When my colleague, Katherine, rang me up from a meeting to ask me what Service Providers offered Internet in Loudoun County VA, I got her an answer in 30 minutes - with advertised upload and download speed, number of census blocks served, and technology. I tossed in 6 months of speed test results and a … Continue reading My data super-power: I3 Connectivity Explorer
Top 10 Tech Trends for 2019 via Microsoft
Big shout out to Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne at Microsoft for their insightful analysis of The Top 10 Tech Issues for 2019. Read their full analysis on Linkedin. Here are the trends to watch according to Brad and Carol Ann: Privacy: Privacy protections deepens in Europe and spreads to the United States. Disinformation: … Continue reading Top 10 Tech Trends for 2019 via Microsoft
Inclusion and Access for People with Disabilities
Karen Peltz Strauss leaves the FCC with a legacy of contributions to ensuring access to communications for people with disabilities. Read Michael Copps' tribute in Benton Beat.
Strategic Resources for Library Leaders
Looking inspiring trends that shape the roles that libraries will continue to play in communities? Check out some of these excellent reports and resources! And check out my recent presentation on Library Trends 2015. The Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries “The Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda … Continue reading Strategic Resources for Library Leaders
Meet me in Mountain View!
Friends and Affiliates of Clarion Collaborative I am participating as a speaker in the inaugural “AnchorNETS: Broadband Summit for Schools, Health and Libraries” and I encourage you to consider coming with me. Because I know how tough it is to travel to the San Jose area, and because of your efforts to date in the … Continue reading Meet me in Mountain View!
2015 Library Trends
As important as libraries have been in the past century, in the past decade, these trusted civic institution is at a juncture. Knowledge is expanding exponentially. People are learning in new ways. Technology is changing ... everything; it is mobile, adaptive and cloud-based. Everyone has the means – although not always the skills - to … Continue reading 2015 Library Trends
Ask a good question
Don’t you just love a great question? My sister Amy asks the most provocative questions – ones that make you think deeply and find new ideas in yourself.... like, “would you rather change the past or predict the future?” President Obama’s question to federal agencies in March of this year may be less provocative but the … Continue reading Ask a good question
Public Funding for Broadband: The ground has shifted … but not enough
In preparing to present on a broadband funding panel at Gigabit Cities Live, I researched funding sources for broadband networks, policies that incent investment, and how cities can “make-ready” infrastructure to streamline deployments. Then I realized, before we talk about how communities fund broadband networks, we need to ask why local governments are considering funding … Continue reading Public Funding for Broadband: The ground has shifted … but not enough
Remembering Charles Benton – A Best Friend Forever
It was a big room in some DC law office with perhaps the largest wooden conference table I’d ever seen. Attorney Jim Baller was launching the US Broadband Coalition – a diverse group of stakeholders working to find common ground on the need for a national broadband strategy. The U.S. Broadband Coalition was created in … Continue reading Remembering Charles Benton – A Best Friend Forever
Kansas Libraries Play Little Ball – They are a Winning Team
I had the pleasure of being in Kansas last week for the final game of the World Series and the Kansas Library Association Annual Conference. While the Kanas City Royals didn’t clinch the World Series, they had an impressive season. They were an unlikely bet for the World Series – winning a wild card spot … Continue reading Kansas Libraries Play Little Ball – They are a Winning Team