“Sharing is essential for the future of spectrum utilization. Many of the high-frequency bands we will make available for 5G currently have some satellite users, and some federal users, or at least the possibility of future satellite and federal users,” Wheeler noted. “This means sharing will be required between satellite and terrestrial wireless; an issue that is especially relevant in the 28GHz band. It is also a consideration in the additional bands we will identify for future exploration. We will strike a balance that offers flexibility for satellite users to expand, while providing terrestrial licensees with predictability about the areas in which satellite will locate.” (read more)
Digipreneurship University, a provider of low-cost computer devices and 4G mobile Internet access backed by Sprint, is aiming to distribute thousands of mobile hotspots to after schools, low-income families, community-based organizations and libraries nationwide. This initiative is aligned with America’s plan to expand 5G wifi for all and to create new opportunities through connectivity.
The digital revolution has opened up a world of information and opportunity for the majority of Americans. But 34 million people — about 10 percent of the U.S. population — remain offline. The costs of being disconnected rise every day, for both individuals and communities as a whole. That’s why we developed the i3 Internet Inclusion Initiative. In partnership with nonprofits, schools, libraries and other community organizations, we’re helping connect underserved Americans to the tools they need to improve their lives.
Take a look at the key findings from a recent study in New York where local patrons were able to “borrow the Internet” for six months at a time. Here are the findings from the initial pilot:
So exactly who is left behind in the race for fair and equitable Internet Service and who is left behind?
Who’s left behind?
Take a look at the faces of the Digital Divide:
What are they missing?