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May 6th, 2014

Wired Wisconsin Announces Addition of All For Schools as a New Partner Organization

MILWAUKEE – Wired Wisconsin today announced that a new partner, All for Schools, has joined its coalition. “Technology is playing an ever-increasing role in our schools, facilitating how we teach, how students learn and how schools are operated,” said Thad Nation, executive director of Wired Wisconsin. “We are excited to welcome All For Schools, which [...]

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December 23rd, 2013

Use E-Cycle Wisconsin to dispose of unwanted electronics after the holidays

MILWAUKEE – With many Wisconsin residents giving and receiving electronics as gifts this holiday season, Wired Wisconsin is reminding consumers to take advantage of the E-Cycle Wisconsin program and safely dispose of old or unwanted electronics after the holidays. “After all of the holiday gift giving is complete, consumers often find that they have unwanted [...]

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November 26th, 2013

Wired Wisconsin Releases Annual List of Top Black Friday Apps

MILWAUKEE —Wired Wisconsin has released its annual picks for the top Black Friday apps for state shoppers. Savvy shoppers aren’t just waiting for newspaper advertisements to make their buying decisions this holiday season. Rather, they’re turning to their smartphones to guide their Black Friday shopping. “We know that the change to an all digital life [...]

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August 22nd, 2013

Wisconsin Farmers Online and Computer Usage Outpaces National Averages

72% of Wisconsin Farms Have Internet Access MADISON – A new study out this week from the USDA National Agricultural Statistic Service shows that Wisconsin farmers’ increasing Internet and computer usage outpaces the national average. The survey finds that Wisconsin farms with internet access went up five points to 72 percent from 2009 to 2013; [...]

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August 22nd, 2013

Wired Wisconsin Calls for Passage of Bipartisan Digital Privacy Bill

Digital Privacy Subject of Wisconsin Legislative Hearing Today MADISON – The Wisconsin State Senate Judiciary Committee will take up bipartisan legislation Tuesday that aims to protect the digital privacy of Wisconsin residents. The bill would protect personal social media and email accounts of Wisconsin residents from employer, school and landlord access. It would also ban [...]

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July 10th, 2013

Landlines headed for extinction

At its peak in 2000, there were more than 180 million copper-wire landlines in the US. Since then, more than 100 million of those lines have been disconnected as we move towards wireless mobile technology. Several telecom companies are expecting to complete the transition to wireless by 2020. For many, the permanent transition away from [...]

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June 26th, 2013

Service providers making frequent upgrades to stay competitive

According to a recent article from Bloomberg, Verizon announced plans to make widespread upgrades to its 2 ½ year-old network after studies concluded AT&T had taken the title for the fastest network, illustrating how competitive the mobile market has become. The need for rapid network upgrades by service providers also highlights the underlying problem of [...]

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June 14th, 2013

White House addresses spectrum crunch with $100 million investment

The Obama Administration announced today that it will invest $100 million over the next five years dedicated for research to explore ways to free more airwaves for mobile technology use by consumers. This announcement addresses the skyrocketing demand for data use and the looming spectrum crunch that would affect downloading and streaming speeds on smartphones [...]

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June 13th, 2013

Health app use growing among mobile users

By 2017, it is projected that 1.7 billion health related apps will be downloaded by individuals seeking to maximize their health through the use of mobile technology. Health apps target a range of general health topics and needs including fitness,  nutrition and prescription management. More specific apps are also available to those who want to [...]