The FCC released it’s 2015 Broadband Progress Report in February. I was please to see that the benchmark speeds for broadband were reclassified from 4 Mbps download and 1 Mbps speeds (which were ridiculous) to 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload. This of course changed how broadband availability and adoption is calculate. I put together a visual comparison of progress from their previous report from 2012. … Continue reading FCC 2015 Broadband Progress Report Compared to 2012
This morning at 10 am Eastern the FCC announced a new initiative aimed at closing the digital divide (access to broadband the necessary technology) and address digital literacy issues. Connect to Compete is A private and nonprofit sector partnership to promote broadband adoption and improve outcomes in disadvantaged communities. I missed the live broadcast so as I looked over the website and the announcement from the Knight … Continue reading FCC’s New Digital Literacy & Broadband Initiative Recognizes the Role Libraries Play Now & in the Future!
My personally selected top ten from the links I shared on Twitter 2.6.2011 through 2.12.2011. In no particular order 1. cool! Tool To Create Fake Facebook Walls For Historical or Fictitious Characters via @web20classroom@gwynethjones – just what it says a My Fake Wall gives you everything you need to create a face Facebook wall making it easy to add posts, pictures, events, comments and more. … Continue reading Top Ten Links 2.6 – Integrity, Broadband, The Future of Learning, Fake Facebook and Employee Appreciation
Since last months What I’m Reading post went so well I thought I’d write one for December. Books: Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky. I’ve been a fan of Shirky since reading his first book, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations, when it came out. I watch or listen to any of his speeches I can … Continue reading Read This! What I’m Reading in December 2010
This short video is from the March 9, 2010 FCC summit to discuss the need to include all Americans in the digital age. It gives clear examples of the need for access and the skills to use the internet across a diverse segment of the population. People need universal access to broadband and the skills to use it, not as a privilege, but as a … Continue reading The Digital Divide Does Not Discriminate
I’ve been following the FCC’s National Broadband Plans since they were sent to Congress. I’ve been excited about the possibility of the Digital Literacy Corps. However when reviewing the Broadband Action Agenda I feel a little uneasy. I see no reference to training or instruction. While I agree on the importance of access to broadband I’m concerned about lack of attention to instruction. This sort … Continue reading FCC’s Broadband Action Agenda Fails to Address Training and Education
If you haven’t heard on March 16th the FCC submitted its National Broadband Plan to congress. I was excited to read it included a proposal for Digital Literacy Corps, so I’ve been following any news about it. On March 26th there was an international briefing (pdf) which included some more information. Broadband.gov is a great resource of information about the FCC’s proposed National Broadband Plan. It … Continue reading National Broadband Plan & Digital Literacy Corps