Everyone, from the business community to the casual broadband user, is excited about the advent of 5G technology. A recent CNN Business article notes many benefits for the coming transition, including…Read More
Leslie Boney, the Director of the NC Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) and organizer of ReCONNECT to Technological Opportunity, a five-city initiative to expand access to and the use of high-speed internet, tells the stories of a North Carolina farmer and businessman, both of whom have engaged this critical technology to benefit their work and strengthen their communities. Boney notes that for some, the benefits of internet access may not seem worth the cost; however, as he also observes in these two stories, new ways of putting broadband to work can often yield powerful outcomes. To read more, visit the IEI’s Director’s Log.
ReConnect to Technological Opportunity, a project of North Carolina’s Institute for Emerging Issues, leverages the skills and resources of five communities across the state (including Asheville) to shape strategies that bridge the digital divide, to promote both economic and community development. To learn more, see IEI’s ReConnect to Technological Opportunity.
In the rural U.S., communities often face challenges in receiving adequate healthcare. Telemedicine offers potential solutions to healthcare access in these areas, but poor broadband infrastructure in these same areas often compounds the problem. To read more, see FierceHealthcare.