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Are We Locking Earth Into a Space Prison?

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In 1986 Scientific American drew attention to this visual of space junk tracked by NORAD, 7,000 spent rocket debris and the 40,000 objects with a diameter of 10 centimeters or more.  I used this visual in many of my presentations in the 1980s and in Paradigms in Progress (1991), making the point that not only was space junk a result of our wasteful, "rearview mirror" industrial paradigm, and that even debris the size of the paint flake which damaged the space shuttle Challenger’s windshield in 1984 could, at orbital speeds endanger future satellites and space travel.

Connecting More Than 6 Million Low-Income Americans

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. Comcast has expanded eligibility to nearly 1 million low-income veterans and has also released its seven-year progress report.
  2. In addition, Comcast has relaunched its online learning center with new digital literacy and internet safety tools and resources.
  3. U.S. Olympic gold medalists Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando will join a multi-city Internet Essentials tour.
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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. Comcast has expanded eligibility to nearly 1 million low-income veterans and has also released its seven-year progress report.
  2. In addition, Comcast has relaunched its online learning center with new digital literacy and internet safety tools and resources.
  3. U.S. Olympic gold medalists Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando will join a multi-city Internet Essentials tour.

Comcast Announces New Internet Essentials Program Milestones and Enhancements

By David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
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When Comcast launched Internet Essentials six years ago, we honestly had no idea how it would be received or how many low-income Americans we could reach. No one had ever tried anything this ambitious in the broadband adoption space before. We certainly wouldn’t have predicted the program would become the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption initiative for low-income Americans, connecting more homes than all other similar programs combined – by several orders of magnitude.

4 Million Low-Income Americans Have Crossed the Digital Divide Through Internet Essentials

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The company again increases the program’s Internet speed, offers free access to millions of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, and expands low-income senior citizen pilot program.

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The company again increases the program’s Internet speed, offers free access to millions of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, and expands low-income senior citizen pilot program.

President Obama Highlights Cox’s Leadership in Internet Access for Low-Income Students and Families

Company Plans to Connect 100,000 Low-Income Americans to Connect2Compete Program in 2016
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March 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ - President Barack Obama unveiled ConnectALL, an initiative to help Americans from across the country, at every income level, get online and have the tools to take full advantage of the Internet.  As part of the announcement, Cox Communications was recognized for new investments it is making in Connect2Compete, its discounted Internet service program for low-income K-12 families. 

Your Brain on Tech: More Information but Less Knowledge

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The human brain is continuously adapting and evolving. With technology, the digital world enables people to perform virtually all daily activities from the comfort of their homes without seeing another human being. How does this type of evolution impact overall quality of life?

Candelaria, a Freeport-McMoRan company, Opens Community Center

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October 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Candelaria opened a Community Office in Tierra Amarilla, Chile, for public usage.

Designed as a community center, the building offers multi-purpose rooms where residents can hold meetings, training and workshops. A Community Information Center operates in the building, providing free Internet access to the community.

The Center opened in August.

Sustainability and Educating Women and Girls

Voices of Sustainability
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Before becoming a sustainability advocate, I spent most of my career working with technology beginning with a Fire and Emergency Information Reporting System project for the City of Toledo (1975) moving in the early 80’s to technology companies.  I first used an email system and a PC at Computerland (1983), having moved off mini-computers, and in 1999 began to market high tech products and services developing on the Web seminars (now called webinars), database-driven landing pages, and micro environments.

Will Withholding Funds Make Internet Safety Education Happen in Schools?

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The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires K-12 schools in the U.S. who receive discounted rates for Internet access through a program known as E-rate to block Internet content that is age-inappropriate for students, and to block access to child pornography for all students and staff.  CIPA also stipulates that Internet safety policies are put in place to ensure that students, faculty and administration are not mis-using or abusing Internet access provided by the school. 

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