broadband

May 27, 2014

GOVERNMENT

Harford County Unveils Countywide Broadband Network (HMAN)

On May 22, Harford County, Maryland held a press conference to announce its high-speed fiber optic based network, which will connect government buildings, schools, and libraries while reducing costs....

Unified Gateway: More is better, but sometimes less is more!

There are times where more is better; more sunshine, more vacation time, more cupcakes! However, less is also good. Think of a round of golf, or perhaps root canals! Or...

This isn’t your fathers connected life!

By Joe Chow, VP & GM, Connected Devices Business Unit, Cisco With the proliferation of IP devices and ubiquitous access to broadband, consumers are increasingly enjoying the benefits of “being connected”. But being able to adjust your thermostat while on vacation or remotely limit your child’s internet access is just the tip of the iceberg. […]

February 4, 2014

EDUCATION

Cisco Supports Goals of Presidential Initiative to Connect More Schools and Libraries to the Internet

Cisco – with more than 15 years of experience in implementing technology solutions in K-12 schools — strongly supports the goals of President Obama’s initiative to connect more schools and libraries to the Internet, and at faster speeds. We understand that technology is changing the world.  Our children aren’t just competing against the kids down […]

How Access to Broadband Can Remove Barriers to Education and Empower Women

This blog was originally posted on the Huffington Post Research resoundingly reveals that when girls and women are educated, the income they earn is primarily returned to their...

July 1, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Intelligent Communities Global Blog Series, Taichung Sets the Stage (Perspective from Louis Zacharilla, Co-Founder of th …

The Taiwan city of Taichung was in the spotlight twice this year.  Not bad for a place few had heard of in most parts of the Western world – at least until the Academy Awards broadcast in February.  During that event, Asian-born director Ang Lee, after being named the recipient of four Oscars for his […]

May 30, 2013

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

The 2017 Internet: A Look at the Future, Courtesy of the Cisco VNI Forecast

Visualize this: nearly half the Earth’s population – 3.6 billion people – connected to the Internet for communication, commerce, education, information, and entertainment.  Think that’s too futuristic? Think again. By 2017, less than five years from today, that will be our reality. This prediction is one of several key findings from the newly released Cisco […]

Preparing for an Uncertain Media Future: Even Challenging Scenarios Offer Ways To Grow

In the midst of tremendous disruption, it is impossible to tell where the global media industry is ultimately heading. But a recent analysis from the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) explores four possible future scenarios for the media industry. While they do not “predict” the future, the scenarios help build our understanding of possible […]

April 10, 2013

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Global IT Report 2013: Broadband Investments Bring Growth and Jobs

Can broadband lead to economic growth and employment? This year’s edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report (GITR), sponsored in part by Cisco, tackles this critical question and the answer is a decisive ‘yes’. Launched today (April 10) in New York, this year’s GITR, titled “Growth and Jobs in a Hyperconnected World”, […]