Knowing that the elderly have more severe health implications if they contract COVID-19 than teenagers, high school junior Daniel Goldberg created a website to help local seniors get the groceries they need without going to stores and risking social interaction.
Recent studies by the Pew Research Center show that as U.S. students become increasingly reliant on internet connectivity to complete their homework, a significant portion without access to the internet are getting left behind, particularly those from low-income households.
We warmly welcomed the Commission’s decision to adopt the Restoring Internet Freedom Order and have followed its impact in the marketplace. Our comments reiterate our opposition to “utility-style regulation of the Internet” and focus on the Order’s positive impact on investment in broadband networks.
After hearing news that many stores were having difficulty keeping their shelves stocked in the wake of COVID-19, two University of Texas computer science students created a website that tracks inventory and shows what items are in stock at nearby stores.
During the 2014-2016 West African Ebola crisis, those that contracted the disease and were placed in mandatory isolation faced a unique set of challenges. University of Virginia Health System used telehealth communications to allow patients to communicate with healthcare providers, family, and service providers without the risk of spreading infection, saving time and lives.
The utilization of telecom technologies, combined with strong partnerships between public and private entities, is critical to fostering public health resilience within communities, particularly in the face of crises.