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Broadband Helps 1.4 Million South Carolina Adults Stay Healthy

By CSC Staff

By Hongqiang Sun, Research Analyst A new study from Connect South Carolina finds that more than one-half of Internet users (52%) statewide go online to find medical information or communicate with their healthcare professionals.  According to the new study, Broadband: Helping South Carolinians Stay Healthy, approximately 1.4 million adults statewide stay healthier thanks to home broadband service.  In addition, approximately 274,000 South Carolina adults who go online via their cell phones do so to access e-health applications.  E-health usage is not universal, though, and significant differences exist among South Carolina...

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Mobile Broadband Internet Offers Enhanced Office Options for Business Executives

By Wil Payton

As early as the days when the Ford Model T traveled the roads, businessmen have been a target market for the auto industry. In the new millennium, Howard Becker has targeted a decidedly upscale business clientele by turning cars and vans into luxurious mobile offices. Technology has significantly impacted how these types of vehicles are built and used. Below is a segment from The New York Times that gives details on the Private Office on the Highway: In the last year and a half, advances in mobile broadband Internet have “driven business to us in droves,” said Mr. Becker, whose company, Becker Automotive Design in Oxnard, Calif., charges $...

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The Impact of Price on Broadband Adoption in South Carolina

By CSC Staff

By Hongqiang Sun, Research Analyst Connect South Carolina’s new report, Cost as a Barrier to Broadband Adoption: Structuring Subsidy Programs That Work, finds that 37% of South Carolina’s households that don’t currently have broadband service would be willing to subscribe if cost were not a barrier, suggesting that approximately 570,000 South Carolina households would subscribe to broadband if they could get it at a price they consider acceptable. The report goes on to analyze what that “acceptable” price would be for price-sensitive non-adopters in South Carolina.  Among broadband non-adopters who would be willing to subscribe to...

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Internet Impacts College Course Composition

By CSC Staff

Online lectures provide more time for in-class interaction We just completed a month that focused on education technology but here’s another story that is relevant to the subject: A growing number of college instructors are now “flipping” their courses by lecturing their students virtually, through audio or video outside of class, and utilizing class time for interactive learning through debate, group work, presenting, or problem solving. This teaching format is just another example of how technology is redeveloping teaching and learning methods in colleges and universities throughout the nation. Below is a portion of an article in the Star...

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