From NCPR Blogs:
Campers, hikers, nature lovers: do you go to wild places to get away from modernity? Or do you see value in “having it all?” Here’s why I’m asking. According to the Montréal Gazette (4/29) and other...
There’s lots of concern these days about cyber security and privacy issues – including the burning question of who can be trusted to monitor that picture? For obvious reasons, it shouldn’t be any dominant player, like Google. And...
A recent item from the CBC caught my eye “Arctic internet cable project moves closer to approval.” A fibre optic company is one step closer to installing 15,000-kilometre cable across the arctic that has the potential to bring...
Sometimes a simple chart says so much. Like this one, showing a steep decline in ad revenue – plus a monetary migration away from what I’ll call old media (newspapers and magazines) to the web, specifically to Google. Mind you, it leaves...
News stories tagged with "internet"
Sep 29, 2005 — A publicly-funded fiberoptics network in St. Lawrence County is starting to yield results for people who want to use the Internet. Wireless access is available in the village of Canton. Two more villages may go wireless by year's end. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Jul 19, 2005 — Several villages in the North Country are trying to go wireless. Canton, Gouverneur, and Heuvelton are among the communities that want to use a public fiberoptic line to install wi-fi hotspots. They would allow residents and businesses to get broadband internet access without using phone or cable lines. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Aug 26, 2004 — Construction is underway on a 450 mile network of high-speed fiberoptic lines to link towns in St. Lawrence, Jefferson, and Lewis Counties. Also, Senator Hillary Clinton will visit Clarkson University Labor Day weekend to announce the expansion of another e-commerce program. The Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative helps local businesses market and sell on E-Bay and other Internet sites. Karen St. Hillaire directs the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. She told David Sommerstein the first year of the program was a success. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Jun 03, 2004 — Creating a website may be one of the best ways to showcase what a region or community has to offer. But a team of researchers at SUNY Plattsburgh has published a study showing that many North Country communities aren't taking advantage of the Internet. Jody Tosti spoke with one of the members of the Community Web Visibility project about how important a good website can be for tourism and economic development. Go to full article
May 26, 2004 — Federal officials began taking information off government websites after the September 11th attacks. They feared terrorists would use the information to plan future attacks. Now, a new study says much of that information wouldn't be useful to terrorists. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mark Brush explains. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Apr 06, 2004 — Free use of the Internet: that's the idea behind a project called Access Canton. It's still in the idea stage, but with some funding through Sen. Jim Wright's office, a study is being done to see if an open-access network can work in Canton. Jody Tosti has more. Go to full article
Aug 27, 2003 — Senator Hillary Clinton will make a swing through Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties Saturday. She'll unveil an initiative to promote locally made foods and crafts on the Internet. And she'll meet with Fort Drum's new commander. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Mar 12, 2003 — It would be more expensive to order items over the internet, under a bill in the New York State Senate that would charges sales tax on e-commerce. State Senator Betty Little was among New York's Republicans to vote in favor of the bill yesterday. She says collecting taxes from online sales could provide the state with an injection of much-needed revenues. Go to full article