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Redefining broadband speeds – promoting a culture of consumers not producers

Late last week the FCC redefined broadband

The FCC will now require companies receiving Connect America funding for fixed broadband to serve consumers with speeds of at least 10 Mbps for downloads and 1 Mbps for uploads.

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How does US broadband rank? Depends what you measure.

I read an interesting report today. It’s a rebuttal to reports (such as Akamai) that show that the US is not a leader in broadband. 893 more words



It may not be as fun as tearing a person apart, but it’s still pretty interesting. I like the idea that a person gets bored when the activity on which they are focused isn’t taking up enough of their mental  161 more words


What Happens When Kids Don't Have Internet at Home?

KENT, Wash.—As students stream off the school buses here, the typical end-of-day scene unfolds with a twist.

Thrown over the kids’ shoulders are sleek black laptop bags with the name of their district emblazoned on them. 700 more words


These Are Also "Today's Students"

I wrote yesterday about a teacher’s blog post framed as being about “Today’s students” and offering advice about technology in schools, based on the experiences of these particular students. 70 more words

Social Class

Mining Black Misery: The Overemphasis on Black Disadvantage

Some years ago I was talking with my mother about the content of one of the classes she was taking.  At the time she was working on her bachelor’s degree.  1,323 more words