The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.

Lapeer County Launches New Effort To Expand Broadband Access

LAPEER—The Lapeer County Broadband Committee has launched a new initiative to expand and improve high-speed internet access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations. “We must take immediate action to provide more families and businesses with access to the critical resources and information they need,” said Quentin Bishop, executive director of

By |2020-10-15T16:00:01-04:00October 15th, 2020|Internet, IoT|

Connected Nation Offers Michigan Broadband Coverage Maps

LANSING—Connected Nation Michigan, the state affiliate of the national high-speed internet promotion organization Connected Nation, announced the release of new broadband coverage maps for the state. The maps can be found at this link. There’s also a map of Michigan’s public Wi-Fi hotspots at this link. The maps now include additional community feedback and internet

By |2020-10-09T10:39:45-04:00October 9th, 2020|Featured, IoT|

97 Adult Education Programs Get $13.6 Million From Education Department

LANSING - Michigan residents will have improved access to adult education programs as 97 organizations have been awarded Adult Education and Family Literacy Act funding to support adult education and literacy programs throughout the state. This represents an increase of nearly 13% in approved providers over the previous program year. The Michigan Department of Labor

By |2020-10-02T17:46:10-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Featured, IoT, STEM|

71 Percent of Students Fear Lower Grades Due To Sporadic Internet Access

WASHINGTON - Seventy-one percent (71%) of students who expect lower grades than usual while learning remotely don't always have access to high-speed internet, according to a new report from The Manifest, a business how-to and news website. The survey accounts for 400 high school and college students' impressions on remote learning in the fall 2020

By |2020-10-02T16:05:02-04:00October 2nd, 2020|IoT|

Connected Nation Michigan Sets Webinar On Telehealth

LANSING—Connected Nation Michigan, the state’s unit of the broadband advocacy group Connected Nation, will host a webinar on telehealth usage and advances for patients and doctors on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The event, set to begin at 11 a.m. Eastern time, will feature a discussion with Ryan Palmer, chief of the Telecommunications Access Policy Division within

By |2020-09-18T09:04:07-04:00September 18th, 2020|IoT, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

School Is Starting Bridging Broadband Gap Massive Problem

SAN FRANCISCO - When the coronavirus pandemic forced California schools to close in March, the West Contra Costa Unified School District knew it had a problem. Most of its 29,000 students had school-provided Google Chromebooks, but an estimated quarter of them didn't have access to reliable internet connectivity at home -- something that was vital for attending classes

By |2020-08-26T18:12:05-04:00August 26th, 2020|IoT|

US Begins $1 billion Quantum Computing Plan To Best Adversaries

WASHINGTON DC - The Department of Energy's five quantum computing centers, housed at US national laboratories, are funded by a five year, $625 million project bolstered by $340 million worth of help from companies including IBM, Microsoft, Intel, Applied Materials and Lockheed Martin. The funds came from the $1.2 billion allocated by the National Quantum Initiative Act, which

By |2020-08-26T18:12:06-04:00August 26th, 2020|IoT, STEM|

How China Uses Facial Recognition To Control Human Behavior

SAN FRANCISCO - Facial recognition supporters in the US often argue that the surveillance technology is reserved for the greatest risks -- to help deal with violent crimes, terrorist threats and human trafficking. And while it's still often used for petty crimes like shoplifting, stealing $12 worth of goods or selling $50 worth of drugs, its use in the US still looks tame

By |2020-08-11T17:06:01-04:00August 11th, 2020|Internet, IoT|

J.D. Power Survey: Wireless Customer Care Satisfaction Remains High

TROY—With a steady flow of calls to wireless customer care representatives, who were moved from call centers to a shelter-in-place situation, great performance and great resolution remain intact during this critical time for wireless carriers, according to the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Performance Study—Volume 2. “Just as we saw in our recent

By |2020-08-08T19:35:35-04:00August 5th, 2020|Internet, IoT, Mobile MI, Mobility|

WOW Adds Internet Video In Detroit, Chicago, and Evansville, Ind.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—Officials at WideOpenWest Inc., which does business as WOW Internet Cable & Phone announced the introduction of its Internet Protocol video service, WOW! tv+, for high-speed data customers in its markets in the Detroit, Chicago, and Evansville, Ind. areas. Already available in its Columbus, Ohio, Cleveland and mid-Michigan markets, the Android TV-based platform features

By |2020-07-16T18:08:19-04:00July 16th, 2020|ESD, Featured, IoT|