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National Day of Civic Hacking - June 1-2

By Erin Kleinlein

National Day of Civic Hacking- June 1-2 The National Day of Civic Hacking event is held in cities across the nation with a goal to bring citizens, software developers, and entrepreneurs together to create something extraordinary. These individuals are challenged to create new solutions using publicly released data, code, and technology to solve community, city, state, and national problems. Taylor Raboin, a Nashville participant, comments on the event: “I am extremely excited about this event as one of my greatest passions is the intersection of technology and social change. I and many others feel that hack-a-thons should focus on solving...

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Why you should subscribe to high-speed internet or broadband in your home

By Jennifer Cobb

True or false: access to high-speed Internet or broadband opens up a world of possibilities? True or false: access to high-speed Internet or broadband makes our quality of life better? True or false: high-speed Internet or broadband allows the ability to do things better without interruptions? True or false: high-speed Internet or broadband allows the ability to do things faster without interruptions? Although there are challenges to accessing and adopting high-speed Internet, including cost, it’s important to understand that the benefits outweigh the cost. Many employment applications are online; educational instruction and assignments are...

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