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Fires, Floods, Hurricanes, and Pandemics Need Spectrum

Jan 05, 2021 Comments Off on Fires, Floods, Hurricanes, and Pandemics Need Spectrum by

2020 has been a year, but perhaps not for all the reasons we had hoped. In addition to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, this year we have experienced an extraordinary number of fires, hurricanes, floods and other extreme disasters. Throughout the pain and hardship these crises have caused, one critically important tool in helping those in […]

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Is Artificial Intelligence a Tool for Aging Well? Addressing Algorithmic Bias

Oct 27, 2020 Comments Off on Is Artificial Intelligence a Tool for Aging Well? Addressing Algorithmic Bias by

Is Artificial Intelligence a Tool for Aging Well? Addressing Algorithmic Bias “Good morning, George,” is the greeting for this 86-year-old, as he wakes-up to his voice assisted device reporting on the weather and the daily news. The coffee is made in the kitchen, the curtains drawn, and the lights are off. His voice assistant reminds […]

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Older Adults, Broadband and COVID-19

Apr 15, 2020 Comments Off on Older Adults, Broadband and COVID-19 by

Deb Berlyn, Morning Consult, 4/15/20 These are difficult times for all of us, as we experience social distancing and an extreme disruption to our everyday way of life. There is no demographic group, however, that is experiencing a greater isolation at this time than our seniors. The internet is a bridge to the world, allowing us […]

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Project GOAL Policy Briefing Discusses Technology, Aging and the Role of 5G

Oct 03, 2018 Comments Off on Project GOAL Policy Briefing Discusses Technology, Aging and the Role of 5G

Last week, Project GOAL hosted a policy briefing on Capitol Hill, “Yes, Even Older Americans Are in the ‘Race to 5G!’,” revealing a national survey conducted to better understand what older adults expect from technology as they age. At the event, panelists discussed not only how technology will aid the aging process but how next […]

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Project GOAL Convenes Event on Bridging Broadband Gap

Nov 09, 2016 Comments Off on Project GOAL Convenes Event on Bridging Broadband Gap

In October, Project GOAL convened a program at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to discuss public and private sector solutions to bridge the broadband gap for low-income older adults. The event, “Making the Connection: Lessons Learned & Ongoing Initiatives to Bridge the Broadband Gap with Older Adults,” featured a keynote speech by FCC […]

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DC Seniors Need Faster Internet

Feb 03, 2016 Comments Off on DC Seniors Need Faster Internet

Did you know that well over half of the older adults in the U.S. – those who are 65 or older –are now online? According to Pew Research 84% of American adults and 58% of older adults are now use the Internet. While older adults may traditionally be slower to adopt new technologies than younger […]

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Charter Low-Cost Broadband for Low-Income Seniors

Jan 12, 2016 Comments Off on Charter Low-Cost Broadband for Low-Income Seniors

During the last few days of 2015, I was pleased to hear the announcement from Charter Communications that it intends to offer high-speed, low-cost broadband connectivity to seniors and low-income consumers.  It will be available within six months of the close of its pending merger with Time Warner Cable (and the acquisition of Bright House […]

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HAPPY CYBER SECURITY MONTH

Oct 04, 2015 Comments Off on HAPPY CYBER SECURITY MONTH

Did you know October is cyber security month and according to Pew Research 84% of American adults and 58% of senior citizens are now online? Taking steps to protect yourself online has become a necessity in our digital world, and cyber security month is a great time to think about your online protections. As a […]

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Project GOAL hosts Conference to Discuss Internet Safety, Privacy and Security for Older Adults

Feb 26, 2015 Comments Off on Project GOAL hosts Conference to Discuss Internet Safety, Privacy and Security for Older Adults
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CES 2014 – Boomers and Beyond

Jan 23, 2014 Comments Off on CES 2014 – Boomers and Beyond

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is a great opportunity to experience technology from the very simple to the complex. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to be at this year’s CES. Not only was I able to walk the show floor and visit a diverse number of new tech devices, but […]

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