The New York Times reported that Dr. Ed Guy and Chris Celiberti have joined the Advisory Board of IGEN. As advisors they will support IGEN Networks' commitment to becoming a world leader in rural broadband communications.
IGEN Networks provides high-speed Internet, Phone and Data services to rural communities in trade areas up to a radius of 30 miles from the main broadband connections. IGEN's licensed technology, developed by Machlink, uses near line-of-sight radio in the UHF band to deliver signals from the Company's radio masts to customer premises. The market for high-speed Internet has been proven as an essential part of education, social interaction, the delivery of goods and services (including government goods and services) and financial matters. It has become an essential part of the fabric of life for most Countries. The Company will compete on the basis of superior quality of service and superior technology in these mostly rural areas.
Chairman of the Board, Robert Nealon states "As developed markets all over the world approach saturation, IGEN has begun to consider "the next billion" users. These are the rural populations living beyond the reach of traditional communications networks of any kind. IGEN has considered the infrastructural challenges in the rural areas and has assembled the team and technology to bring an affordable solution to the underserved rural populations."
American Teens Say Texting is Favorite Way to Communicate
Last week, using its SMS text-messaging service, ChaCha asked nearly 1500 teen and young adult users: "What's your favorite way to communicate?" Their answers showed over two thirds of the time their preference was to text.
This data from a user group community of teens using cell phones is correlated by the findings by Pew Research Center (see http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/14--Teens-and-Mobile-Phones-Data-Memo.aspx )
American safety advocates, concerned about the dangers of texting while driving, have enjoyed a boost from an unlikely source: the chief constable of Gwent, a small county in southeast Wales.
The Gwent Police Department produced a film on the subject to be shown in Welsh schools this fall. And with zero promotion by the police, a gory, explicit four-minute excerpt from the film went viral and has been viewed more than four million times on YouTube and other sites.
An Article by the British Columbia, Canada. Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
March 04, 2010, 6:33AM
TRENTON -- Police in New Jersey might have to note whether a driver was distracted before having an accident.