FCC 2015 Broadband Progress Report Compared to 2012

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

Top Ten Links 2.6 – Integrity, Broadband, The Future of Learning, Fake Facebook and Employee Appreciation

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

Mobile Phones and the Digital Divide Part 2

Jason Griffey and I are having a discussion via our blogs regarding mobile phones and the digital divide to catch up first read my original post Why Mobile Phone Are Not the Key to the Digital Divide then read Jason’s response Why mobile phones are one key to the digital divide. This is my response to his post. Jason states: I believe strongly that the idea that a desktop is … Continue reading Mobile Phones and the Digital Divide Part 2

Why Mobile Phones Are Not the Key to the Digital Divide

Earlier this week  I tweeted I whole heartedly, unequivocally disagree with this! Mobile access helps agencies break past digital divide  Which linked to this article from, Pew Internet and American life – Mobile access helps agencies break past digital divide | Interview with Aaron Smith. In which Smith says “I think mobile is playing a key role in bridging those gaps between people who have that … Continue reading Why Mobile Phones Are Not the Key to the Digital Divide

Should Broadband Access be a Right? I Say Yes

And I’m not alone. Countries such as France, Greece, Estonia, Spain and Finland have already moved to make it a right for their citizens. I know this can be a complicated topic to discuss,  as Ange Fitzpatrick points when cast against the civil rights and women’s rights struggles internet access seems laughable. Thomas Jefferson admirably covers all bases when he describes the unalienable rights as including … Continue reading Should Broadband Access be a Right? I Say Yes

FCC’s Broadband Action Agenda Fails to Address Training and Education

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

National Broadband Plan & Digital Literacy Corps

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