Reliable information about access to broadband is essential to efforts designed to ensure equal access to broadband. The Federal Communications Commission’s National Broadband map is missing the mark, however, because it relies on self-reporting by Internet service providers for information. That was the message of Sascha Meinrath, the Palmer Chair in Telecommunications at Pennsylvania State University, when he joined the January 19 PCI Community call. The reporting discrepancy exacerbates the digital divide and disadvantages rural communities.
What good is a “smart city,” if it doesn’t improve people’s lives?
The trajectory of smart cities has evolved from a purely technology-centered approach to a government-centered approach. It is now becoming increasingly clear that “smart” technologies must be implemented for and with the people they are meant to serve. While many initial attempts at building smart cities have not evolved past the technology-centered phase, there is growing understanding that a people-centered approach is the future.
Press Release — January 1, 2020 PALO ALTO, CA — People-Centered Internet (PCI)today is announcing the appointment of a new board chair and the addition of a new member to its Board of Directors: PCI cofounder, Mei Lin Fung, begins her term as board chair on January 1, 2020, stepping into the role previously held by […]
The People Centered Internet welcomes new board member, Linton Wells II, who has provided humanitarian leadership globally for decades. Lin now brings his policy acumen and collaborative research experience to PCI.
Held December 10, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose. The Occasion Marked the near 50% Tipping Point for Global Internet Access and 70 Years Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. www.peoplecentered.net Archive of the Livestream available online with subtitles. Visual Journal by Eileen Clegg and Yolanda Youngblood, Visual Insight A historic event scaling […]
Eileen Clegg Within 12 years, could we see ‘The Singularity’ — the merging of human + machine? That’s the popular meme on the streets of Silicon Valley, but Adam Cheyer calls it unlikely. And Cheyer has a deep understanding of artificial intelligence (A.I.) as the co-inventor of Apple’s Siri and, more recently, Viv, a company […]