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FirstNet said it’s building an ecosystem for applications developed specifically to meet the needs of first responders.

A congressional lawmaker and an industry representative expressed some optimism Monday that any infrastructure plan the White House eventually unveils will help to bolster the nation’s broadband network and high-speed internet connectivity in rural America.

Whether anecdotally or based on solid data, I think most of us have a sense that cash is in decline. One study from last year suggests that cash is the preferred payment method of just 11 percent of U.S. consumers, with 75 percent preferring cards.

Unless you’ve miraculously avoided all technology over the past few years, you’re likely familiar with the term Internet of Things -- or IoT. What you may not know is exactly what this phrase means, or what it means for you.

With cyber crime costs projected to exceed $2 trillion in 2019, securing your company’s information should be a top priority for founders everywhere. And while you might think your employees are knowledgable enough to avoid compromising the security of your business, one study shows that you couldn’t be more wrong.

Seattle Fire Department’s Chris Lombard says that first responders have demonstrated remarkable creativity by developing applications that meet the needs of first responders and to keep communities safe and secure.

North Carolina becomes the 26th state to pass legislation joining the compact, which will give nurses the ability to practice telehealth in multiple states under one license.

When it comes to building a cybersecurity system, nothing can be perfect — but it can be bulletproof. That’s the goal for the teams at AT&T and FirstNet, as they plan out security for the country’s first high-speed, nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety.

The talk of getting broadband into rural communities isn’t just about fun, games, and home entertainment. Today, it’s about better health care, more jobs, and sustainable growth in a changing economy.

To connect people to the internet, Silicon Valley companies have cooked up various ideas, including the use of drones and hot air balloons to beam web access to all. Microsoft has another technology to help with connectivity that it is now taking the wraps off: unused channels between television broadcasts, known as white spaces.

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