Posts Tagged ‘Telecommunications Systems’

Why You Should Worry About Losing Net Neutrality

Do you use the Internet? Then you have some work to do—right now. The new FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is leading a dangerous effort to roll back net neutrality rules that keep Internet service providers (ISPs) from engaging in data discrimination, like slowing down Internet speeds for some content and charging a fee for “fast […]

Here’s how the internet’s net neutrality day of action is unfolding

Today, some of the world’s biggest internet companies and activist groups are coming together to protest the FCC’s proposed rollback of net neutrality protections. Google, Twitter, and Reddit have weighed in, as have groups like Mozilla and the ACLU. The Verge

Net Neutrality Battle

“Net neutrality” is an innocuous term for a concept that’s invoked heated debate both inside and outside academe. The idea that service providers must treat all internet data the same — regardless of who’s using what content, or how — has fierce proponents and critics, with the former championing the free exchange of ideas and […]

Inside Digital Learning — Digital Field Trip to Smithsonian

For the 24 students in Virginia Miller’s Principles of Chemistry 1 class at Montgomery College last fall, almost every lesson featured a “trip” to a world-class museum. Miller transformed her traditional, face-to-face course through the use of an expansive digital collection from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Inside Higher Ed

Optical Communication at Record-High Speed

Soliton frequency combs generated in optical microresonators allow to transmit data at rates of more than 50 terabits per second – publication in Nature Science and Technology Research News

Blackboard Achieves AWS Education Competency Status

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Blackboard Inc., a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, today announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Education Competency status. This designation recognizes that Blackboard has demonstrated technical proficiency and success building cloud-hosted educational solutions for clients. Blackboard

Download Report: The Internet of Things Connectivity Binge: What Are the Implications?

The Internet of Things Connectivity Binge: What Are the Implications? Despite wide concern about cyberattacks, outages and privacy violations, most experts believe the Internet of Things will continue to expand successfully the next few years, tying machines to machines and linking people to valuable resources, services and opportunities Pew Research Center: Internet & Technology

Funds for Learning CEO discusses E-rate developments ahead

Schools and libraries must vocalize the importance of E-rate funding to the FCC and their representatives, says John Harrington. Ed Scoop

FCC asks whether to ‘keep, modify, or eliminate’ net neutrality rules

A U.S. Federal Communications Commission proposal to scrap the foundation for its own 2015 net neutrality rules nevertheless asks for public comment on whether it should “keep, modify, or eliminate” basic protections. Macworld

Americans have mixed views on policies encouraging broadband adoption

As the Federal Communications Commission continues to address broadband infrastructure and access, Americans have mixed views on two policies designed to encourage broadband adoption, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Pew Research Center