Home Cuba launches mobile internet ¿Qué apagados de red nos esperan en 2021? Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 JUL 2018 Diana Goovaerts Previous ArticleKKR buys into AppLovinNext ArticleXiaomi teases Android One smartphone duo Author Related Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Verizon 3G shutdown chugs along Vietnam to halt import, production of 2G, 3G handsets 3Gmobile internet Employees at state-run news agencies and embassies in Cuba were among the first to gain access to the internet on their mobile devices, as the country moves ahead with a campaign to make the service available to all subscribers by the end of 2018.Reuters reported the shift marks a stark turnaround from Cuba’s historic practice of severely limiting internet access across the country. However, it noted users will be limited to 3G service and may not necessarily be able to afford access even once it’s widely available.Incumbent operator ETECSA is yet to release a cost schedule for consumers, but Reuters reported it is currently charging embassies and select companies $45 per month for 4GB of data. The average state wage is $30 per month, the outlet added.Nationwide In December 2017, ETECSA president Mayra Arevich Marin said in an interview with YouTube channel CubaHoy the country is aiming to extend internet service to all 5 million mobile phone users by the end of this year.She added the country was also piloting a mobile banking programme which would allow residents to pay for telephone, electricity and water servicesBoth Marin and new Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel said the increase in connectivity on the island will be a boon for the people and the country’s economy. Devices
Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott and iFundWomen, a crowdfunding platform for women-led startups and small businesses, announced today the launch of iFundWomen Vermont(link is external),(link is external) a statewide initiative to drive funding to early-stage entrepreneurs. Women-owned businesses have the potential to play a much bigger role in Vermont’s economic development. According to recent data collected by Change the Story, the number of women-owned businesses in Vermont is growing, and between 2012-2017, they grew at twice the rate of male-owned businesses to more than 20,000 without employees. If just 25 percent of these women-owned businesses without employees hired one worker, it would result in more than 5,000 new jobs for Vermont.Access to capital is only one of the obstacles women face while building and growing their businesses. In 2017, female founders got just two percent of all venture capital dollars. Some find creative funding solutions from friends, family, grants and small business loans. But these business owners need more access to capital to help them successfully grow, create jobs and further strengthen Vermont’s economy.”iFundWomen Vermont will give our female entrepreneurs another source of capital and help close the funding gap, supporting these entrepreneurs, companies, and our economy,” said Governor Scott. “We need to do more to help small businesses grow and supporting women-owned businesses is an important area of focus.”Applicants chosen to participate in the cohort will have the option to start their crowdfunding campaigns immediately and will have access to one-on-one business and crowdfunding coaching, as well as video production services to help them pitch their concepts and tell their stories. Campaigns that are fully funded by March 31, 2019 will be eligible to participate in the first-ever iFundWomen Vermont Pitch Competition in April, showcasing the top companies in the cohort and giving them the opportunity to raise even more startup capital.“Vermont has tens of thousands of women-led companies who are under-banked. It’s difficult for early-stage startups to get approved for loans or to raise venture capital, so up until now, there have been limited options for women to get the funding needed to prove their business concepts out. iFundWomen Vermont changes that instantly,” said Karen Cahn, Founder and CEO of iFundWomen. “The fact that Governor Scott jumped on board immediately to launch this cohort says a ton about his commitment to the women entrepreneurs in Vermont.”“Communities thrive when people invest in each other.” said Louisa Schibli, Co-Founder of Milk Money Vermont, an equity crowdfunding platform connecting Vermont businesses to local capital, and an iFundWomen Vermont Partner. “I’m excited there’s another way for our female entrepreneurs to access that early stage ‘neighborly’ capital to grow their companies while creating more employment opportunities for all Vermonters.”All women-led businesses in Vermont can apply here(link is external) for the inaugural cohort, sponsored in part by Milk Money, Vermont Works and The Vermont Women’s Fund. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. About iFundWomeniFundWomen(link is external) is the leading fundraising ecosystem for women-led startups and small businesses. iFundWomen’s mission is to increase access to capital for female entrepreneurs, empowering women to start and grow better businesses. iFundWomen drives funding to startups and small businesses through a flexible crowdfunding platform with a pay-it-forward model, expert startup coaching, professional video production, and a private community for our entrepreneurs. iFundWomen is changing the business of how businesses launch.Source: Governor 9.7.2018
Courtesy/LAHSLAHS News:This week Los Alamos will don green and gold to celebrate Homecoming 2019.“It’s that time of the year when everyone is a Topper,” said Jonathan Lathrop, co-sponsor of the Los Alamos High School Student Council. “Our Student Leadership team has been very busy planning a lot of activities to celebrate this tradition.”The week begins Monday, Sept. 16 with the Billy Bob Volleyball game. Senior boys play volleyball while members of the LAHS Volleyball team act as coaches and referees. The game begins at 6 p.m. in Griffith Gymnasium.It’s just the opposite on Wednesday as Senior girls play football while members of the football team step in to coach and referee. The Powder Puff football game starts at 6. P.m. at Sullivan Field.The Topper student bonfire is scheduled for Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Sullivan Field parking lot after the Girls Soccer game against the Santa Fe Demons.“We’re crossing our fingers that it won’t rain! It’s been two years since our last bonfire, and LAHS students are excited to revive this tradition,” Student Body President Emily Holmes said.Members of the LAHS cheerleading squad and the Topper band will pump up the Homecoming spirit.Los Alamos will be alive with floats, the LAHS Marching Band, and Topper pride Friday as the Homecoming Parade heads down Central Avenue starting at 2:30 pm.This year’s theme is “Box the Bengals”.Brad Parker will serve as the Grand Marshal this year.Parade participants can find the parade application form at https://sites.google.com/laschools.net/homecoming-2019/home. Forms are due to Diana Bequette, the LAHS Bookkeeper, by 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18.Friday night, the LAHS Topper varsity football team will take on the Gallup Bengals at 7 p.m. at Sullivan Field. High School students and staff get into the game free with their school ID. Game tickets for community members are $5 and may be purchased in advance at https://lahstoppers.com/topper-event-tickets/.The LAHS Topper Band will perform at halftime followed by the crowning of this year’s Homecoming King & Queen.The Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday in the lobby of Duane Smith Auditorium. Tickets will be on sale for $25 per person at the door or in the Athletic office beforehand, preferably. Lunch will be catered by Pig + Fig.This year’s inductees include:Bruce Cottrell;Kris Monaghan;Ann Cernicek;Molly Cernicek;Aubrey Jones-Woahn;Eddie Sanchez; andSec Sandoval.The Homecoming festivities will wrap up with the Homecoming dance 8-11 p.m. Saturday at the high school.“Student Leaders are getting very creative with the decorations to make sure Toppers have a night to remember at the GLOcoming dance,” said Lynn Ovaska, co-sponsor of the Los Alamos High School Student Council. The dance will be Meow Wolf-themed with many glow-in-the-dark elements. Community members are invited to donate Meow Wolf type of decorations this week.Students can purchase dance tickets in A-Wing Lobby or online at https://gofan.co/app/events/68162 until Thursday, Sept. 19. No tickets will be sold Friday or at the door Saturday.For more information about Homecoming 2019, check out https://sites.google.com/laschools.net/homecoming-2019/home.
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