Stop wasting my money and use the channels that most parents access every day. Welcome to 2011, when paper should be an anachronism.
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Can America, especially rural America, ever catch up with the sort of broadband we need to meet business, academic, entertainment, and social needs?
Jason Perlow's vision of a digital underclass can be prevented, but only through the rapid evolution of our vision of what a library should be (and the support of vital stakeholders).
Got dark fiber near you? New E-Rate rules will mean that schools and libraries will finally be able to tap this resource for the good of their students and communities.
We have a mix of aging and relatively new schools in our district. However, the newer schools actually present some serious tech problems related to public perception of the buildings.
As more details of the FCC's National Broadband Plan emerge, it looks as though the antiquated E-rate rules that prevent many schools from sharing their Internet access with their communities will be changing. E-Rate, a program that subsidizes large percentages of Internet access for schools and libraries in poor and rural communities, is slated for "tweaking" under the plan.
The FCC is proposing a "National Broadband Plan" that would have 100 million homes hitting 100Mbps speeds in 10 years. While the plan itself has both its critics and supporters, as well as optimists and pessimists regarding its chances of success, I still have to wonder if it wouldn't be more realistic and useful to direct broadband expansion to schools, hospitals, and other institutions rather than to home users.
Just in case anyone cares, I'm headed on vacation next week. I'm going to be even further in the middle of nowhere with my family than I normally am at home, although I hear that there's WiFi in the nearesttown.
It's a good question, actually, but it begs the fundamental question of why are we using social media tools in schools in the first place?
The little guy to whom I'm referring is the Marvell Plug Computer. At $100 and the size of a wall wart AC adapter, the cheapskate in me starts pondering just how I might use this bad boy in a school.