Pilot Grant Program to Improve Internet Connections in Public Libraries

Information Today, Inc.The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (www.gatesfoundation.org) announced a pilot initiative designed to help public libraries in seven states secure faster internet connections so more people can access a full range of online applications and opportunities. The foundation has awarded $6,959,771 in combined grant funding to Connected Nation (www.connectednation.com), a nonprofit broadband internet advocacy group, and the American …

Gates Grants $6.9 Mil For Library Broadband

National Journal OnlineA pilot initiative announced Thursday by the foundation run by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife will help public libraries in seven states secure faster Internet connections so more people can access a full range of online applications and opportunities. The foundation awarded $6.9 million in combined grant funding to Connected Nation, a non-profit Internet advocacy group, …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Announces Pilot Grant Program to Improve Internet Connections in Public Libraries

Resource ShelfThe foundation has awarded $6,959,771 in combined grant funding to Connected Nation, a non-profit broadband Internet advocacy group, and the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) to support improved Internet connections for public libraries in Arkansas, California, Kansas, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, and Virginia.Link to Article

White House Opposes FCC’s Free Internet Plan

CIO TodayCommerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez has written Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin that a free Internet would be inconsistent with the Bush administration’s views. Gutierrez asked the FCC to reconsider its vote on the AWS-3 rule. M2Z Networks said the Bush administration is telling the FCC to break the law.Article

Broadband and Retail: Black Friday and Cyber-24/7/365

Shelly Palmer MediaIt’s official; we’re in a recession. Which is incredibly bad news to get at the opening of the holiday shopping season. Not that anyone needed the National Bureau of Economic Research (the private organization charged with making such determinations) to tell us that times are tough. We all know it too well. No matter what business you’re in, …