A new report from Parks Associates found that remote healthcare visits increased drastically last year during the COVID-19 pandemic, rising from 15% of broadband households in 2019 to 41% in 2020.
Unveiled at this year’s CES, Lasso’s recycling robot uses AI machine learning and internal sensors to sort, clean, grind up, and deliver household recyclables to certified manufacturers, ensuring every item that’s recycled in the home actually gets made into a new product.
The Internet Innovation Alliance warmly congratulates Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on being named acting FCC Chair. We look forward to continuing to work closely with her to advance universal broadband and on solving the Homework Gap, among other critical national challenges.
Data gathered for Omdia’s Environmental, Social and Governance Service Provider Index reported a growth in the telecom industry’s commitment to green energy last year, with all 15 telcos tracked by the Index announcing green energy measures between 2019 and 2020.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Chiefs for Change, a bipartisan network of education leaders, partnered with America’s wireless industry to help close the digital divide and provide more than 2.4 million students with internet connections needed for remote learning.
A new FCC study on the impacts of rural broadband on U.S. farming productivity found that a county’s increased broadband service has a “statistically significant” effect on higher crop yields and lower costs for fertilizer, fuel, and seed.
A recent year-long survey from HIMSS Market and Spectrum Enterprise found a shift in telehealth concerns from healthcare providers – from concern about a lack of reimbursement policies and patient awareness to concern about patients’ lack of connected devices.
Agtech startup Plenty is turning the traditional idea of “flat farming” on its head and pioneering a future for vertical farming – an indoor farming technique with the potential to yield more crops all while using less resources and land space.