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App-Rising.com is written by Geoff Daily, a DC-based technology journalist, broadband activist, marketing consultant, and Internet entrepreneur.

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Entries from App-Rising tagged with 'whyBBmatters'

May 30, 2008 10:48 AM

VidChat: Discussing Broadband as Driver of Economic Development with Michael Curri

In this edition of App-Rising.com's VidChat, I speak with Michael Curri, founder of Strategic Networks Group, a global consulting firm that helps quantify the economic impact of broadband and guide communities and businesses in making the most of what connectivity...

May 9, 2008 11:38 AM

Fold Proteins, Score Points, Cure Cancer

Using your computer to help cure cancer is nothing new; the Folding@Home project has been around for years, leveraging a distributed network of personal computers to crunch numbers related to folding proteins when they're not being used for regular purposes...

April 29, 2008 11:10 AM

Complexity Prevents Change, Increases Opportunity

Last week after attending the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, I hightailed it back to DC to participate in the Spring 2008 Leadership Forum for the American Democracy Institute on Friday. The event gathered together dozens of young leaders...

April 22, 2008 9:31 AM

Broadband is the Best Way to Save Environment

It was Earth Day this past weekend, the day on which we celebrate Mother Nature and get ourselves charged up about doing more to protect her. Our impact on this planet is more apparent today than ever. Flowers are losing...

April 15, 2008 10:29 AM

Retailers Struggling; Broadband's the Answer

Yesterday I read this New York Times article about how the global financial crisis is beginning to hit retailers of all shapes and sizes in the US, driving some to bankruptcy. The main reasons behind this are the usual--a weak...

April 14, 2008 11:56 AM

Why Lafayette Can Be That Shining City on the Hill

During my week in Lafayette a message I attempted to leave behind is that building a full fiber network isn’t enough; it’s as, if not more, important to focus on getting the community engaged with the use of broadband. While...

February 14, 2008 9:55 AM

The House of the Future Has No Broadband

Yesterday I came across a story about plans to rebuild The House of the Future at Disneyland. The original House was built in 1967 and was intended as a showcase for space age technologies, but within a decade reality had...

November 12, 2007 10:59 AM

Broadband Changes Lives! A Report from the Alliance for Public Technology

While on the road last week I unfortunately had to miss an event this past Wednesday on the Hill at which the Alliance for Public Technology released its 2007 report and announced the winners of its Broadband Changed My Life!...

November 8, 2007 9:33 AM

Blogging on Broadband from Blandin

Am on the road again, this time in St. Cloud, MN to attend the Blandin Foundation's Broadband Conference entitled "Community Broadband: Making the Right Choices". So far we've had informative presentations on the present state and technologies of fiber and...

November 1, 2007 10:23 AM

A Belated Broadband Halloween Bonanza

Ever since hanging up my candy sack and retiring from the ranks of door-to-door sugar solicitors, Halloween hasn't been a holiday that captures my attention when it rolls around each year. Because of this, I find myself becoming more and...

September 5, 2007 11:58 AM

Blandin Foundation Grants Empowers Development of Broadband Application for the Disabled

Another highlight from my trip to Winona last week was the opportunity to sit down for lunch with Peter Walsh of Home and Community Options. Home and Community Options provides services to people with disabilities in the area, in particular...

September 4, 2007 10:50 AM

Back to School with Broadband Applications

While a decade removed from the last time Labor Day meant the beginning of my school year, I can’t help but feel nostalgic around this date. Of course, things are much different for students of today, as evidenced by two...

July 25, 2007 4:48 PM

Overcoming Disabilities Through Broadband

Had the great fortune yesterday of attending a brown bag luncheon focused on the topic of how broadband is benefiting older adults and people with disabilities as part of the ongoing of the APT's ongoing Broadband Changed My Life Series. Wanted to share a rundown with you all about the many things I learned.

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