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From Home-Schooling to Public School, Improving Teen Internet Use Starts with Parents

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A recent report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention highlights challenges in regulating teen internet use and the significant effects that social media and the web have on our country’s children. The CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which is released every two years, shows how toxic these influences can be for both…

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ACP Funding and its Future

As broadband infrastructure sees increased attention and widespread changes thanks to the $65 million infrastructure bill, which aims to increase broadband access through programs such as the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program and the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), how these programs are being implemented throughout country is important to follow. As internet service…

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How Has the BEAD Program and ACP Funding Improved Broadband Infrastructure?

Broadband infrastructure is an integral part of society as it ensures that access to networks is possible, and that necessary cables are available to provide high-quality connectivity.  Broadband was given priority when the Biden administration introduced a bill in 2021 to address and solve broadband connectivity issues, particularly in rural and disadvantaged areas. The two…

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Identity and Biometrics: What’s Going on with Age Verification?

The year 2017 marked the first time ever that half of the world’s population got online. Today, internet connection and social media use clocks in at 5 billion and 4.7 billion users respectively – over half of the world’s population and growing. For many nations around the world, internet traffic for age-appropriate content is…

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How the “Father of Modern Time” Helped Build the Internet

Bringing together leaders, lawmakers and lawbreakers. Host Luke Fox explores how innovations in business and technology are redefining our trust in security measures.   There are many components of trust throughout the internet, and most people don’t realize how far those layers of trust go back. The Trust Revolution looked backward to the internet’s early days and…

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T-Mobile Bets on New Remote Work Standard

Remote work has become the norm over the past year, but reopening is on the horizon. With workers flocking back to offices sooner rather than later, will remote work stick around, or was it mostly a passing trend? On this MarketScale Industry Update, host Hilary Kennedy tackled that loaded question.   A recent study by…

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How VoIP Technology Prevented a Mass Work Stoppage

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a series of unprecedented challenges for most companies. During 2020, social distancing and national lockdowns forced many businesses to shut down completely. Those companies lucky enough to survive the blow were put in an uncomfortable situation that saw both employees and employers trying to adapt to remote working as fast…

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Construction of the HPC Data Center is Prime Destination for AI Progression
May 17, 2024

As digital infrastructure continues to evolve, the strategic development of data centers is crucial. A recent update from Applied Digital celebrates the progress of the company’s HPC Data Center in Ellendale, North Dakota, positioning it as a pivotal player in the advancement of AI technologies. Highlighted in this special video is the HPC Data…

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Nick Phillips of Applied Digital talks community engagement
Community Engagement is Key for Companies Aiming to Support and Impact Local Communities
May 17, 2024

Corporate responsibility is under the microscope but Applied Digital readily stands out for its positive impact on local communities. As part of the broader discussion on community engagement and economic development, there are several things companies can do to contribute to local prosperity. For a special episode for Applied Digital, Nick Phillips, EVP of…

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Ellendale HPC Datacenter
May 17, 2024

The shell of our groundbreaking Ellendale HPC Datacenter is nearly complete! With each panel and beam, we’re closer to launching a hub with unmatched AI capabilities, designed for high-density computing. Watch as we shape the future of AI infrastructure

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Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy
Sunstone Partners Offsite 2024
May 17, 2024

Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy meeting was held offsite in Calistoga, CA this year.  During the event the team bonded in fun activities like wine making and fantastic meals.  On the business side, there was reflection on the significant accomplishments of the team for the year, as well as focusing on upcoming goals…

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Biden Administration’s EdTech Plan: Bridge the Student Digital Divide
January 28, 2021

With a new administration comes new policy visions, and the Biden administration has already vocalized some priorities for the United States’ education system. Reporting out of The 74 Million asserts that the new administration is pointing to the digital divide amongst students as one of the first inequities it plans to tackle, as millions of…

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16 Predictions for Higher-Ed Technology in 2021
January 5, 2021

When we posted our 2020 predictions on January 1 last year, we–along with the majority of the world–definitely didn’t anticipate the curveball that was (and continues to be) the global COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 has been called a dumpster fire, the worst year in recent memory, and more. While online learning was already growing in popularity in higher…

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Midco Communications Taps Clearfield to Help Break Broadband Barriers by Topping Structures with Wireless Backhaul Solutions
December 9, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS– December 1, 2020 – Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD), the specialist in fiber management for communication service providers, today announced that Midco Communications (Midco) is utilizing its Clearfield YOURx™ Flex Box, Clearview® Blue Cassette, FieldShield® FLATdrop and fiber cables to cost effectively create higher bandwidth point-to-point wireless backhaul connections in its network. Clearfield and Midco collaborated to craft a unique approach to bringing fiber…

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How Shared Spectrum Connectivity Benefits Distance Learning
November 11, 2020

Today’s students, teachers, and administrative staff are facing unprecedented connectivity challenges as the 2020 school year brings more and more distance learning options. School districts’ commitment to the “no child left behind” mission takes on a new meaning with today’s technology and learning formats, as students must now have access to reliable, secure internet service in order…

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New Report Reveals Urgent Need for Off-Campus Internet
November 10, 2020

While E-rate remains a crucial program for schools and libraries to ensure connectivity, the COVID-19 pandemic brought attention to the need for increased flexibility and funds for off-campus learning. In the 10th annual E-rate Trends Report, based on with a record-breaking 2,138 responses submitted by E-rate applicants, Funds For Learning offers an inside look at the…

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10th Annual E-rate Trends Report Indicates Need for Off-campus Funding
October 16, 2020

Providing an inside look at the efficacy and value of the federal E-rate program, Funds For Learning releases findings from its 10th annual E-rate Trends Report with a record-breaking 2,138 responses submitted by E-rate applicants. Results indicate that while E-rate remains a crucial program for schools and libraries to ensure connectivity, the COVID-19 pandemic brought attention to…

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Texas Education Agency and Verizon Enable Distance Learning for 18.9M Students In 16 States
August 21, 2020

For students across Texas and around the country, bridging the digital divide and providing reliable Internet connectivity that enables distance learning for students without Internet access are among the top priorities for state governments, school districts, teachers and parents alike. Many students across the U.S. will start the 2020-2021 school year this month. Verizon has…

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Microsoft Finally Retires Internet Explorer: Business Casual
August 21, 2020

Right around the 25th anniversary of Internet Explorer, Microsoft announces the final end to the company’s hallmark proprietary browser. To take its place, Microsoft offers a new version of Edge, the browser powered by Google open source software, Chromium. Though these changes won’t take effect immediately, the phase out plan eliminates Internet Explorer use completely…

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Exploring the Spectrum of Wireless Connectivity
May 8, 2020

The world is on the precipice of a new wave of wireless connectivity, awaiting the oncoming faster generation of instant connection that will make self-driving cars, remote surgery and VR a mainstream reality. But this leap in speed won’t be widespread to start, and it won’t happen overnight. So what is the architecture of…

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