DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM READY TO ACCEPT MORE HOUSEHOLDS WITH FREE INTERNET SERVICE

Posted on Aug 13, 2021 in Latest News, Newsroom

HONOLULU As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, our reliance on internet connectivity to work remotely, engage in distance learning, utilize telehealth services, and access government services online becomes more in demand. But, with the help of a program established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), low-income families everywhere, including Hawai‘i, are able to access truly affordable internet service. Currently, more than 9,000 households across Hawai‘i are enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, amounting

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The websites we visit are scattered across a vast, messy web of underground cables, racks of metallic boxes, and a myriad of routers that we’ve come to call the internet. So when you punch in an address and hit enter, how does your browser know where to look?

The answer is a system that’s been around since the days that the internet was so small and so compact, it could all be mapped in a single text file. It’s called the Domain Name System (or DNS for short), and although it has kept up with the internet’s evolving role for

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T-Mobile

Things have been moving fast in 2021 for T-Mobile’s 5G Home Internet option. It first started rolling out a pilot program early in the year and one of my CNET colleagues was one of the first to give it a test run. By April, T-Mobile announced it had expanded its home broadband service nationwide

While we’ve been aware for quite some time of T-Mobile’s desire to use 5G to break into the home internet game, now that its home broadband offering is here, what does that mean for consumers? Does 5G home internet offer something new?

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Have you ever considered how much benefit comes from having access to the internet? At your fingertips is a vast expanse of knowledge and opportunities. Unfortunately, those who don’t have access, or have limited access, can struggle to acquire the same advantages.

This is known as the digital divide.

In this article, we’ll explore what the digital divide is, what causes it, and how it harms regional areas.

What Is the Digital Divide?

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The digital divide is the gap between those who have access to digital technologies and those who don’t. It’s often defined by

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Internet providers may be fond of zero-rating services (that is, their traffic doesn’t count toward data caps), but they might want to think twice about that practice in Europe. As Fortune reports, the EU’s Court of Justice has ruled that zero-rating (aka “zero tariff”) options violate net neutrality and are “incompatible with EU law.” These perks don’t honor EU regulations demanding that providers treat traffic equally, the court said.

The decision came after two German courts asked the Court of Justice about the legality of zero-rated options from carriers Telekom Deutschland (with a large stake in T-Mobile in the

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States to offer digital driver’s license via Apple Wallet app

Several states will soon allow their residents to securely add a digital driver’s license or state ID to the Wallet app on their iPhone and Apple Watch, Apple announced this week.

Arizona and Georgia will be the first to roll out this feature, with Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma and Utah to follow. The Transportation Security Administration will allow users at select airport security checkpoints to verify their identity with the digital ID in Wallet, company officials said.

To enable this feature, iPhone

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