D.C.'s 311 system will soon consolidate requests for information and repairs. And its 911 system is now geolocating emergency calls from cell phones.
President Barack Obama recently called for more competition among broadband providers to help extend Internet service to those who don’t have it—and to bring prices down and speeds up for those who do. In our region, poverty and rural locations prevent some residents from connecting to the Internet. And even in the heart of an urban metropolis like ours, some homes have only one option for Internet service. Tech Tuesday explores Internet access, quality and affordability in the D.C. region.
- Lee Rainie Founding Director, Pew Internet & American Life Project
- Danielle Kehl Policy Analyst, New America's Open Technology Institute
- Kelley Ellsworth Executive Director, Byte Back
- Hugh Grunden President and CEO, Easton Utilities
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