Congress Gives Final OK To Banning Local Internet Access TaxesCongress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.
Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Comes To Japan's Sacred Mount FujiClimbers who reach the summit of Mount Fuji will now be able to share their achievement via free Wi-Fi.
Google 'Project Loon' Wi-Fi Balloon Crash Alarms Mexican TownThe crash of one of Google's "Loon" balloons for relaying Internet service was enough to have security forces summoned to a mountain township in central Mexico.
Facebook Seeking To Acquire Drone-Maker To Provide Worldwide Internet AccessFacebook is in talks to purchase an aerospace firm that makes solar-powered drones as part of the company’s strategy to bring Internet access to areas of the world that lack connectivity, according to a published report.
San Francisco To Get Free Wi-Fi In City Parks, Open SpacesThe $600,000 gift from Google will allow for free public wireless Internet access at several parks, recreation centers and plazas across the city.
Google Exec Calls For Open Internet Access Following North Korea VisitGoogle chairman Eric Schmidt’s glimpse of the Web being used at a top university in Pyongyang makes him part of a tiny elite that has seen the Internet in North Korea.
State Educators Applaud No Child Left Offline Initiative To Expand Technology In The ClassroomAs part of his No Child Left Offline initiative, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has created a task force which he said recommends the expansion of technology in the classroom.
Google Exec Says 2 Billion Lack Internet AccessGoogle’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Tuesday warned that vast numbers of the world’s population are missing out on the advantages brought by the Internet.
Oakland Campaign Brings Internet Access To Seniors, Low-Income FamiliesA campaign launched in Oakland Thursday looks to close the digital divide by getting more low-income families and seniors hooked up to the Internet.