Digital Literacy: Who’s Responsible?

Digital Literacy: Whose job is it anyway? Before we answer the Digital Literacy question, lets take a little refresher course in Economics, remember widgets? Economics 101 taught us that if you develop a widget, in order to profit from it, you need a market in which to sell it. Therefore, if your widget is a hat that keeps your entire body warm with some edgy thermal-technology, you target your market and sell your product in… Read more »

Broadband Access Improves Quality of Place

Broadband access is playing a larger role in our lives every day.  No wonder; broadband offers significant benefits to both quality of life and quality of place. When we speak of benefits to quality of life, we’re really talking about how broadband Internet benefits the individual, a topic we wrote about last week. These benefits include things like education, healthcare, aging in place and telecommuting. Although each of these offer distinct benefits to the individual,… Read more »

How Broadband Internet Improves Quality of Life

Broadband Internet access is becoming more and more important to the lives of people all over the world.  As of August, 2015 there were over 3,179,035,200 Internet users in 190 countries accessing the world wide web for a number of reasons, providing entertainment, communication, access to vital services, and education for users everywhere.  The Internet’s increasing importance in our daily lives has led many to believe that Broadband Internet is a utility as vital to public… Read more »

The Definition of Broadband is a Moving Target: We Must Lead.

Broadband is a very hot topic in Maine these days. It seems that society has finally decided that it’s time to make sure everyone is connected, in much the same way that rural electrification and universal telephone service were priorities of the past.  Broadband is even talked about in the same context as infrastructure such as roads and public water or sewer systems. The problem is that with broadband, we are aiming at a moving… Read more »

Cloud Faxing: Is it the right choice for your business fax?

CLoud Faxing

We are all familiar with VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol telephone service. Now cloud faxing or Internet Fax has come to the forefront. Unlike traditional faxing, there are no fax machines and much less paper Involved. In fact, with an Internet connection and a computer or just about any mobile device, cloud faxing can be an exciting new tool for your business.  Considering cloud faxing? Here are some considerations to help you choose a service:… Read more »