Internet

Chris Eudaily / TPR News

UPDATE:Residents in the Kerrville area tell TPR Internet and phone service have been restored. ORIGINAL STORY: Residents in the Kerrville and parts of Kerr County have spent most of the day without phone service, including access to 911.  Internet service is also out.  City officials say the outage was caused by a  fiber line that was cut this morning.  They're also reporting spotty cell phone service. Without the communications systems many banks closed early today. Officials say that if you need emergency services and a call to 911 doesn't go through you should call 830-792-2730.

How Did The World Wide Web Start?

Oct 23, 2015

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Open Source World

About Sir Tim Berners-Lee's TED Talk

In the 1980s, scientists at a nuclear research lab in Switzerland were asking how they could share and collaborate on massive, complex projects. Tim Berners-Lee, then a contractor, answered by inventing the World Wide Web.

About Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio is getting ultra-high speed internet access sooner than expected. AT&T will launch gigabit internet in the Alamo City next Monday. Customers using AT&T services will be given first access to internet speeds so fast you can download an entire movie in about 30 seconds.  

AT&T calls it GigaPower, offering speeds up to 1000 megabits per second. Renee Flores, a VP with AT&T said it will be available to a significant population, mostly U-Verse customers on September 28th.

Flickr user: Jerod Tarbell / cc

The City of San Antonio is making strides to address high-speed internet and the big gap in who has internet access and who doesn't, commonly called the digital divide.

Housing and Urban Development

A program announced Wednesday by President Obama and HUD Secretary Julian Castro aims to expand broadband Internet in San Antonio and low-income residents in HUD housing could benefit.

The White House calls it ConnectHome and San Antonio is one of 27 cities on the list to bridge the digital divide.   “The Internet is not a luxury, it’s a necessity,” President Obama told a high school crowd in Durant Oklahoma. “You cannot connect with today’s economy without access to the Internet.”

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