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Date: 06.16.2016
A recent Forbes article suggests the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may mandate that broadband providers redesign modems to have bigger backup batteries so customers can “surf the web for up to 8 hours during a power outage,” said author Fred Campbell. The plan may sound good in the abstract, Campbell said, but customers will...
Date: 06.16.2016
Since the introduction of digital technologies into daily life, societies around the world have sought ways to improve quality of life, increase social progress and hasten wealth creation. Now, a new economic index tool to measure this progress has been introduced.   Telefónica, working with London’s Imperial College...
Date: 06.03.2016
In this modern day, it’s hard to believe that there are still some Americans who do not own a digital device. While the vast majority of adults own at least one of the following: a smartphone, a desktop or laptop or a tablet, about 16 percent of American adults do not own a device that can connect to the internet, according to a Pew Research...
Date: 06.02.2016
USTelecom President Walter McCormick will lead a discussion with former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta on tech and transportation issues at the ITS America 2016 conference June 12-16 in San Jose. Mineta, who led the Transportation Department during the challenging periods following 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, will discuss technology’...
Date: 04.27.2016
As experts analyze methods of tightening security, biometric technologies show promise – but are not without risk and also raise privacy concerns. In the face of these challenges, researchers and companies continue to innovate and test biometric applications that have important implications from national security to enhanced patient care to...
Date: 04.01.2016
Artificial Intelligence (AI), or the development of smart machines, has been likened to “building the Internet itself – something that can only be done over time, and with a huge number of incremental advances.” The development of a wide array of intelligent machine innovations are underway in labs across the nation, and have...
Date: 03.22.2016
Living in a house capable of responding to your daily movements and needs once seemed like a science fiction fantasy. Now, smart home platforms, devices and apps are proliferating and providing a suite of solutions that are strengthening security, managing energy and allowing objects to communicate with one another in an ecosystem driven by the...
Date: 03.17.2016
  Consumers are rapidly embracing wearable technology, with more than 27 million of these computing devices shipped in the fourth quarter of 2015 alone. The next area of growth, analysts predict, will be the rise of wearables in the workplace. Across an array of industries, wearable devices offer game-changing applications from enhancing...
Date: 03.11.2016
Fostering greater diversity across the technology workforce remains a challenge, as mentioned in a previous USTelecom blog discussing the lack of women in STEM positions. For women, this issue is particularly poignant, as SmartAsset analysis underscores. Based on Census Bureau data of 58 of the largest U.S. cities, SmartAsset concluded that women...
Date: 03.04.2016
This week’s Super Tuesday results not only revealed winning candidates, the primary also featured another prominent story: our nation’s aging voting infrastructure and technologies needed to address this issue. According to a Brennan Center for Justice report, in the 2016 elections, more than 43 states in the U.S. will use...

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