Tag: Internet

Jamaica

All Jamaican Households Set To Get Connected To The Internet By 2025

All Jamaican householders may soon boast Internet access to their homes. According to Technology Minister Daryl Vaz, this goal-driven program could be realized by 2025. He said under the National Broadband Initiative, the government will make access to the internet a public good. “More than 1500 kilometers of fiber optic cable will be laid to provide access to the last […]

Jamaica

Minister — Internet Access A Right To Every Citizen

Fayval Williams, the Minister of Science, Energy and Technology says the coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought home forcefully the need to make access to the Internet a right to every citizen. “This right is fundamentally inseparable from the right to education and healthcare,” the Minister said while participating in an online webinar hosted by the Organization of American States (OAS), titled […]

NEWS

Bernie Sanders — Set To Make Internet Access Affordable!

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is promising to invest $150 billion to bring high-speed Internet to “every household in America.”  Sanders noted that high-speed Internet is central to the basic functions of families, students, and businesses.  He posited the view that a “huge swaths of the population lack access to an Internet connection or cannot afford the options available. Millions […]

NEWS

Russians Protest Government Digital Sovereignty Bill

Russia’s plan to introduce a cyber-security bill that involves tighter restrictions on Internet use has met with stout opposition from Internet users. Consequently, thousands of protesters took to the streets to protest the government’s latest action. The government, however, has justified its action by stating that the new bill is a means of improving cyber-security and stopping the country’s Internet […]

LIFESTYLE

4 Inventions That Changed The Face Of The Planet

The axle Many people think the wheel was one of the most important inventions in the world, but the wheel itself is an easy concept. Anyone can see that a round object is needed to ease loads, but that’s not the tricky part. The tricky part is keeping a flat, stable surface balanced on it without that surface moving. This […]

BUSINESS Commerce

Why Is China Hating On Skype?

Get out! That’s what China seems to be saying to Skype and many other foreign Apps such as WhatsApp, Gmail, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, among others. For almost a month, Skype, the internet phone call, and messaging service have been unavailable on many sites where apps are downloaded in China, including Apple’s app store in the country. “We have been notified […]

COMMENTARY

FCC Gives Internet Users A Break!

Members of the public have been on edge and had feelings of anxiety as they await the outcome of the decision of Federal Communication Commission (FCC) on net neutrality. Now, they can all breathe a sigh of relief as the FCC has voted in favor of a strong net neutrality rule to keep the Internet open and free. This decision […]

Government POLITICS

President Obama Says Thanks!

The President, in a letter of gratitude to all parties concern in facilitating a yes vote to net neutrality, again underscored his earlier call for a fair, just, and an equal access to the Internet. He writes thus, according to whitehouse.gov: The White House Washington February 26, 2015 Today’s FCC decision will protect innovation and create a level playing field […]

BUSINESS

The Internet Turning Banking Business Upside Down In China

The Internet is a global game changer and has revolutionized the way in which business is conducted today. Its impact and significance have not been lost on China, a country with over 1.3 billion people. There is now a paradigm shift in the way people are doing banking in China. “The Internet has changed the way traditional financial institutions operate […]