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Socioeconomic Impacts of Wireless Technology

May 10, 2012 – CTIA - The Wireless Association released their report “Socioeconomic Impacts of Wireless Technology: A Review of Opportunities and Challenges in Health Care, Finance, Education and Community Empowerment,” examining the current and future impact of wireless technologies.  The report reviews many wireless technology innovations and examines their role to increase accessibility for socioeconomically disadvantaged populations within the fields of health care, finance, education and community empowerment.  The report considers that many wireless technologies are avenues of social

21st Century Digital Government Strategy

03.23.12 – The Federal Chief Information Officer has released the report “Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People” outlining a strategy for government agencies to better deliver digital services.  The strategy outlines three “layers” that are included in providing digital services including the information layer, the information provided to consumers; the platform layer, including the “systems and processes used to manage” the information; and the presentation layer, how the information is displayed to the consumers.  The strategy further hig

Letter to the Editor of TDPH

Following the March issue of the TDPH, the Wireless RERC received the following letter in response to the story on the New Legislation for Prescription Drug Labeling.

Dear Editor,

Digital Differences

04.13.12 – “Digital Differences,” a report examining the demographics of those who have and those who lack Internet access, was released by the Pew Research Center.  The report highlights that 78% of Americans ages 18 and older use the Internet and 65% of adults have home broadband access. Those who do not use the Internet or have home broadband access are more likely to be over the age of 65, earn less than $30,000 a year, and have less than a high school education.

New Unemployment Rates

04.06.2012 – The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released new statistics highlighting the employment status for people with disabilities.  The statistics show that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities was 15.2% for March of 2012 and has varied only slightly from March of 2011 when the rate was 15.6%.  The report also shows that the current unemployment rate for people with disabilities is almost double the rate for people without disabilities (8.1%).


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