border security

This Congressman Wants to Build a ‘Digital’ Border Wall that Would Also Provide Rural Broadband

Congressman Will Hurd is the only Republican representing a district along the border, and he wants to use technological solutions to secure the border and possibly close the digital divide.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.1.19
Internet

Damaged Undersea Cable Causes Near-Total Internet Blackout in Island Nation Tonga

The island has just one submarine cable that provides internet access for the entire island.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.24.19
climate change

Environmental Laws Won’t Fix Climate Change Unless We Enforce Them, New UN Report Says

UN Environment investigated environmental protection laws around the world from 1972 through 2017 and found the biggest challenge is a failure to properly enforce the laws.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.24.19
big telecom

Verizon Says It Won’t Increase Fees on Education App After All

The telecom company responded to criticism from teachers and parents saying it will waive the new text message fees for this specific use.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.17.19
plastic pollution

Don’t Boycott Razors Because of an Ad, Boycott Them For the Planet

Some people are mad that Gillette released an ad calling out toxic masculinity, but the bigger issue is the waste produced by disposable razors.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.16.19
government shutdown

The Government Shutdown Has Grounded NASA’s Only Flying Telescope

SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is an observatory built onto a Boeing 747, but the government shutdown has stopped it from flying.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.15.19
Verizon

Verizon Is Making It Harder for Teachers to Contact Students Who Don’t Have Smartphones

Verizon’s new fees on app to phone long code messages was designed to counter robotexts, not stop teachers from assigning homework.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.14.19
government shutdown

The Government Shutdown Has Halted Wildlife Conservation and Research

Between the loss of revenue and the lack of staff, important wildlife conservation work done by the National Park Service has been put in jeopardy.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.11.19
climate change

A Strong US Economy Doesn’t Have to Mean a Worse Climate

A new report estimating the carbon emissions for 2018 shows they have risen for the first time in four years, in part due to the growing economy.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.9.19
big telecom

Charter and Tribune Are Beefing Over TV Channels Viewers Can Get For Free Over the Air

The cable company and Tribune Broadcasting are at a stalemate over their new contract, leading Tribune to black out channels for Charter subscribers.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.7.19
psychology

The Psychology of Our Love for Marie Kondo and 'Organization Porn'

The tidying expert’s new Netflix show has drawn breathless attention.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.4.19
net neutrality

The New FCC Commissioner Helped the Agency Win a $48 Million Net Neutrality Lawsuit

Geoffrey Starks has been an assistant bureau chief at the FCC’s enforcement bureau since 2015.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.3.19
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