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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - August 01, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Regional Broadband Network Based At ISU Completed

By Willis Kern

Governor Pat Quinn is hailing the completion a regional broadband network anchored at Illinois State University as a major technological and economic step forward.

Categories: Telecommunication

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 16, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

FCC Extending Net Neutrality Commenting Time After Site Buckles

By Elise Hu

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(Duration: 1:49)

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler.

A flood of comments about net neutrality crashed the Federal Communications Commission's commenting site on Tuesday, the original deadline for public comments on the controversial Internet proposal. But the tech problems are buying those who want to weigh in some extra time — the deadline for public commenting is now Friday at midnight.




Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - June 19, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Lawmakers Work To Replace Illinois’ Eavesdropping Law

By Hannah Meisel

Since the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the state's eavesdropping law in March, it's been legal to record audio of someone without asking permission, but legislators are working on a replacement.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 30, 2014

Private Partner to Build Out UC2B Broadband System

Updated May 30th to add additional information about UC2B's existing customers.

By Jim Meadows

Officials of UC2B and iTV-3 at news conference announcing their partnership.

Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband, or UC2B, announced a partnership Thursday with iTV-3 to provide its high-speed broadband service to homes and businesses in Champaign-Urbana.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 05, 2014

911 Call Centers Struggle As People Ditch Landlines

By Ryan Weber

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As more people ditch their landline phones for cell phones, 911 call centers are struggling to maintain services. That is because wireless phone lines in Illinois are often taxed at a lower rate than landlines. There’s a push to change that rate.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - April 29, 2014

Supreme Court Considers Limits On Warrantless Cellphone Searches

By Nina Totenberg

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In a case that reaches into almost every American's pocket or purse, the U.S. Supreme Court struggled Tuesday to adapt modern technology to traditional legal rules. At issue was whether police can search cellphones without obtaining a warrant at the time of an arrest.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 26, 2013

Disney Animated from Urbana’s Touch Press Named Apple iPad App of 2013

Jason Croft

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Apple recently released its list of top apps for 2013. The award for best iPad app went to “Disney Animated” from Disney Interactive, Walt Disney Animation Studios…and the Urbana company Touch Press. Theodore Gray is the co-founder and CCO of the company. IPM's Jason Croft talked with him recently and asked him first to describe the app.


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