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Jasamyn Roberts

Date: 10.17.2017
Last week, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai gave a speech entitled, "Morning in Digital America" at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. As Pai reiterated, his foremost priority is bridging the digital divide. He said he has emulated some aspects of former President Reagan’s governing approach to his own in tackling...
Date: 10.11.2017
Fixed broadband networks around the world have become an integral part of societies, economies and communities, with all things internet relying heavily upon broadband. Worldwide, digital technologies are driving economic growth, leading-edge innovation and public service delivery. And countries with sophisticated broadband infrastructure are...
Date: 10.04.2017
Last week, the Senate Broadband Caucus held an expo on the future of telehealth in the 21st century, including remarks from Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.). The Senators spoke about the crucial role broadband deployment will play in paving the way for people living in rural areas to access to...
Date: 09.06.2017
Broadband is vital to America’s farmers and ranchers to support their livelihood, manage agricultural operations, and in turn, feed America. Agricultural Internet of Things (IoT) devices operating with broadband connectivity are giving farmers the capability to cultivate their land more efficiently. Agricultural technology monitors water...
Date: 08.25.2017
When online classes were first introduced, many people didn’t understand the concept, much less the feasibility. Today, many prominent and prestigious schools and universities offer online coursework. A recent study estimates 3.5 million students were enrolled in online degree programs in 2016 – a number expected to grow to 5 million...
Date: 11.10.2016
Older adults represent a large percentage of the Americans who have not yet adopted broadband. In a 2015 Statista Research and Analysis survey, 41 percent of adults, ages 65 years and over, said they do not use the internet at all. Many seniors are not using broadband internet for a number of reasons, including affordability, accessibility,...
Date: 09.08.2016
For the past two years, two of the largest licensing clearinghouses, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) have been negotiating with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to gain more control over fees for their artists’ work that is shared with digital services. These organizations,...
Date: 09.01.2016
Digital music services like Spotify and Pandora may be favored by their listeners, yet for songwriters, singers and publishers, sharing their music with audio streaming services may not be such a sweet deal. Several music artists and songwriters believe that the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act does not allow for a fair share of profits...
Date: 08.02.2016
Streaming music is becoming increasingly popular as the digital music industry grows quickly. A study from Park Associates states that 66% of U.S. households with broadband service use streaming music and 26% of those individuals subscribe to a paid audio streaming service. Surprisingly, according to Park Associates, the top spot goes to Amazon...
Date: 07.06.2016
Online protection is a real concern for consumers with the rise of cyberattacks and increasing prevalence of harmful content disguised to look legitimate. Consumers must constantly be on guard to safeguard personal and financial information from the multitude of online scams. Parents face an even trickier challenge with overseeing their children...

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