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Blog // Connect Puerto Rico

From Public Works to Digital Connectivity – Focusing on Puerto Rico’s Infrastructure and Economic Development

By Wil Payton

The twenty-first century has become a time of emerging impact for the telecommunications industry, which has become a significant catalyst for both economic growth and job opportunities. Puerto Rico leaders and policymakers recognize that the telecom industry is poised to be the biggest growth segment in Puerto Rico's economy through the coming years. Comments that provide insight on Puerto Rico’s current emphasis on enhancing the digital infrastructure appear in an article in Caribbean Business: "The infrastructure of the 21st century will be less about roads, highways, ports and airports," said Juan Eugenio Rodríguez, Puerto Rico's chief...

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How to Protect Your Data After the Breach of LinkedIn

By Wil Payton

Many of you may be users of the online professional networking and contact sharing service LinkedIn. On Wednesday, LinkedIn officials confirmed that a database containing account passwords for their service was compromised. Below is an excerpt from a New York Times article: Security researchers have confirmed that a file containing 6.5 million encoded LinkedIn passwords has been posted to a Russian hacker site. LinkedIn has yet to confirm the breach, but it took to its Twitter account Wednesday to tell users it was investigating the matter. Here is the important thing to note if you are worried about your password being taken. You need to...

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Connecting Puerto Rico – A Puerto Rico Broadband Taskforce Briefing

By Wil Payton

On Tuesday, June 5, the Connect Puerto Rico team presented the Puerto Rico Broadband Taskforce’s Strategic Broadband Plan to the White House and members of Congress. Titled "The Puerto Rico Broadband Strategic Plan: A Public Private Partnership to Close the Digital Divide in Puerto Rico," the goal of the plan is to achieve a twenty-first century technology infrastructure and broadband adoption in Puerto Rico while strengthening the economy, increasing access to healthcare, and boosting technology in the classroom. The Capital Hill event, hosted by Congressman Pedro Pierluisi of Puerto Rico, was a briefing on the Puerto Rico...

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Connect Puerto Rico Goes To Washington

By CPR Staff

Today the Connect Puerto Rico team will present the Puerto Rico Broadband Taskforce’s Strategic Broadband Plan to the White House and members of Congress. Titled "The Puerto Rico Broadband Strategic Plan: A Public Private Partnership to Close the Digital Divide in Puerto Rico," the goal of the plan is to achieve a twenty-first century technology infrastructure and broadband adoption in Puerto Rico while strengthening the economy, increasing access to healthcare, and boosting technology in the classroom. The efforts of our team, our partners, and providers across the island is being recognized across the nation and we...

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