Holyoke Gas & Electric’s telecom division provides high-speed Internet access to local businesses and public agencies, bringing in revenue and profits while aiding in local economic development and saving the municipality more than $300,000 a year. At the same time, it has expanded to other lines of business and serves three communities outside Holyoke which need its help. HG&E Telecom’s success in a competitive environment suggests opportunities for other municipal light plants in Massachusetts and other states.
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University today announced the fellows, faculty associates, and affiliates who will formally join its community in the 2015-2016 academic year, continuing a tradition of providing a home for some of the most incisive minds in law, technology, and social science, alongside path-breaking entrepreneurs and activists.
with Justin Reich
By Annie Pruitt
In an age of eBooks, Google, and Smartphones, many have questioned the importance of libraries. John Palfrey ’01, has penned a new book, which he calls “a love letter to libraries,” that makes the case that libraries are more relevant than ever.
This week on the podcast: 20 million men, women, and children are the cargo of human trafficking worldwide. The Internet has brought a new dimension to both trafficking and anti-trafficking efforts. Today's guest brings to light some of the problems that arise as NGOs and law enforcement try to take down trafficking.
with Ali Hashmi
The rainbow connection, a Russian RTBF, censoring revenge porn, and more... in this week's Buzz.
We are more and more comfortable engaging with and sharing our data with digital platforms — from Fitbit, to Facebook, to Wikipedia, to even our own schools and employers. But how are they accountable to us?