Tag: American

“American Rescue Plan” for Schools Ignites Opportunity for STEM Learning

Under the American Rescue Plan, “Purchasing educational technology (including hardware, software, and connectivity) for students who are served by the local educational agency that aids in regular and substantive educational interaction between students and their classroom instructors” is an allowable expense. As students come back to revamped classrooms, STEM learning will become paramount in learning experience design. SMARTdesks is the industry leader in designing completely customized and flexible furnishings for learners.

Just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, SMARTdesks built a bespoke lab design for

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Snom Announces Standardized 3CX Template for North American Users | State

The template eliminates the need for customization and is available now for download on the 3CX platform

TIGARD, Ore., April 14, 2021 /CNW/ — Snom (a wholly-owned subsidiary of VTech Holdings Limited), a pioneer and leading brand of professional and enterprise VoIP devices, today announced a new standardized template for North American users on 3CX Communications System.

We’re simplifying the Snom provisioning experience and removing barriers to entry for the 3CX provider community.

3CX is a global leader in business communications solutions. The two companies joined forces to simplify Snom devices’ provisioning process on the 3CX platform, eliminating the

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The American Jobs Plan Is the Wrong Solution to the Digital Divide

Executive Summary

  • The Biden Administration’s American Jobs Plan (AJP) includes a proposed $100 billion investment to ensure every American has access to high-speed internet.
  • The AJP emphasizes municipal broadband, implies a movement toward price controls, and is marked by one-size-fits-all solutions, all of which could deter investment in infrastructure, drive out competition, and ultimately harm consumers.
  • To truly “future proof” our internet infrastructure and expand access to high-speed internet, policymakers should also continue the light-touch regulatory approach that embraces private-sector leadership and emerging technologies such as satellite internet and 5G in addition to traditional broadband.


The Biden Administration’s recently

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GT Voice: Are American politicians disgruntled at digital yuan innovation?

Residents who received “red packets” of digital yuan use the money in stores in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. Photo: Li Hao/GT

China’s leading position in developing and testing its digital currency, appears to be another source of disgruntlement by politicians in Washington, whose obsession of defending the US dollar hegemony is unlikely to impact China’s current momentum to accelerate digital yuan test and deployment.

Officials from the Biden administration are seriously worried whether China’s digital yuan push will begin to dent the US dollar’s dominant position in cross-border transactions in the long run, and whether the digital yuan would be widely

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James Contini looks at the American Rescue Plan

After much debate in Congress and after Congress passed a $1.9 trillion dollar bill to further assist Americans through the affects of the COVID pandemic, on March 11, 2021, President Biden executed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law. Some of the high points of the Act are as follows:

* For qualified individuals, the government will make direct payments of $1,400 per individual and $2,800 per married couples. In addition, for every child or other dependent that an individual has, they may also receive an additional $1,400 as well. Several clients have received these checks already so

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Remarks by President Biden on the American Jobs Plan

Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

4:38 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  (Inaudible) Mike asked me — and I said to Bobby, my good friend — he asked me back there — he said, “Do you ever get nervous?”  And I — he said, “Because I got up this morning, made breakfast for my kids.  I’ve got to introduce the President.’” 
And what I say to you, Mike: You did a heck of a job.  But I’d get nervous if I had to get up in the middle of the night, climb up a telephone pole, replace —

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