY NOW: Maka‘awa‘awa, Matt Rantanen, Triggs and Darrah Blackwater help the Nation of Hawai‘i set up a community broadband network. Photo: Christopher MitchellFacebook – share an article. Opens in new window.Twitter – share an article. Opens in new window. […]


Big Tech’s honeymoon with the world’s second-largest internet market is ending

By Rishi Iyengar, CNN Business Updated 11:21 AM ET, Wed February 26, 2020 NOW PLAYING San Francisco (CNN Business)In the 2010s, India’s internet exploded. More than half a billion Indians came online in the 10 years to September 2019, according to the latest government data, and the country now has twice as many internet users as the entire population […]


How States Are Expanding Broadband Access

Read full report Ebook Overview Broadband is increasingly intertwined with the daily functions of modern life. It is transforming agriculture, supporting economic development initiatives, and is a critical piece of efforts to improve health care and modernize transportation. But the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) estimates that 21 million1 Americans still lack broadband access. Other […]


Digital prosperity: How broadband can deliver health and equity to all communities

REPORT Adie Tomer, Lara Fishbane, Angela Siefer, and Bill CallahanFebruary 27, 2020 For media inquiries, contact:[email protected] DOWNLOAD   Research brief  Report INTRODUCTION Two decades into the new millennium, the digitalization of American life is no longer striking—it is ordinary. Every industry relies on computing, cloud storage, or other digital equipment to sell goods and services. Employers increasingly demand more […]


Who Gets 5G — And Who Gets Left Behind — Has Some Worried About Digital Inequality

February 25, 202012:00 PM ET PAUL FLAHIVE FROM Mark Garlick/Getty Images/Science Photo Library To say there is a lot of hype around 5G is probably an understatement. Verizon and T-Mobile spent an estimated $22 million on Super Bowl ads to tell us all about it. In one commercial, Verizon said it would allow firefighters to […]

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India’s broadband users

Source: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India However, you’re much more likely to have access to the internet if you live in a city rather than in the countryside – where most Indians live. There’s also a gender disparity. Women are 50% less likely to use mobile internet than men, according to a 2019 study. India’s […]

Internet Shutdown

What happens when the internet vanishes? By Joe Tidy & Becky DaleBBC News 25 February 2020 From his high-rise desk overlooking the sprawling city of Addis Ababa, Markos Lemma has a pretty good view. As the founder of technology innovation hub IceAddis, his co-working space is usually abuzz with wide-eyed entrepreneurs fuelled on strong coffee […]

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Discover Techniques and the End-to-End System of 5G Networks

You are invited to participate in a live complimentary IEEE course program webinar entitled, “Discover Techniques and the End-to-End System of 5G Networks,” presented by Olivier Haioun and Dorothy Stanley. LIVE WEBCAST DATE: March 04, 2020 LIVE WEBCAST TIME: 12:00 PM EST  Use the link below to enter the webcast up to 15 minutes before the […]