Berkman Initiative Spotlights Lessons from Ebola outbreak

Global Access in Action (GAiA), an initiative of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard, is hosting a workshop today to explore lessons from the recent Ebola outbreak for improving future preparedness for public health crises. Forty leaders from civil society, academia, international procurement and donor agencies, government, and the pharmaceutical industry will review the Ebola drug development landscape and explore ways to alter policies to strengthen ongoing research and reduce the incidence and severity of future outbreaks.

Holyoke: A Massachusetts Municipal Light Plant Seizes Internet Access Business Opportunities

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.

8 Jul 2015