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First POST: Oversharing

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, February 11 2015

The internal combustion of the New Organizing Institute; why sexist and homophobic tweets are still not a good idea; lessons from John Ellis (Jeb) Bush on how not to do transparency; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Recaps

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 12 2015

Previewing the State of the Union's tech topics; data-driven campaigns go after the under-18 vote; open data activist Carl Malamud's renewed campaign to liberate the law; and much, much more. Read More

Five Ways New York City is Changing its Broadband Policy

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 21 2012

In a broad announcement today first unveiled by New York City Deputy Mayor Robert K. Steel, city officials rolled out a series of initiatives designed to widen the availability of broadband Internet access in the city. Read More

From Detroit, a Dispatch on Bridging the Digital Divide

BY Miranda Neubauer | Wednesday, April 11 2012

Detroit at night, 2008. Photo: Ed Schipul

As more and more people become a part of what a 2011 McKinsey report called "the $8 trillion global economy," broadband access and digital literacy in many areas of the United States remain low. In search of ways to avoid leaving Americans behind as the economy moves online, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation awarded an $810,000 grant in September 2009 to Community Telecommunications Network, a Detroit, Mich. nonprofit. After three years of work, a new report shows how hard that can be. Read More

In Cable Franchise Deal, New York City Snatches Up Commitments to High-Speed Internet

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, August 10 2011

A deal with New York's cable providers is based on a 2008 deal with Verizon to provide its FiOS fiber-optic service in the city. Photo: Rob Pongsajapan / Flickr New York City on Wednesday announced a deal with Time ... Read More

The Political Fight Over Public Broadband Arrives in Wisconsin

BY Nick Judd | Monday, June 13 2011

Ars Technica has an in-depth look at a legislative battle now in progress over the fate of a public broadband network for Wisconsin's state schools and libraries: As we go to press with this story, WiscNet is negotiating ... Read More

Broadband Ambitions, One Year In

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 14 2011

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