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NBN Co is set to make major changes to its user-pays upgrade scheme, removing application fees and providing “instant online quotes”. The network builder’s new corporate plan reveals that the Technology Choice program is set to be revamped, now that the government will pay for many fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) to full fibre upgrades – one of …

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services announced that the state has secured agreements from nearly all of the state’s health insurers to waive all out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 testing and treatments through the end of 2020, including copays, deductibles, and coinsurance. These agreements cover more than …

Boardmaker is an online platform that provides for individual picture symbols, such as American Sign Language symbols. “The NCSD Foundation is very excited about being able to donate this money to the school,” Kirksey said. “The foundation and our fundraiser is mostly the golf tournament that we have every year in October, and we’re able …

The smiling faces of pregnant federal MPs Marielle Smith, Alicia Payne and Anika Wells while they Facetimed colleague Kate Thwaites – who is also pregnant – during the last sitting week in Canberra was heartwarming. Their presence, online connection and camaraderie sends a strong message about how our federal parliament is changing. The four MPs …

ICICI Bank said that the use of innovative technology helps farmers with existing credit to enhance their eligibility. (Bloomberg image) In a major step towards providing hassle-free loans to farmers, ICICI Bank today said that it is using satellite images to assess credit worthiness of farmers. The bank added that the use of innovative technology …

Virtual learning has become a must as school districts come up with plans to battle the current pandemic. However, some districts are more tech savvy than others, and that’s proving a challenge for remote learners. Local school districts are not only navigating an ever-changing pandemic, but also a learning curve when it comes to families …

Chimpanzees make these puncturing tools to access underground nests. Credit: Crickette Sanz Researchers, who remotely videotaped a generation of wild chimpanzees learning to use tools, gain insights into how technology came to define human culture. Using the now-ubiquitous manmade technology of motion-activated cameras, researchers who remotely watched 25 immature chimpanzees grow up have documented how …

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WWTI) — The National Weather Service is looking for feedback for major changes in wording and terms used in the Watch, Warning and Advisory system. NWS is looking to change the alert “small craft advisory” to “small craft warning,” to allow nearby residents to prepare and limit confusion. According to NWS, the terms …

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News is participating in a pilot program to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) and public health information to residents. Announced by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Health Equity Working Group Monday, the Health Equity Pilot Program is a state-local partnership created to increase equitable access …

LA PLATA, Md. – Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is launching new technology initiatives to support enhanced student and staff access to distance learning. The initiatives will support distance-learning plans for the 2020-21 school year, and beyond. Through funding CCPS received from a CARES Act technology grant, the school system will provide …