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After the district scrambled this summer to provide Internet to families to support its remote learning model, a school panel on Thursday voted to ask city leaders to look into bringing municipal broadband to Worcester.

A nonprofit organization based in Marietta, Ga., is one of hundreds of after-school providers, child-care centers, churches and community groups to open digital learning hubs throughout that state.

COVID-19 is only one piece of how the tech landscape is changing. A bigger demand for privacy and the growing influence of politics and social issues on the apps and services we use are coming to define the industry. It all comes as tech companies are discovering new applications for smartphones and gadgets like wearable devices as Silicon Valley races to build the next evolution of the personal computer.

The current public health emergency has shown just how critical adequate and affordable broadband infrastructure is for communities and individuals trying to work, access health care and attempt to teach kids from home.

While hostile nation-states, domestic misinformation campaigns and concerns about mail-in voting make it harder to ensure the security and integrity of the 2020 election, plenty of progress has been made on the cybersecurity front since 2016, experts say.

Satellite Internet may not have always received the best word of mouth, but the technology continues to advance with big names behind it and a market that has seen significant growth during COVID-19.

Over the last few months, millions of Americans have used telehealth services — the remote delivery of care and health monitoring using digital telecommunications tools — to get health care. Federal and state policymakers have made it easier to access telehealth during the pandemic to keep people home and safe but there is no reason to slow the momentum after so much progress has been made.

A group of researchers at the University at Albany would like residents of the state of New York to start thinking of winter snow storm forecasting when they hear the term artificial intelligence.

The current public health emergency has shown just how critical adequate and affordable broadband infrastructure is for communities and individuals trying to work, access health care and attempt to teach kids from home.

What parents should know about internet safety and secure browsing while kids are studying virtually.

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