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Blog // Connect Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Plans for Full Wi-Fi Access by Year’s End

By Wil Payton

Interim Governor Kenneth McClintock announced this week that all 78 municipalities in Puerto Rico will have free WiFi Internet access in public plazas by the end of the year. The government is spending $3 million to open free Internet access centers in central plazas across the island. This bodes well for the significant number of residents who currently go without home broadband access. A recently released Connect Puerto Rico report indicated that 65% of Puerto Rico adults do not subscribe to broadband service. This data came on the heels of the Puerto Rico Broadband Taskforce’s release of the Broadband Strategic Plan in May of this year....

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Mobile Broadband Internet Offers Enhanced Office Options for Business Executives

By Wil Payton

As early as the days when the Ford Model T traveled the roads, businessmen have been a target market for the auto industry. In the new millennium, Howard Becker has targeted a decidedly upscale business clientele by turning cars and vans into luxurious mobile offices. Technology has significantly impacted how these types of vehicles are built and used. Below is a segment from The New York Times that gives details on the Private Office on the Highway: In the last year and a half, advances in mobile broadband Internet have “driven business to us in droves,” said Mr. Becker, whose company, Becker Automotive Design in Oxnard, Calif., charges $...

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Internet Impacts College Course Composition

By CPR Staff

Online lectures provide more time for in-class interaction We just completed a month that focused on education technology but here’s another story that is relevant to the subject: A growing number of college instructors are now “flipping” their courses by lecturing their students virtually, through audio or video outside of class, and utilizing class time for interactive learning through debate, group work, presenting, or problem solving. This teaching format is just another example of how technology is redeveloping teaching and learning methods in colleges and universities throughout the nation. Below is a portion of an article in the Star...

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