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Blog // Connect Puerto Rico

More Fiber Optic Internet Service Being Installed In Puerto Rico Communities

By Wil Payton

Claro has announced that more than 1,780 families residing in Cotuy Yauco; Corks and Sabana Granda in Utuado and Garcia Lomas in Naranjito will begin to benefit from fiber optic Internet service being initiated by Claro in those neighborhoods. These communities are participating in the FCC’s Lifeline Broadband Adoption Pilot Program, an initiative designed to promote broadband service across populations. Below is an excerpt from an EnVivoPR article on this development: “We are excited to offer high-speed Internet to residents of Yauco, Utuado and Naranjito. We know beyond a fiber optic cable represents a great opportunity for economic...

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The Potential of the Internet of Things

By Wil Payton

The Internet of Things (IoT) is considered the next evolutionary phase in connecting our digital world, ensuring machines and assorted devices can “talk” to each other and make decisions with limited human interaction. In 1999, Kevin Ashton, executive director of the Auto-ID Center at MIT, became noted for being the first to use the term the Internet of Things in a presentation he made to Procter & Gamble. Subsequently, the term has taken a life of its own on websites, in research papers, books. and other publications. Below is an excerpt from Ashton’s presentation: “Today computers -- and, therefore, the Internet -- are almost wholly...

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