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MSU welcomes high school students from rural districts for advanced physics, computer science program

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Students and teachers taking part in the Advanced STEM Summer Preparatory Program at Mississippi State University are pictured with Stedman Graham, an educator, businessman and bestselling author, who spoke to students virtually this week to share advice and answer questions about how to develop skills needed for success. Students are holding copies of Graham’s book “Teens Can Make it Happen: Nine Steps for Success.” (Photo submitted)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Nearly 100 promising Mississippi high school students from 13 rural districts are finishing their second week of the Advanced STEM Summer Preparatory Program at Mississippi State University to prepare for

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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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T-Mobile in ‘early innings’ of rural distribution game

T-Mobile boasts about its ambitions to cover huge portions of the U.S. with 5G, including in rural areas – which it promised to do before merging with Sprint – but it’s still in the early innings when it comes to actually reaching those areas and bringing distribution there.

“This is a huge opportunity for us. It’s 40% of the entire marketplace, when you think about smaller markets and rural areas,” said Jon Freier, EVP of the consumer group at T-Mobile, during a Cowen investor event on Thursday. That’s just a bit more than 54 million households and about 140 million

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‘India needs to scale up investments to improve Internet access in rural areas’

Internet has become the backbone of everyday life in India. Be it access to ration or getting vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus, online has become the new normal. Yet, the country still has a long way to go before the technology reaches to all. Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International, one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world, talks about the infrastructure India needs to ensure everyone has access to the Internet.

Does India have the required infrastructure necessary for handling the internet traffic that the present situation asks for? What kind of investment do you feel is necessary

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The digital divide is causing major economic problems for rural Texas. What now?

HUNTSVILLE — John Davidhizar’s business, a Christian camp and retreat in the open spaces of Sam Houston National Forest, has struggled for years with the lack of access to reliable, high-speed internet. It has made it harder to attract campers and staff, market the business and manage reservations.

But here’s what really stings. When his adult children — including a son, a doctor, and a daughter, studying for a master’s degree — come to visit, they don’t stay very long because they need to get back to a better connection for their work.

“They (internet providers) just say we don’t

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Rural Computer Science Program Goes Statewide in Kansas

(TNS) — Two years ago, Nick Poels decided he wanted K-12 students in his rural Kansas community of 2,500 to learn to code. Kids in Phillipsburg soon had a brand-new computer lab, and Poels hoped 20 or 30 children might use it.

“Within two weeks of school starting, we had 351 students involved,” he said.

Poels quickly realized he had touched on something.

At the time he was the economic development director for Phillips County, in north-central Kansas. Now he’s working with nonprofit NetWork Kansas on a new project to bring computer science education to K-12 schools across the state,

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