Tag: Connectivity

Poor internet connectivity widens digital divide between urban & rural students during lockdown

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15 Jun 2021 | 12:05 AM

Bhopal, June 14 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed satisfaction on Monday over the fact that the state has the ‘millennium scourge’ almost under complete control with active cooperation of the masses.
“Now we have to pool efforts for ensuring that a third wave does not buffet us,” the senior politician averred during a Cabinet meeting in Sehore District’s Ichhawar.

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14 Jun 2021 | 11:28 PM

Jamui, MP, June 14 (UNI) Even as mankind continues its epic war against the ‘millennium scourge’, here is an inspiring story

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Kerala CM assures internet connectivity and digital devices for all students

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said internet connectivity and digital devices would be provided for all students in the state irrespective of their financial and geographical barriers to pursue online classes without any hassles during the COVID-19 era.

Urgent steps would be taken to ensure internet free of cost or at a subsidised rate to needy children, he told the Assembly while detailing the measures to be taken by the government to avoid the ‘digital divide’ among students in the state.

Stating that internet connectivity is still an issue in some parts of the state, he said it

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Boost Mobile launches Emergency Broadband Benefit program in effort to reduce barriers to connectivity

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Starting today, Boost Mobile is helping make broadband access more affordable under the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. Boost will provide qualifying customers access to free high speed mobile internet via two connectivity options:

  • Mobile Phone: Customers can take advantage of 35 GB/ month free data and unlimited talk and text on a smartphone. Users who select this option can bring their own device, or purchase a device from the Boost website or their local retail location.
  • Mobile Hotspot: Customers can purchase a mobile hotspot for a one-time cost
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To Those Who Give Everything, T-Mobile Gives Connectivity

When we talk about the digital divide — that gap between those with easy access to internet connectivity and those without — we too often fail to include military veterans in the conversation. But the fact is, more than two-thirds of America’s veterans live in rural areas where reliable, high-speed broadband connectivity is limited. Caught on the wrong side of the digital divide, they’re left without the means to access remote work, distance learning, telehealth and other online essentials.

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Cardano Unveils Mobile Internet Partnership, Aims To Bring Connectivity and Digital Identity to 100,000 People in Tanzania

Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), the company building Cardano, says it’s partnering with blockchain-based mobile network World Mobile Group to bring internet connectivity to people in Africa.

The initiative is starting in Tanzania, where it will give 100,000 people living in rural areas digital access to mobile internet, digital identity, and financial solutions. 

The project aims to provide 5G internet access and give customers a blockchain-based platform they can use to verify their identity.

It also aims to bridge the gap between the unbanked and financial products like credit, insurance, and loans. 

Says IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson,

“Taking a stakeholding

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