Connectivity & Communications

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Bill Gates: Why do we believe lies?

I hope you’ve had a chance to check out the first two episodes of my podcast, Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions. I’m learning a lot from our guests, and Rashida is a great co-host.

‘Trust in Walking’ by Whitefish, Montana author Antonia Malchik

The crux of the book is the relationship between walkability and communities. Malchik argues that walkability correlates with trust within communities, resulting in lower crime and better health and resiliency.

Broadband Brings Varied Economic Impacts to Local Areas, States

During a National Telecommunications and Information Administration webinar, speakers discussed how broadband organizations can influence economic development projects, job numbers, local revenues and more.

States Tap Federal CARES Act to Expand Broadband

States’ efforts to expand connectivity using these federal resources have focused on four specific needs: increasing access to online learning for K-12 and postsecondary students, supporting telehealth services, deploying more public Wi-Fi access points, and investing in residential broadband infrastructure, especially in rural and underserved areas.

Contactless Government Is Booming: 10 Ways to Keep the Momentum Going

. “People talk about going back to normal, but what we’ve experienced will forever change how we’re doing things.”

Software developed by University College London & UC Berkeley can identify ‘fake news’ sites with 90% accuracy

Machine learning tool developed to detect fake news domains when they register

Debunking Three Myths about Rural America

To improve the accuracy and relevance of reporting, researchers and journalists can consider the following recommendations.

Coronavirus Accelerated Funding for Broadband, Now Communities Need to Catch Up

With dedicated funding for broadband from the second Congressional coronavirus relief package on the horizon, communities should start grassroots organizing immediately.

What Biden’s Plan for Universal Broadband Means for Your Business

The Biden administration has stated that it will support cities and local governments that want to build their own municipally-owned broadband networks.

Small-Town Editor Who Was Fired by Lee Enterprises Newspaper Chain Starts New Online Forum

Ashley Spinks Dugan spoke to the Daily Yonder, then to a public radio station. Then Lee Enterprises fired her.