With more Americans than ever working and learning from home, the necessity of having a broadband connection is underscored, and one of the biggest flaws of our communications infrastructure is revealed: It doesn’t reach everyone.
A recent study by Parks Associates found that online video consumption almost doubled since 2017, increasing from an average of 3.6 hours of online videos per week to nearly seven hours in 2020.
The COVID-19 crisis has significantly reduced the number of oral health visits and led to dentists exploring alternative options for in-office visits. A new study found that four in 10 dental providers either currently see or soon plan to see patients through telehealth platforms to offer care.
In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, Penn Medicine Center for Healthcare Innovation associate Ryan Schumacher developed the Nourished platform, which enables the delivery of dozens of meals from a local restaurant to hospitals all in a single trip, reducing the number of visitors and limiting the spread of disease.
A new analysis by Common Sense Media and Boston Consulting Group shows that the homework gap is even larger than previously understood and that the problem has been amplified during the coronavirus pandemic when many schools have shifted to connected learning.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, practicing telemedicine and teaching telemedicine skills wasn’t the highest priority for Harvard Medical School. Now, it’s an important curricular element and a valuable tool for students conducting patient exams.
Accurate broadband availability maps are foundational for efforts to close the digital divide. A detailed account of where broadband internet is available today would ensure the best use of taxpayer dollars to deploy high-speed internet infrastructure everywhere.
According to a new report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, U.S. broadband networks were able to better accommodate the COVID-19 crisis traffic surge compared to other nations.
Dubai Police have recently began equipping their officers with innovative smart helmets fitted with thermal imaging cameras designed to detect people running a high fever – a common symptom of COVID-19.
A recent report from the Dell’Oro Group forecasts the worldwide telecom capex — the sum of wireless and wireline investments — will have a one percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2019 and 2022, despite uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.