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Distance Learning Video from Northern Wisconsin
The Building Community Capacity through Broadband project from the Extension Service of the University of Wisconsin has released a new video about remote education opportunities that require broadband. We covered their previous video here.
In it, we learn that some of these remote learning programs are closed to people using dial-up. I wonder how many years it will be until those with basic DSL are similarly shut off due to their hobbled capacity.This video is no longer available.
Last week, our own Christopher Mitchell, Director of ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks Initiative, was the featured guest on the Broadband.Money “Ask Me Anything” series. Christopher shares his nuanced perspective on examples of municipal networks that have struggled and those that have been wildly successful. He also delves into everything from the differences between big national Internet service providers and “small scrappy" companies; how federal investments to expand broadband infrastructure might play out in states and local communities; fiber versus wireless technology; and the emergence of open-access networks.