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Tips for Internet Safety

By Jennifer Cobb

Internet safety is on everyone’s minds these days, and that’s a good thing. More than ever, broadband connections serve communications, commerce, and entertainment functions.  Personal privacy and protection is a vital part of any of these functions and many other Internet-based activities. Here are a few tips according to an Internet Safety for Adults article posted online: Keep your personal information private Consider what you share in profiles. Check a company's privacy policy before buying. Watch out for phishing. Keep an eye on accounts. Be aware of your Internet presence - everything you do on the Internet is apparent to...

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Futbol frenzy brings boost to TV & Online Traffic

By Jennifer Cobb

One week ago today, FIFA’s World Cup 2014 kicked off in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, with Brazil besting Croatia by a score of 3-1. The exciting news for those in tech, television, and online is the fact that this year’s World Cup digital viewing will top the 2010 event, when ESPN3.com delivered 15.7 million viewing hours, and Univision pumped 10 million hours of live video via UnivisionFutbol.com. ESPN and Univision are leaders of the digital field for this year’s World Cup, as both will live-stream all 64 matches of the tourney, including the July 13 championship, available to most U.S. pay-TV subscribers on the Web and via apps. ESPN will also...

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Tennessee a national leader for residential gigabit broadband

By Jennifer Cobb

Last week, Tennessee released its updated broadband availability figures in conjunction with the Southland Conference on technology, entrepreneurship and southern culture. These new figures are highlighted by the nearly 1 in 10 Tennesseans who now have broadband speeds of 1 Gbps (“gigabit”) or greater available to their home or residence. Gigabit broadband is around 100 times faster than today's average residential broadband Internet download speed.  There are five cities in Tennessee alone that offer gigabit Internet connection for both residents and businesses, as part of economic development initiatives and as way to attract the tech...

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Rutherford County Joins Innovative Broadband Expansion Effort; Enlists Connected Tennessee to Assist with FCC Grant Application Development

By Jennifer Cobb

Rutherford County leaders have enrolled their community in an innovative program that seeks to boost the local economy and quality of life for residents though increased access, adoption, and use of broadband, and have also enlisted the assistance of Connected Tennessee with completing an FCC grant application to support the extension of broadband Internet to unserved and underserved areas of the county. On May 21, Connected Tennessee West Tennessee State Operations Manager Deanna Ward led Rutherford County leaders through the steps of the Connected Community Engagement Program, which offers a comprehensive and localized way for communities...

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