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TECH UPDATE

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted in favor of so-called net neutrality rules.  That means the Web would be regulated much like utilities, so no one party would receive preferential treatment.

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GIGABIT CITY

Next-generation #Internet network 50 times faster than what is currently available will make Carbondale the region’s first “Gigabit City”. The City of Carbondale, SIU, Frontier Communications Partnership for a Connected Illinois and Connect SI have completed the first phase of a more reliable and faster Internet network.

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A MORE CIVIL WEB

A recent Pew Research Center study found that roughly one-in-five (22%) internet users that have been victims of online harassment reported that their last experience occurred in the comments section of a website. Many companies are now removing comments from their websites.

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KILLER APPS

 Pew Research has just released a study on “Killer Apps in the Gigabit Age.” It looks at how the Internet will look like in 2025 and beyond.  One futurist says there will be no apps by then.    

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CAR TECH

Internet connectivity is really catching on with the younger the car buyers, according to McKinsey. 65 percent of 18-34 year olds surveyed considered connectivity an important factor to consider when buying a vehicle. That compares with 43 percent for those ages 35-54 years old, and just 18 percent for those 55-74 years old.

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CONFIDENCE IN MEDIA

A new Gallup poll finds confidence in newspapers has declined by more than half since its 1979 peak of 51%, while TV news has seen confidence ebb from its high of 46% in 1993, the first year that Gallup asked this question. Gallup’s only previous measure of Internet news was in 1999, when confidence was… read more

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TECH TRENDS

A new study finds 47% of all U.S. households subscribe to Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime or a combination of these services, and 49% of all households have at least one TV connected to the internet.

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TECH TRENDS

Internet analyst Mary Meeker says that while huge growth spurts in people getting online and using smartphones may be ending, people really love to use the Internet from their phones, and that’s only growing faster (up 81% this year).

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MOBILE FIRST

This year, for the first time ever, the amount of time Americans spend consuming media on mobile — smartphones and tablets — will exceed that of the desktop Internet, according to an eMarketer report. Nearly a quarter (23.3 percent) of Americans’ daily media consumption will be on mobile in 2014, compared to 18 percent on… read more

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