Unlimited internet to come to 7 communities by Nov. 1: Northwestel

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A Northwestel dish in Yellowknife. The company said it's written to the CRTC confirming that it intends to launch the unlimited internet packages for its residential and business clients in seven communities by Nov. 1.


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A Northwestel dish in Yellowknife. The company said it’s written to the CRTC confirming that it intends to launch the unlimited internet packages for its residential and business clients in seven communities by Nov. 1.

The North’s largest telecommunications provider says unlimited internet is coming to seven communities on Nov. 1, according to a press release Sunday.

Northwestel said it’s written to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) confirming that it intends to launch the unlimited internet packages for its residential and business clients in seven communities connected by cable and fibre internet.

Those communities are: 

  • Whitehorse
  • Carcross, Yukon
  • Yellowknife
  • Hay River, N.W.T.
  • Fort Smith, N.W.T.
  • Norman Wells, N.W.T.
  • Fort Nelson, B.C. 

Northwestel says it will implement necessary system changes “to permanently accommodate unlimited options in the coming months.”

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Northwestel says it will submit tariff applications to the CRTC with more information like rates

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The 2020 CRM Industry Leader Awards

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The Market

Grand View Research valued the global sales force automation market at $7.3 billion in 2019 and predicted it would reach $7.9 billion by the end of this year and $13.8 billion by 2027, growing at a compound annual rate of 8.3 percent.

It attributes much of the growth to the increasing adoption of cloud solutions, which held a 60 percent share of the market in 2019.

Solutions are being bolstered by the growing use of artificial intelligence, particularly for lead scoring and sales forecasting. Order and invoice management and opportunity management capabilities are also coming into high demand, as are mobile capabilities that cater to on-the-go and increasingly remote sales teams.

And while large enterprises still make up the majority of users (6o percent), small and midsize businesses are finally starting to invest in the technology, Grand View observes.

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Gov. Baker signs $1.8 billion information technology bill – News – Lexington Minuteman

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The state Legislature recently passed a bill authorizing up to $1.8 billion in spending for the improvement of information technology equipment and other capital projects in Massachusetts.

The legislation also authorizes funding for food security, law enforcement body cameras and investments in educational technologies in Massachusetts schools. The bill recently was signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker.

“This IT bond bill will allow us to find new ways to invest in underserved communities across the commonwealth, especially as we continue to confront the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Sen. Cindy Friedman, D-Arlington. “I’m particularly thrilled that this law authorizes funds I fought for to automate and expedite the sealing of criminal records, which is just one example of how our system can do a better job to remove the stigma of having a criminal record for individuals who are trying to move forward with their lives. Now more than ever, we

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Japanese SMEs Making Innovations In Power Technology

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It’s been over 200 years since Italian Alessandro Volta invented the battery, but his invention is still evolving as an integral part of human life. We use batteries to power phones, computers, cars and even planes, but batteries are still evolving as a power source. The ultimate aim is to produce a power source that is cheap, lightweight, safe and environmentally friendly, and a number of Japanese small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have made breakthroughs in power-related technology.

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Lithium-ion batteries are making a big contribution to creating a carbon-free society and are the energy solution of choice in modern appliances. They are lightweight and compact, and have a high storage capacity, which helps the utilization of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. When used in electric vehicles, they help reduce CO2 pollution. But all lithium-ion batteries must be made, tested and used with particular

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A major internet outage on Sunday took Hulu, Amazon, and 3.5% of the world’s internet traffic with it

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a hand holding a circuit board: BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 12: Close-up of cables and LED lights in a server center on January 12, 2018, in Berlin, Germany. Thomas Koehler/Photothek via Getty Images


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BERLIN, GERMANY – JANUARY 12: Close-up of cables and LED lights in a server center on January 12, 2018, in Berlin, Germany. Thomas Koehler/Photothek via Getty Images

  • A giant internet outage, due to an issue at major telecommunications company CenturyLink, wiped out 3.5% of global internet traffic on Sunday.
  • The outage affected web giants including Amazon and Hulu as well as individual internet users. 
  • The outage began at 6 a.m. Eastern and ended around 11 a.m. Eastern.
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CenturyLink, a major telecommunications company, experienced a giant outage on Sunday that impacted internet users across the US. The issue, which the company says has since been resolved, caused global internet traffic to drop 3.5%, according to the internet company Cloudflare. 

