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Blog // Connect Puerto Rico

Broadband Mapping Goes Mobile!

By Wil Payton

Great news today in our efforts to bridge the digital divide: We now have the ability to access the national broadband map on mobile devices! What does it mean for Connect Puerto Rico? As we work with communities, organizations, and local providers to assess broadband needs, we use the national broadband map to help examine what areas lack availability and how we, along with our partners, can go about bringing more broadband options to those areas.  We're also very excited about our efforts to help build this map by contributing our own research and data to their project! We encourage you to check out the new functionality at www....

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Connect America Fund FAQ's Answered

By Phillip Brown

In the short time since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an order that begins reforming the federal Universal Service Fund (USF) by creating the Connect America Fund and phasing out the existing High-Cost Fund, Connected Nation has noticed a big increase in the interest among Connected Nation stakeholders in the broadband mapping process and how Connected Nation’s broadband data (which is submitted for use in the National Broadband Map) might be a factor in USF broadband deployment funding. To be sure, the National Broadband Map’s underlying data (and the data submissions Connected Nation provides for that)...

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Social Media Takes Center Stage at the Super Bowl

By Wil Payton

CNN Tech article highlights blend of culture, sports, and social media Social media has become an integral part of our culture. Just look at preparations for Super Bowl XLVI where a social media command center opened Monday and will run through Super Bowl Sunday. A 2,800-square-foot space has been set up in downtown Indianapolis where techies will monitor the digital fan conversation via Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms from a facility that will utilize more than a mile of Ethernet cable. This is an example of the "the ubiquity of social media and the absolute necessity for companies, organizations, and communities to use these tools...

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Keeping the Door Locked to Your Online Accounts

By Wil Payton

Passwords are a pain to remember. That’s a given. It’s easy to go the quick route and choose a password based on personal information like a pet’s name or some not so random numerical selection like “123456”.  But if you don’t give some serious thought to the passwords you create then you might be jeopardizing your personal information and, even more importantly, your finances. There are hacker programs out there that can crack these types of passwords in a matter of seconds. The following article gives a few tips for protecting yourself by developing strong passwords. You are now under attack by machines After a hacking scare at Gawker...

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