After dozens of local leaders donated time and ideas to launch ConnectHome and bring high-speed Internet to low-income families, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor laid out the long odds and the tall challenge ahead. A child born in a poor census tract today "has less than a 1-in-20 chance of escaping poverty," Taylor told the group.
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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 4 2015 - 11:56am
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 5 2015 - 6:09pm
Google Fiber’s vow to install 4,000 miles of gigabit fiber optic cable in San Antonio over the next two years means those who can already afford broadband Internet will be able to purchase it at blazingly faster speeds. A typical home or small business connection could go from 10 Megabits per second to as much as 1,000 Megabits per second.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 21 2015 - 2:47pm
The Edge: Helping you catch up and get ahead San Antonio’s heritage extends long before the Spanish Missions
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 19 2015 - 10:23pm
About 275,000 families in the U.S., including more than 6,000 in San Antonio, will get free high-speed home Internet under ConnectHome, a demonstration project announced July 15 by President Barack Obama and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro. “America’s challenge in this 21st century is to remain the world’s undisputed land of opportunity," said Castro. "By expanding broadband adoption, ConnectHome will provide more Americans with the same high-speed access to knowledge and opportunity that millions of people already enjoy.”
Written by Clayton Price on Jan 29 2014 - 10:42am
REPLAY the VIDEO from a panel discussion at Geekdom on the future of broadband Internet in San Antonio.
Written by Kris@nowcastsa.org on Jan 21 2014 - 9:29am
While San Antonio continues to become a high tech city, broadband Internet access in the city doesn’t compare to other technology hub cities across the nation. In some areas of the city, service to residents is only slightly better than high-end dial-up access.