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The outage began at about 6 a.m. Eastern and affected individual users as well as internet-based services

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TRON and Band Protocol Form Strategic Partnership; Scalable Oracle Technology and Ecosystem Integrations Underway

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SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 31, 2020–

TRON, one of the largest blockchain-based operating systems in the world, has formed a strategic partnership and completed integrations with Band Protocol to bring secure and verified decentralized oracles to power its rapidly growing DeFi and decentralized application space. The announcement comes as TRON Founder and CEO of BitTorrent Justin Sun prepares to conduct an AMA at with Band Protocol CEO and Co-Founder Soravis Srinawakoon on Wednesday, September 2nd, 9:00 PM Pacific Time (PT).

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200831005363/en/

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Band and TRON are solving the blockchain scalability issue and have joined forces to bring high-throughput, customizable, and decentralized oracles for all TRON developers and various industry-leading DApps in the TRON ecosystem. Additionally, a TRC20 BAND token is being explored to be utilized in TRON DeFi DApps as a collateral asset, store of value, medium of exchange,

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McLeod School of Medical Technology holds graduation | Local News

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McLeod School of Medical Technology holds graduation

Victoria Meyers (from left), Katherine Lester, Ashleigh Todd, Sierra Lind and Caleb McClary are the 2020 graduates of the McLeod School of Medical Technology.




FLORENCE, S.C. – A graduation ceremony was held on Aug. 19 at McLeod Regional Medical Center for five graduates of the McLeod School of Medical Technology.

Celebrating their certificates of completion were Katherine Lester, Sierra Lind, Caleb McClary, Victoria Meyers and Ashleigh Todd.

In existence since 1977, the McLeod School of Medical Technology has graduated 196 students from the program.

A Medical Laboratory Scientist plays an important role in the prevention and diagnosis of diseases such as cancer and diabetes. They perform laboratory tests on specimens. In turn, these tests assist physicians in verifying the causes of illnesses, aid in making medical decisions and in determining treatment options for their patients.

“This has been a very challenging but highly rewarding year for

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Onduo’s New Prospective Study Published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research Highlights the Benefit of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems (CGMs) and Their Proactive Virtual Diabetes Clinic

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BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This week, Onduo released a whitepaper on the use of continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMs) for type 2 diabetes care as part of a whole person health approach that supports people between visits with their primary care providers (PCPs). In the paper, Onduo spotlights its proactive virtual care model and tiered intervention capability to match people with the most appropriate care pathways. According to the company’s most recently published clinical results, a virtual care model that integrates the use of CGMs for people with the highest risk can help them achieve meaningful clinical outcomes. The company’s latest publication of its first prospective, single-arm trial in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR)1 adds to the growing evidence supporting CGM use in the Onduo virtual care model.

“Onduo focuses on what happens at home to provide guideposts and direction. We use a digital footprint – including sensing

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Shell, DJI Partner to Innovate Drone Technology for the Energy Industry

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DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has revealed on Aug. 31 a solution development partnership with Shell Oil Co. to create, test and deploy DJI drone technology at its Deer Park manufacturing complex to improve efficiency and worker safety during industrial inspections and emergency incident response.

“As one of the world’s largest energy companies, Shell has provided us with valuable insight into the unique challenges of conducting aerial inspections at one of its largest facilities where infrastructure exceeds the height of 250 feet off the ground,” Cynthia Huang, director of business development at DJI, said. “Through our collaboration, DJI will receive valuable first-hand insight into the complexities of deploying drone technology at a world-class refinery, and co-develop new product features like AI Spot-Check that will allow Shell and other innovative energy companies to use drones to safely and easily conduct required inspections of critical infrastructure.”

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Cloud technology great for security but poses systemic risks, according to new report

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Although nearly 30 years old, cloud computing is still a “new” technology for most organizations. The cloud promises to reduce costs and increase efficiencies through storage and management of large repositories of data and systems that are theoretically cheaper to maintain and easier to protect.

Given the growing rush by organizations to move to the cloud, it’s no surprise that some policymakers in Washington are calling for regulation of this disruptive technology. Last year, Representative Katie Porter (D-CA) and Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), urged the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) to consider cloud services as essential elements of the modern banking system and subject them to an enforced regulatory regime. Their calls for this kind of oversight came in the wake of a major data breach of Capital One in which an employee of the financial institution was able to steal more than 100 million customer credit applications by exploiting a

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