How West Des Moines, Iowa, Is Bringing Google Fiber’s High-Speed Internet to City Residents

Date: 8 Sep 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast, Christopher is joined by Jamie Letzring, Deputy City Manager for West Des Moines, Iowa, and Dave Lyons, a consultant with the city, to explain how the city decided to build a citywide conduit system, which has convinced Google Fiber to offer service in West Des Moines.… Read More

Pilot Project Brings Telehealth to Barbershops and Salons for Hypertension Screening

Date: 24 Aug 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new pilot project is bringing telehealth services to barbershops and salons. The aim is to leverage all of the unique characteristics of these businesses to pioneer early detection and eventually ongoing treatment of high blood pressure and the constellation of associated complications, which disproportionately affect African Americans.… Read More

San Antonio Using City Infrastructure to Connect 20,000 Students in Need

Date: 18 Aug 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new initiative in San Antonio, Texas, called Connected Beyond the Classroom, which will begin launching over the next weeks, will leverage city-owned fiber infrastructure and $27 million in CARES Act funds to connect 20,000 students across the city’s 50 most-vulnerable neighborhoods in a bid to close the digital divide and ensure teachers, students, and their parents can continue to learn this fall and beyond.… Read More

“We Can’t Build It and Just Assume People Will Come”: Digital Inclusion and Equity Today

Date: 11 Aug 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Today on the podcast we welcome Angela Siefer and Craig Settles. Together, they untangle the long history of broadband subsidies and racial bias, and how that has come to influence who has affordable connection options today. They also talk about the current stage of telehealth and the ramifications of the Digital Equity Act since its adoption a year ago.… Read More

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