Tech Today: Going Small to Get More Coverage

Bowling Green, KY. (September 20, 2018) – Just ten years after the introduction of the iPhone, we have grown accustomed to, and even dependent upon, constant cellular connectivity. Most of us don’t think about the infrastructure needed to make this 24/7 connectivity possible, however, a robust network of towers and other vertical assets keep America connected every hour of every …

Why rural internet programs bring new opportunities for remote workers and businesses

(September 14, 2018) – Microsoft and Network Business Systems plan to bring broadband internet to rural areas of Illinois, Iowa, and South Dakota. On Thursday, Microsoft and Network Business Systems announced plans to bring broadband internet access to rural communities in Illinois, Iowa, and South Dakota, bringing connectivity to approximately 126,700 unserved people, according to a press release. This connectivity …

Tech Today: How TV Whitespace Impacts the Internet

Bowling Green, KY. (September 11, 2018) – In rural areas of the country, people still “adjust the rabbit ears” to get better television reception. But imagine if that were your connection to the internet. While most wouldn’t be up for adjusting the antenna or wrapping tin foil on the “rabbit ears,” TV whitespace technology seeks to utilize the unused frequencies …

A Second Chance: How Digital Works Helped One Single Mom

Bowling Green, KY. (September 7, 2018) – Crystal Amesquita never expected to be in this position—recently incarcerated and struggling to find a job to support her 12-year-old son Dominic. “During my incarceration my son had made a statement to my boyfriend that he wanted to be a drug dealer, and I knew that was not the right way to live,” …

Tech Today: AT&T AirGig

Bowling Green, KY. (September 5, 2018) – In the 1930s, electricity had expanded to most urban areas in U.S., but very little electrical service existed in rural America. The Rural Electrification Act (REA) was enacted in 1936 and began the process of ensuring that electricity extended across the country and served even those in rural America. Fast forward to 2018 …

Tech Today: Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality

Bowling Green, KY. (August 29, 2018) – Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are technologies that may not seem like they correlate with the real world. For many of us, the mention of these types of technologies leads to images of clunky headsets from arcades and failed gaming systems, masses of people walking the sidewalks looking for Pokemon characters, …

State Issues Plan for Taking High-Speed Internet to (Nearly) Every Household

Lansing, MI. (August 27, 2018) – A subsidiary of nonprofit Connected Nation has promised to bring high-speed internet to every user in Michigan, with the help of the state’s governor, Rick Snyder. Connect Michigan has been promoting the idea of ubiquitous access and adoption of broadband for eight years. The current goal, shared in a recent report by the Michigan …