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T‑Mobile Bets Big on Brick and Mortar

As T‑Mobile focuses on opening new retail stores every month of 2021, hundreds of which will be in smaller markets and rural areas, more of America’s underserved communities are touting the benefits of fast and reliable 5G coverage, increased competition
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By Shawna Ryan

Jon Freier may be known for playing a very big role at T-Mobile as the company’s EVP of Consumer Markets, but ask him what has motivated him to succeed in his field and he’ll tell you it’s his very small-town upbringing.

Is Your Town Ready for the Selfie of a Lifetime? T‑Mobile Unveils Hometown Techover Contest

One town. One pic. One MAJOR upgrade. T‑Mobile is going Un‑carrier on one lucky small town with a tech upgrade valued at $3 million.
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What’s the news: T-Mobile is offering one lucky town the makeover of their dreams with a tech upgrade valued at $3 million.

Why it matters: This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for one small town to get a multi-million-dollar Techover and take center stage as the belle of the 5G ball.  

Who it’s for: Anybody who loves their hometown, wants to brag about it and wants to make every other town jealous! If your hometown has a population of 50,000 or less, get to entering at
T-MobileHometownTechover.com.

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What’s the news: T-Mobile is offering one lucky town the makeover of their dreams with a tech upgrade valued at $3 million.

Why it matters: This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for one small town to get a multi-million-dollar Techover and take center stage as the belle of the 5G ball.  

Who it’s for: Anybody who loves their hometown, wants to brag about it and wants to make every other town jealous! If your hometown has a population of 50,000 or less, get to entering at
T-MobileHometownTechover.com.

Land Betterment Corporation to Acquire Control of Shutdown Elementary School to Repurpose into an Ag-Tech Center

Willard Elementary School in eastern Kentucky acquired to repurpose in an Ag-Tech center bringing innovation to the Appalachia region
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FISHERS, Ind., April 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining and industrial sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, today announced the Company has successfully bid to acquire control of a shutdown elementary school in Perry County Kentucky.  Land Betterment has plans to renovate and repurpose the school and surrounding property into an ag-tech center to focus on vertical and greenhouse farming.  

Engaging for Engineering Advancement in America's HBCUs

By Dr. Doug Baney | Corporate Director of Education
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Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) play an essential role in higher education for African American engineering students in the United States. The Higher Education Act of 1965 defined HBCUs and their principal mission for the education of Black Americans. According to the National Center for Education Statistics1, there are approximately 300,000 HBCU students, with African American students comprising 76% of enrollment.

Arrow Electronics Wins Communitas Award for DigiTruck Project

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DENVER, Colo., March 31, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics has received a 2021 Communitas Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility for its DigiTruck project, a fleet of mobile, solar-powered technology classrooms and enterprise incubators designed to address the digital divide in sub-Saharan Africa. 

WSP USA to Help Deliver Landmark Confluence-1 Fiberoptic System

Ultra-high capacity undersea telecommunications network the first to link critical communications hubs along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard between New York and Miami.
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NEW YORK, March 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ — The recently finalized partnership of Confluence Networks, LLC and MasTec, Inc. has selected WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services firm, to assist in completing its Confluence-1 fiberoptic cable system.

CLP Ensures Cyber Security Governance “Stays Patched” for Global Cyber Risks

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As an energy provider highly dependent on technology, the CLP Group has always recognised the need to be cyber resilient. With cyber security continuing to be one of its top-tier risks for risk management, the Group’s latest Sustainability Report highlights its efforts in reinforcing its cyber security governance to safeguard its operational integrity and collected personal data amidst surging cyber threats on industries across the globe.

Comcast Commits to Investing $1 Billion Over Next 10 Years To Reach 50 Million Low-Income Americans With Tools and Resources To Succeed in Digital World

Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program Has Now Connected More Than 10 Million People Over the Past 10 Years
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PHILADELPHIA, March 24, 2021, /3BL Media/ - On the 10th anniversary of its Internet Essentials program, Comcast today announced it would invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to help further close the digital divide and give even more low-income Americans the tools and resources they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world.

Investments in Digitalisation Increase CLP's Resilience to Unprecedented Challenges

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Staying ahead on digitalisation and innovation has been a priority of the CLP Group in order to meet the fast-evolving needs of energy users. In its latest Sustainability Report, CLP highlighted the important role of technologies in strengthening the Group’s business and operational resilience amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Smarter Farming With Ravensdown and ThinkPads in the (Literal) Field

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Planes, drones, complex data capture and intelligence-led recommendations. What might sound like a military operation is now an accurate description of modern farming, thanks to advances in smart technology.

Agritech and the adoption of smart tech on farms around New Zealand is helping farmers achieve a host of benefits: higher crop yield, fewer pesticides, less nutrient run-off and greater sustainability – to name a few.

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