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Catskill Connectivity: A New York County Adds Wireless
by Fred D. Baldwin

Students at the college enjoy wireless Internet.

The Delhi CyberCommunity, a partnership between business, government, and higher education, aims to create jobs and improve services for local residents with the help of a wireless network providing broadband Internet access.


AllCoNet: A Mountain County Connects
by Fred D. Baldwin

photo of students in a computer science class

In the mid 1990s, Allegany County, Maryland, developed a wireless network to give schools, government offices, and libraries high-speed Internet access. Now the system is expanding to include businesses and residents.


Conference Report: Telecommunications and the Future of Appalachian Communities
by Fred D. Baldwin

photo of ARC Federal Co-Chair Anne B. Pope and Sta

ARC's 2003 fall conference showcased telecommunications projects that are transforming the way businesses, governments, and educational and health-care institutions in the Region are doing their work.


Bringing a Community Online
by Carl Hoffman

Photo of a computer user at Marietta's Family Lear

Created to fill a need for low-cost Internet access, the nonprofit Washington County Information Technology Group also provides technical assistance and free seminars for local residents new to the World Wide Web.


Learning on the Information Highway
by Carl Hoffman

Rural Alleghany County, North Carolina, is home to one of the state's seven "cyber campuses," linking rural residents to a world of educational opportunities on the Information Highway.


Teaching and Learning Online
by Fred D. Baldwin

A new world of resources is opening up for Appalachian students and teachers as schools across the Region wire their classrooms to the Internet.


Appalachian Scene: Bringing High Tech Home
by Carl Hoffman

Ask Jack Galyean to describe his company, Printed Circuit Solutions Manufacturing (PCSM), Inc., and he says, "We're like sprinters." Indeed, blueprints for what PCSM made today zipped into its factory only yesterday, via a telephone line. Within 48 hours, a few ounces of plastic, copper, gold, and nickel were formed into a complex, custom-built electronic circuit board. Tested, inspected, and carefully packed, the board will soon be swept up by UPS or Federal Express and flown overnight to a high-tech company.


North Carolina Connects
by Carl Hoffman

A new program in North Carolina is helping speed the integration of telecommunications technology into the daily lives of the state's residents. One of the first projects funded, the Early Childhood Development Regional Network, connects 12 child-care centers in four counties.


Appalachian Scene: Rod Soltis: Making Connections
by Fred D. Baldwin

Thanks to a telecommunications network developed by the Broome-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), students in New York's Appalachian counties have taken Russian, advanced Spanish, music theory, and C++ —all courses that their own schools either cannot offer at all or cannot attract enough students to fill.


ARC Conference Showcases Telecommunications Services
by Fred D. Baldwin

ARC's April conference on telecommunications in Binghamton, New York, was a trip through the state-of-the-art technology of the Information Highway.

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