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England 'needs millions of homes to solve housing crisis' - BBC News
Shelter's report claims 1.3 million homes are needed to house those in greatest need - including homeless people and those living with a disability.
UK  housing  crisis  social  affordable  Disabled  access  accessible  inequality  discrimination 
january 2019 by asterisk2a
New York City's LinkNYC WiFi Plan - Business Insider
New York City announces LinkNYC, a project replacing up to 10k pay phones with digital hubs that offer mobile device recharging, 150'-radius gigabit Wi-Fi, free US calling & touch screens for city info & services; it's funded by ads expected to generate $500M in rev over the 1st 12 yrs; some Links will be operational by the end of '15 [... no more sitting in cafes for 1hr to upload a big video on youtube ...]
urban  planning  infrastructure  investment  quality  of  life  city  living  public  utility  utility  access  tourism 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Susan Crawford on Why U.S. Internet Access is Slow, Costly, and Unfair - YouTube
Is Net Neutrality Dead? - youtube.com/watch?v=h3bIDRM8l2A ""pressure from ISP and Cable Provider lobby in Washington not to call them a utility"" - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13/susan-crawford-internet_n_2670127.html - https://www.youtube.com/user/MoyersandCompany/search?query=Crawford +++ Bill Moyers Essay: As the SEC Door Revolves - v=pqA4RGI5i8A
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
For Nokia’s Ovi, the World (Minus the U.S.) Is Enough – GigaOM
In India, for example, Nokia’s music download service is becoming popular mostly because many people don’t have PCs and are using their phones to download music, he said. Similar trends are being observed in Brazil and Mexico, he added.
nokia  developing-world  mobile  future  internet  access 
december 2009 by asterisk2a

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