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digital divide

Has the divide gone mobile?

by Laurie Cirivello (LCirivello)

Submitted 03-29-2011 under OPINION

From the Rapidian staff   Quite recently, I was reading through the Predictions for Journalism 2011 series on the Nieman Journalism Lab website. Once again, many are claiming this is to be the “year of mobile.” Hardly earth-shattering as this...

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New 4g Broadband in GR; Low-income Program to Come

by Laurie Cirivello (LCirivello)

Submitted 08-03-2010 under NEWS

Videographer Chad Becker provides this report from today's City of Grand Rapids press conference announcing the arrival of a new broadband service option for local residents. The 4g WiMax network is being launched by the company Clearwire....

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