Dr. Craig Cornelius recognized with Cherokee National Holiday Award

In this video, watch as the Cherokee Nation honors tribal citizens and organizations that have made significant contributions in statesmanship, patriotism, community leadership, and devotion to the Cherokee Nation. For their work in preserving and promoting Cherokee art, language, and culture, recipients of the Cherokee National Treasure distinction are announced. Jump to 27:10 for Dr. Read More

Africa-Europe Science and Innovation Summit: 14-18 June 2021

African-European Radio Astronomy Platform (AERAP) and People-Centered Internet (PCI) A unique, august group of leaders from government, industry, and academia are gathering to discuss research and policy priorities in the service of beneficial outcomes for European and African citizens. Distinguished speakers from a broad array of fields will share practical examples of how science can Read More

The Tribal Resource Center: Digital Opportunities Through Tribal Broadband

People-Centered Internet is excited to announce the formation of a new Tribal Resource Center (TRC) to support digital opportunities enabled by broadband connectivity to provide high-speed Internet connections on Tribal lands! This initiative is supported by a grant from the Internet Society Foundation and partners like George Mason University and the Althea company.   Too Read More

IEEE’s Covid Response: Kartik Kulkarni’s story

PCI’s community may not be aware of our longstanding, very productive relationship with Kartik Kulkarni and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest professional association of engineers with over 400,000 members in 160 countries. Kartik won IEEE’s Change the World competition in (2009) and met Vinton Cerf, co-founder of PCI and Read More

Women’s Startup Lab: A Silicon Valley-Based Tech Startup and Leadership Accelerator for Women Entrepreneurs Around the Globe

By Christine Preusler Women’s Startup Lab (WSL) hosts an annual international showcase of entrepreneurs and offers people-focused corporate innovation. WSL is helping women around the world find their individual paths to success. In just six years, the global community has grown to include more than 25,000 members, and the organization’s accelerator program run in Silicon Read More

Fostering Equity Through Access

Sonoma County Library Closing the Digital Divide by Lending WiFi By Ray Holley, Community Relations Manager, Sonoma County Library For centuries, libraries focused on gathering and storing information to share with the public. As the modern idea of a library developed throughout the 20th Century, the emphasis shifted to making that information widely and freely Read More

Tribal Technology Assessment: The State of Internet Service on Tribal Lands

By Brian Howard and Traci Morris, American Indian Policy Institute, Arizona State University In a recent report, Brian Howard and Traci Morris both offer a comprehensive summary of the state of Internet service on Tribal Lands, lending considerable weight to PCI’s interest in improving access to the Internet in those areas.  Abstract Access to high-speed Read More

Understanding Face Recognition and Charting a Path Forward

By Duane Blackburn Face recognition is a powerful tool — it supports access controls & terrorist identification, as well as combats child sex trafficking and underage pornography. But, as with many emerging technologies, there’s also a potential to misuse face recognition, which could affect our civil liberties. How can we find a way to benefit Read More