United States: Antiquated Telephone Era Policy Harms Public Health and Slows Economic Recovery

By: Joseph Woodson 24/7 Rush Hour Traffic Technology advances fast—much faster than government. In the time since the Federal Communication Commission (“FCC”) updated the nation’s broadband table stakes[1], the public’s need for high speed internet significantly changed.[2] Cellphones, televisions, smart home devices, tablets, laptops, game consoles, etc. All these electronics are normally and routinely relied … Continue reading United States: Antiquated Telephone Era Policy Harms Public Health and Slows Economic Recovery

California: The Digital Divide and Approaches to Securing Telecommunications During Crisis

By: Joseph Woodson California’s Digital Divide From day to day transactions to disaster preparedness, our modern society increasingly relies on internet access.[1] In 2017, 74% of households in California had broadband subscriptions, while 90% of households in California reported using the internet in some lesser form (such as mobile service, friendly hotspots, antiquated dial-up connections, … Continue reading California: The Digital Divide and Approaches to Securing Telecommunications During Crisis

San Diego: Internet Access Challenges Slowing Disaster Relief Efforts

By: Joseph Woodson For many, internet access allowed life to proceed through online formats during the COVID-19 pandemic. For others, transitioning to relying on internet access comes with many challenges. Internet access challenges include too many siblings on a shared network, inability to pay utility bills, service outages, etc. Lacking internet access causes more hardship … Continue reading San Diego: Internet Access Challenges Slowing Disaster Relief Efforts