Resources for Telecommunications
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Digital Divide Network
This web site offers a range of information, tools, and resources that can help practitioners stay on top of digital divide developments. The network looks at the causes and effects of the divide from four distinct angles: technology access, literacy and learning, content, and economic development. In each of these areas, particular attention is paid to the role of local individuals and organizations in bridging the divide.
Foundation for Rural Education and Development
The foundation promotes activities that improve rural educational, social, and economic conditions. The foundation awards over $180,000 in scholarships and grants each year to rural students, residents, and communities.
National Association of Development Organizations
The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) provides training, information, and representation for regional development organizations in small metropolitan and rural America.
State Science and Technology Institute
SSTI is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving government-industry programs that encourage economic growth through the application of science and technology.
Telecommunications Organizations, Associations and Resources
Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association
An association representing all elements of wireless communication. The site offers market research reports, statistics, and case studies.
Post messages, review products and services, and learn about DSL and other broadband services.
Foundation for Rural Service
Promotes, educates, and advocates to the public, rural telecommunications issues in order to sustain and enhance the quality of life within communities throughout rural America. Offers youth education programs, publications, and other resources.
National Telecommunications Cooperative Association
NTCA is a national association representing more than 550 small and rural independent local exchange carriers providing telecommunications services throughout rural America.
National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative
NRTC helps rural electric and telephone utilities strengthen their businesses with solutions uniquely suited to the needs of rural consumers.
Wireless Communications Association International
WCA is a leader in government relations for issues vital to the success of the wireless broadband industry, including: auction rules, spectrum allocation, regulatory filings for flexible use, technical standards, and protection against interference. The WCA also organizes the world's largest annual business conference and exhibition devoted exclusively to wireless broadband.
Government, Regulatory, and Policy Resources and Reports
Federal Communication Commission Wireless Bureau
WTB handles nearly all FCC domestic wireless telecommunications programs and policies.
Search and track relevant pending legislation. This site is a service of the Library of Congress.
American Telemedicine Association
The association educates the government about telemedicine as an essential component in the delivery of modern medical care; serves as a clearinghouse for telemedical information and services; fosters networking and collaboration among interests in medicine and technology; promotes research and education, including the sponsorship of scientific educational meetings and the
Telemedicine and e-Health Journal
International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth
The society acts as a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among all those interested in the telemedicine field.
This site contains an organized directory of web sites that include education technology information. These resources help education leaders make smart decisions about technology planning, infrastructure, funding, and classroom support.
Internet2 is a consortium being led by 202 universities in partnership with industry and government to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies, accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet.
Tech Corps is a national nonprofit that mobilizes technology volunteers into schools, offering tech support and teacher training. They offer high quality technological resources that enrich K-12 teaching and learning and prepare tomorrow's workforce.