Category Archive: Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association

May 11

As seen in the LA Times: Senate Democrats Move to Revive Net Neutrality Rules — the Wrong Way

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 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) speaks during a news conference on a petition to force a vote on net neutrality on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Also pictured are Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA). (Zach Gibson / Getty Images) Senate Democrats opened up a new front Wednesday in the fight to preserve …

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May 10

Uber, FedEx, Alphabet and Others will Participate in a New Government Drone Testing Program

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Ten states and a “who’s who of technology and aviation companies” (notably absent: Amazon) are involved in the Integration Pilot Program — the “most far-reaching” test initiative to date. The pilot will gather data on a myriad of drone uses, from transporting medical equipment to controlling mosquitoes. The burgeoning industry around drones in U.S. air …

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Apr 17

U.S. Latinos Win if U.S. Wins Race to 5G

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The core mission of TechLatino is to ensure that the U.S. Latino community has a seat at the table for present and future generations to come. Latinos use wireless as our primary means of communication compared to other technologies and ethnic communities. It is for this reason that we have championed reforms aimed at hastening …

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Mar 14

@techLatino Agrees with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr and U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Next Generation Wireless Deployment to Modernize Federal Process.

As previously described by TechLatino, wireless deployment is of particular value to Latino communities, who are outsized users of mobile services when compared to other groups. As the wireless industry continues efforts to enhance networks across the country, a series of reforms have been underway to modernize federal processes to make that easier. Commissioner Brendan …

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Dec 13

@techlatino Guest Blogger: Rosa Mendoza on Net Neutrality Misconceptions

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Criticism of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) new proposal to reform its net neutrality rules has significantly intensified recently and gotten extremely politicized to the point of ignoring salient points in favor of the upcoming proposal. Last week, some protesters even put signs on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s lawn and claimed his children would realize one …

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Dec 08

Google/YouTube is cutting access to Amazon Fire TV on Jan. 1

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Google, which owns YouTube, and Amazon are going to war over streaming services and plenty more. YouTube is also disappearing again from Amazon’s Echo Show video device. If you’ve got an Amazon Fire TV, say goodbye to using it to watch YouTube. The Google-owned video service is cutting access to the Amazon device on Jan. …

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Nov 21

GOVERNMENT MOVE TO BLOCK AT&T MERGER BODES ILL FOR TECH. WIRED.COM’s – SUSAN CRAWFORD

AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson vowed to fight the government suit and complete the acquisition of Time Warner

THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT filed a lawsuit Monday to block AT&T’s planned $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, in a move that could signal tougher scrutiny for tech companies. The lawsuit breaks with the recent DOJ tradition of approving mergers between companies that don’t directly compete, such as AT&T and Time Warner. The government followed that traditional …

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Nov 15

A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy?

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It happens every year: Apple releases new iPhones, and then hordes of people groan about their older iPhones slowing to a crawl. Just look at the recent data. Between September and early November — when Apple made the iPhone 8 available, followed by the iPhone X — Google searches for the keywords “iPhone slow” jumped …

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Nov 14

With the Advent of 5G, Latinos stand to win as the Next Generation of U.S Workforce.

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From healthcare to transportation, public safety to energy management, wireless connectivity is changing the way our communities live, modernizing how our businesses thrive, and creating new opportunities for us as consumers. 5G is the next generation of wireless connectivity that will support smart communities. “Smart” includes enhanced capacity to enable more efficient transportation services, consistently …

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Sep 30

Why Are Some Tech Companies Silent on the Fate of Dreamers?

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President Donald Trump’s decision to end the program that blocked deportation of Dreamers – the young undocumented immigrants brought into the United States by their parents – drew an instant rebuke and fierce opposition from a broad swath of American business leaders who represent a diverse range of companies. Tech and communications companies have been …

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