Make no mistake -- America's connectivity is one of the most important economic and social issues we face.
Next year will see one of the most important spectrum auctions to date: the auction of some voluntarily relinquished broadcast television spectrum, repurposed for consumer wireless use, in what is called an "incentive auction."
Putting spectrum to its most productive use is the best way to serve consumers, especially Hispanics and others for whom wireless is a critical gateway to jobs, education, and other life-enriching experiences.
It recently came to my attention, that throughout the nation, young men and women who are Latino are, unfortunately, caught on the wrong side of the digital divide.
Government will make decisions which could positively impact how we use our smartphones to communicate, conduct business, get directions, ect. These key decisions could determine what kind of choices we'll have for mobile connections -- and what they will cost.
Christine Gary had hopes of setting a world record as the youngest person to run a marathon on each continent. But when she found out that someone else beat her by just a few weeks, she settled on a new challenge.
Sometimes, caught at the coffee dock, a man will lower his voice and ask me: Why do YOU think there are so few women in IT? In my 15 years of working in IT, I am still usually the only woman on the team.
By focusing on the long-term impact on local economies, Inveneo prudently sidesteps many of the issues with international nonprofits that critics raise.
Who uses online voter registration? Which party may benefit? Data provided by the Maryland State Board of Elections illuminates patterns of online voter registration use.
Nobody should be left behind; nobody should lose voice service; and every American, including people of color, should experience the opportunities that are possible in the all-IP world we are entering now.
If we want our students to think about careers in software development, we need to provide them with access, information and mentors.
The policy question is not, "Is broadband working in America?" It clearly is. The real challenge is to make sure that the remaining Americans who are not on the fast lane of the Internet get on it as quickly as possible.
Whether we use the term "digital divide" or not, we need to keep a very keen eye on what's happening below the surface, and how quickly (or not) each segment is changing its behaviour. In time, perhaps we will all be at the digital "promised land".
Online defamation campaigns against women cyberactivists have been seen throughout the world, and in the Arab region, where they have come to play a central role in the uprisings, even becoming memes online.
Municipal broadband networks have been gaining traction across the country. It's easy to see why: In many rural and low-income communities, privately offered broadband services are nonexistent.
Why not harness the Postal Service of the 21st century to catalyze America's economic development, much as the Postal Service did after it was originally created in the 18th century?