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Blog // Connect Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Internet Service Providers Address the Need for Speed

By Wil Payton

Broadband, or high-speed Internet, has acquired recognition as an essential utility. But over time the need for speed has become quite prevalent as businesses and consumers navigate the digital ecosystem. In Puerto Rico, three telecommunications firms have been making significant inroads in technological modernization by making higher-speed services available. Liberty, Claro, and Critical Hubs Networks have each recently made higher-speed service packages available to their customers. Below is an excerpt from a CaribbeanBusinessPR article of this development: Such developments are the latest in a continuing push for ever-faster average...

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FCC’s Lifeline Broadband Pilots Test Strategies for Promoting Broadband Adoption among Low-Income Americans

By Connected Nation

This month Connected Nation is raising awareness about digital learning programs and partners across the country. Today’s blog is shining a spotlight on the FCC Lifeline Broadband Pilot program which launched last week. These pilots are underway in several states to test how best to increase adoption of high-speed Internet among low-income Americans, a group with strikingly low adoption levels. The FCC established the Lifeline broadband pilot program last year as a competitive selection program for projects to gather data regarding what programs would result in higher adoption rates among low-income consumers.  Connected Nation is...

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Soldier Stationed Overseas Witnesses Son’s Birth via Broadband

By Wil Payton

Broadband does more than provide faster access to information. This touching story reveals how it can be the tool that keeps families connected. A Minnesota National Guardsman was scheduled to be home in time for his son’s birth, but apparently the baby had other plans. An extract from the story is below: Those who fight in our armed forces are often away from home during important family moments -- sometimes including the birth of a child. However, new technology can help bridge large distances, and one Minnesota guardsman was able to witness his son's birth via Skype. Jon Anderson was supposed to be home for Emmet's birth, but...

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Technology Representatives Meet to Focus on Broadband in Latin America and the Caribbean

By CPR Staff

Caribbean recently published a report of a meeting of representatives of the technology industry who were exploring ways to improve the regulatory framework in Latin America and the Caribbean to promote greater broadband penetration and usage. Here you can find an excerpt of the statement. On December 8, about 50 representatives of the telecommunications industry participated in the half-day brainstorming session , "the broadband platform IDB's: Creating a regulatory framework that works." The meeting was held at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington, DC Among the companies and nonprofit organizations who...

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