Tag: pandemic

Americans hit by pandemic eligible for FCC’s $50 broadband subsidy

Millions of Americans who can’t afford broadband could get up to $50 a month to help pay their bill thanks to a new federal subsidy program.

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American families financially hit by the coronavirus pandemic can now get help paying their broadband bills through a new federal subsidy program. The Emergency Broadband Benefit, administered through the Federal Communications Commission, gives eligible households a $50-a-month subsidy that can be used to pay for broadband service, as well as a one-time $100 payment toward a device to connect to the internet. 

The FCC said that starting Wednesday

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How To Improve Your Website SEO In The COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused businesses to re-evaluate their marketing plan and SEO strategies. This is because the pandemic has changed the trends in SEO for ranking in organic searches.

Businesses need to conduct active marketing campaigns, reform their current marketing strategies to transform adversity into opportunity. In this article, we are sharing with you some improved strategies using which you can enhance the SEO of your website in this pandemic.

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Ensure digital marketing success in the wake of the pandemic

Prospects and customers are looking for valuable digital experiences, not just promotional brand messaging about products and services. (©sitthiphong/Adobe Stock)

The property & casualty insurance industry had a particularly rough year in 2020 with lost premiums and high claim volumes resulting in harsh hits to bottom lines for many companies. Though the insurance industry overall is poised for recovery in 2021, many P&C insurers will be slower to bounce back as the pandemic leaves lasting effects on some service lines. For example, the initial wave of unemployment will likely continue to stall the sale of workers’ compensation insurance, and small

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Houston-area schools plan for virtual classes beyond the pandemic

For the past 13 months, Beck Junior High School eighth-grader Ellen Holden has enjoyed the solitude of virtual classes, freed from the constant distractions and pressures of her Katy ISD campus.

The quiet, Holden said, allows her to concentrate better on her coursework from the comfort of her purple-painted bedroom, helping her achieve all A’s and B’s so far this year. With the pandemic potentially subsiding and more students returning to classrooms, Holden hopes to stick with virtual instruction next fall — if Katy administrators allow her.

“I would love to stay online. I just think it’s a lot better

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Pandemic exposes Roaring Fork Valley’s digital divide

A Broadband Internet transmitter on the roof of Basalt Elementary School is seen pointing toward a neighborhood Friday afternoon.
Daniel Bayer / Aspen Journalism.

Before the pandemic hit, Ana Posada, 60, decided to take English lessons in preparation for interviews to obtain her U.S. citizenship. She started classes with English in Action, a local nonprofit in the Roaring Fork Valley — but last year, COVID-19 put an end to her in-person classes and tutoring sessions.

A tutor asked if Posada would be interested in learning via Zoom. Posada agreed to use the online platform, but she was hesitant.

“I’d never

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IAB: Digital Ads Grew 29% In Q4 In Pandemic Rebound

Internet advertising made a huge rebound in Q4, growing 29% YoY to $45.6 billion, according to the 2020 IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report.

“Q4 was the best quarter we have ever seen in 20 years,” said David Cohen, president of the IAB.

Overall online advertising in 2020 grew 12% YoY to $140 billion.

“The fact that we’re still in double-digit growth for something that is so highly penetrated is still very impressive,” said Sue Hogan, SVP of research and analytics at the IAB.

Digital advertising in Q4 performed so well due to a handful of factors.

The first was increased

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