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Obama promotes plans for wireless expansion
President Barack Obama wants nearly all Americans to have access to speedy wireless services. He’s promoting that plan in a small city in Michigan that’s becoming a model for how the internet can bring prosperity to far-flung places, the Associated Press reports. Obama on Thursday heads to Marquette, Mich., a university and tourism town of 20,000 overlooking Lake Superior that cherishes both its geographical remoteness and technological savvy. There he’ll see high-tech wireless initiatives in action at Northern Michigan University, where students telecommute, and talk about the plan he unveiled in his State of the Union address to expand access to high-speed wireless to 98 percent of the population within five years……Read More
Delaware Assembly OKs wireless internet for libraries
Public libraries in Delaware will be able to offer wireless internet service and also let parents determine their child’s internet access under a measure approved by the state Senate on June 2, DelawareOnline reports. House Bill 340 changes limitations placed on public libraries that require safeguards on internet access to ensure children don’t see inappropriate material, and libraries would be able to post notices advising patrons about safe online practices when using wireless internet. The bill now heads to Gov. Jack Markell for his signature; it passed the Senate unanimously. Sen. Patricia Blevins, D-Elsmere, said the legislation will allow parents to decide how much internet access their minor child is allowed. Currently, some limitations are set by age……Read More
Going rogue: IT officials fight student-run web networks
Campus technology officials say there’s only one surefire way to stop students from creating their own wireless internet connections in dormitories and creating a security risk for computer users: provide reliable wireless access across campus.…Read More