Wireless Internet

Libraries Advance Digital Inclusion Role With Hotspots

Libraries are a lynchpin for national, state, and local digital inclusion efforts—particularly our 16,500+ public library locations across the country.

Cincinnati Building Fiber Ring, Pursuing Smart City Projects Downtown

As it builds a downtown fiber network, Cincinnati (OH) is laying the foundation for improved traffic management and other smart city initiatives, as well as offering the kind of communications infrastructure necessary to further grow the region’s

Innovators in Digital Inclusion: Connecting for Good

With a great amount of fanfare, Google picked Kansas City as its first Google Fiber city in July 2012. But the community’s commitment to full digital inclusion predates and runs much deeper than Google Fiber.

Date/Location Details: 

Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection

House Commerce Committee

Date: 
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:00

Members will explore the effects of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its application to the manufacturing sector. These devices can help increase efficiency for manufacturers. For example, IoT connected machines can communicate the need for more raw materials, when they need replacing, and provide information about productivity.

 

Witnesses

Mr. Thomas D. Bianculli 
Chief Technology Officer, Zebra Technologies Corporation



FirstNet and AT&T moving forward with IoT, smart city offerings

Following news that all of the nation’s states have opted in to FirstNet’s public-safety network, executives at FirstNet and AT&T are now moving forward with their network buildout plans.

Smart Cities are Changing

[Commentary]  Bill Gates is setting aside $80 million and over 24,000 acres to build one. Over in India, they’re planning to construct over 100 of them. They’re smart cities (SC), and they’ve been in development longer than you might think.

The Race for Space-Based Internet Is On

Internet access beamed down from space could drastically change the way we get online.

2018 Will Be the Year When the Internet Collides With Reality

The onset of a new year brings plenty of predictions, and so I will hazard one: Many of the biggest events of 2018 will be bound together by a common theme, namely the collision of the virtual internet with the real “flesh and blood” world.

Connect Americans Now: New Coalition Aims to Eliminate the Digital Divide in Rural America

Rallying around a plan to eliminate the digital divide by 2022, a diverse group of community leaders, rural advocates and top innovators announced the national launch of Connect Americans Now.

The FCC's Next Stunt: Reclassifying Cell Phone Data Service as 'Broadband Internet'

The Federal Communications Commission's decision toi repeal net neutrality was a major blow to internet freedom, but it’s only the first in a long line of actions that the FCC will take to tell itself that America’s broadband situation is better t