For too long prisoners and their families have struggled to remain connected thanks to the predatory prices— up to $10 for a 15-minute call — charged by prison-phone companies like Securus Technologies.
A decade after the city’s first initiative to bring free city-wide Wi-Fi to its residents, the lack of public broadband is again a hot topic and there is growing consensus that we need to find a solution.
You don’t often get the chance to see two government whistleblowers discuss the future of U.S. surveillance policy.
But that’s what happened when Edward Snowden called in to an interview with FBI whistleblower Mike German at last week’s Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference.
An aversion of open, hilly landscapes and trees is apparently responsible for keeping residents of rural Connecticut from getting broadband service from the state’s two dominant providers: Comcast and Frontier Communications.