Internet

Fostering community integral as shopping malls compete with internet

Breadcrumb Trail Links: Local News: Food courts, like the dinner table, are a place of communal gathering and fostering a sense of community may help malls recover and survive. The food court at the Victoria Square Mall, on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 in Regina. Photo by TROY FLEECE /Regina Leader-Post Article content: Since the days …

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As Asian internet expands, maintaining democratic governance is key

Asia is emerging as one of the world’s great beneficiaries of this period of significant global expansion of the Internet. Comprising roughly half of the global population and GDP, the continent is now home to over half of Internet users, while its 5% economic growth forecast in 2023 makes it the fastest-growing region in the …

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Gigabit internet is now a legal requirement for new homes in England

My years-long battle to get gigabit internet installed may soon be over, thanks to new rules introduced by the UK government that make it easier to install faster broadband into apartments and flats across the UK. Additionally, a new law has been introduced that requires new properties in England to be built with gigabit broadband …

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KY will get over $180 million to expand internet access

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear delivers his State of the Commonwealth address to the General Assembly at the Kentucky state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. Ryan C. Hermens rhermens@herald-leader.com Kentucky is set to receive over $182 million in federal money to fund projects that would provide reliable broadband access to areas of …

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Trudeau and Poilievre MPs can no longer bill taxpayers for internet

OTTAWA – The federal Liberal government is joining the Opposition Conservatives in no longer allowing its members of Parliament to spend taxpayers for home internet services. And government House leader Mark Holland’s office said Thursday he will propose that the practice be ended for MPs of all parties, after Conservatives signaled their intention to do …

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Broadband beamed from space to isolated areas under plans to boost countryside internet connections

Mountain rescue base and 12th Century abbey to benefit in government tests of satellites to connect remote locations Broadband voucher scheme to help people get better connections to be tripled in value to £4,500 – funding gigabit connections in more rural communities Some of the UK’s most remote homes and businesses will be connected to …

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