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Microsoft to Harness Unused TV Channels to Help Get More of Rural America Online

Silicon Valley has dreamed up hot air balloons, drones and constellations of mini-satellites to connect the world to the internet. Now Microsoft is adding its own moonshot to solve the digital divide into that mix. (more…)

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Alphabet Grounds Solar-powered Drones Project Titan, Shifts to Project Loon

Alphabet’s X division always has a number of forward-looking and sometimes fanciful research initiatives underway. These are the company’s most pie-in-the-sky projects that may or may not ever see the light of day, with Google Glass and Google Brain representing two projects that have made their way into the real

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Ecuador Says Government Has ‘Temporarily Restricted’ Julian Assange’s Internet

Ecuador's government acknowledged on Tuesday that it cut off WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's internet access at its embassy in London after the whistleblowing site published a trove of damaging emails from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. (more…)

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Black Pastors In Tennesse Urge Google Not to Exclude Poor Communities In Fiber Internet Expansion

The Rev. Frank Stevenson, a pastor at St. Luke's Primitive Baptist Church in Nashville, hears plenty of buzz about fiber Internet expanding in Nashville. While the concept is exciting for the city, he and other black pastors have concerns and questions about what this means for the communities they serve. Mainly,

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The Dangers and Benefits of Techonology In Sermon Preparation

Technology can be a wonderful servant but a terrible master. Nowhere is that more true than in the area of Christian ministry, especially for the preacher preparing sermons. My aim in this article is to help preachers use technology in such a way as to get the most out of

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The 3 Zip Codes Without Ashley Madison Users

If you live in Polvadera, New Mexico, or in Nikolai or Perryville, Alaska, you don't have any neighbors who registered with Ashley Madison. However, Polvadera (population 269) has no Internet access, and Nikolai (population 94) and Perryville (population 113) are tiny. That's 476 people out of more than 321,000,000 Americans.

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Obama to Challenge Laws that Limit Expansion of High-Speed Internet Access

With a looming showdown over net neutrality bumping up against his internet-heavy State of the Union address, President Barack Obama continued his weeklong dance with telecommunications giants on Wednesday in Iowa, unveiling plans to challenge state laws that limit the expansion of high-speed broadband access. The ambitious plan aims to make small US

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