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Date: 11.15.2016
The U.S. tech economy faces a critical shortage of talent and continues to fail to draw women to the ranks. Nearly a half million new computing jobs were created in 2015, but only 40,000 new computer science graduates entered the workforce, according to Accenture, the global professional services company.  Women may account for 47 percent...
Date: 04.22.2016
Earth Day, celebrated this year on April 22, raises awareness of the need to reduce damage to the environment. More than 90 percent of corporations, including the nation’s leading telecommunications providers, are making substantial commitments to limit their environmental impact, according to a survey conducted by Ingersoll Rand with...
Date: 01.28.2016
In the midst of recent stock market turbulence, telecommunications and other utilities stocks led the resurgence of gains, the Los Angeles Times reports. The resilience of telecom stocks in a tumultuous investment climate – now and into the future -- was the focus of a recent forecast published in Seeking Alpha. “Telecommunications...
Date: 12.03.2015
The portion of U.S. households using landlines for voice service has fallen below half for the first time, according to the latest data on household voice telephony choices from the Centers for Disease Control. This is because more and more American households are cutting the cord for voice services and using only wireless telephones. Based on a...
Date: 08.04.2015
What if a computer could help boost U.S. national security efforts, inform greater economic competitiveness, advance scientific achievement and help answer some of the most complex questions of the day? This is the goal behind a new ambitious technology endeavor, the National Strategic Computing Initiative, recently launched by President Obama...
Date: 06.23.2015
While the tech jobs’ boom may be benefitting college-educated blacks and Hispanics, according to new findings from the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), “progress remains slow for women even though they represent 47 percent of the workforce,” said Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. “It’s safe to say...
Date: 05.28.2015
Gigabit services are expanding throughout the United States, according to Akamai’s 2014 fourth quarter State of the Internet report (link is external) released in March, which shows all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., saw increases on a year-over-year basis in average connection speeds compared with the fourth quarter of 2013. Those ranked...
Date: 04.28.2015
The nation’s telecommunications providers are embracing the Internet protocol (IP) transition, migrating from traditional copper wire and coaxial cable to fiber-based networks. This shift is not only helping advance technology, but it’s also having a positive environmental impact as well. Fiber is more efficient, reliable and...
Date: 04.10.2015
Connecting commercial buildings and multi-tenant spaces to high-speed Internet via fiber is on the rise according to new research (link is external) from Vertical Systems Group. Statistics from this study show that the percentage of fiber-connected buildings reached more than 42 percent by the end of 2014, quadrupling since 2004. In Vertical...
Date: 03.04.2015
Video games are often viewed as entertainment, but several initiatives underway aspire to make them something more: an education tool capable of changing behaviors for the better. According to The Washington Post, gamification is being used to encourage consumers to moderate their energy consumption habits. In a recent study of 22 separate...

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