EPB partnership connects 6,800 Hamilton County Schools students with free internet

Estelle Sidler

A new initiative to provide free internet connections for all students receiving free or reduced lunches in Hamilton County has already connected more 4,400 local households since the program was announced in late July, extending free broadband connections to more than 6,800 low- and moderate-income students in the Chattanooga area.

EPB President David Wade told directors of the Electric Power Board Friday that crews from EPB Fiber Optics are working to connect the internet service to households as part of the new HCS Ed Connect program.

“We’re seeing a big impact already on the number of students who have Internet access that didn’t have access before,” Wade said. “I know that we would like to be faster than that, but we are moving along at a good clip.”

Wade said he expects it will take several months to connect most of the 28,500 students in Hamilton County schools that qualify

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Korean woman impressed with free Internet services in Vietnam

Estelle Sidler

On Youtube, Kim Hye Ri, a former student at the Vietnamese studies faculty, Korea University of Foreign Languages said that she used to think South Korea was paradise for Internet and wifi, but she changed her thinking after a visit to Vietnam.

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Korean woman impressed with free Internet services in Vietnam

If anyone has a chance to go abroad, they will realize that there free wifi is not everywhere. In Vietnam, coffee shops, even sidewalk iced tea shops have free wifi. If a store does not have free wifi, most customers will not come back. When entering restaurants, cafes, the first question customers often ask is not about the menu, but “What is the wifi password?”

Almost all tourist destinations offer free wifi. Even crowded places in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and big cities have free public wifi stations like the FreeWi-Fi service offered by the Hanoi People’s Committee around Hoan Kiem lake. To connect

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How to find out how fast your internet is using a free and accurate Google speed test

Estelle Sidler

a hand holding a cellphone in front of a laptop: It should only take a few moments to figure out how fast your internet is. Kittichai Boonpong;EyeEm/Getty Images

© Kittichai Boonpong;EyeEm/Getty Images
It should only take a few moments to figure out how fast your internet is. Kittichai Boonpong;EyeEm/Getty Images

  • You can see how fast your internet is by running a test that’s provided by Google, though your internet speed will vary based on several factors.
  • This Google test will measure your internet speed in megabits per second, or Mbps — the FCC’s standard for fast internet is 25 Mbps for downloads.
  • Your connection’s “Latency,” which is measured in milliseconds, will be measured as well.
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If you’re looking to change your internet provider, or are considering increasing your internet speed, it’s always a good idea to know where you currently stand. That way, you’ll be able to better understand what you want and need from a new internet plan.


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Google offers a simple and fast tool for

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Website Builder | Create Your Own Website for FREE

Estelle Sidler

Third-party logos and marks are registered trademarks of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

* The Free Website service is a free version of the Websites + Marketing service and will renew on a monthly basis without charging you. Not all features available in the Websites + Marketing service are included in the Free Website service. Should you choose to add additional Websites + Marketing features or services to your Free Website service it will convert to a paid plan which will automatically renew at the then-current renewal price with no further action from you, until cancelled. You may cancel the automatic renewal of the free service or the converted paid plan at any time by visiting your account and turning off the auto-renewal feature (“cancel renewal”), or by contacting customer service. If you choose to cancel Free Website service, any content or data you have entered into the service

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Watch & Download Free HD Latest Tamil Dubbed Movies

Estelle Sidler

Amid the paramount stress that you often find yourselves in, it is necessary to take a breather and break away from the heavy workload. And what could provide more relief than watching movies? Movies not only take your mind away from all the tension but also help you spend some time in your fantasy land. Whether alone or with family or friends, movies can make you laugh, cry or, even ponder like no other.

Sometimes, we find little time to catch up with movies, and even less time to visit a cinema hall. In that case, the various sites on Torrent can help us immensely. They help you to browse through their diversified section of movies and download according to your preferences. Not only movies, but you can also download TV series, songs, and even games. The distinct lack of ads is bound to put a smile on your face.

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Free Online Computer Courses for Adults

Estelle Sidler

Whether you are new to the computer or just want to brush up on your skills, you can find free computer classes online to meet your needs. Through them, you can work through tutorials, which is a great way to practice computer skills you can use every day at home or at work.

Entry-Level Computer Classes

  • GCFLearnFree: This treasure trove of free classes is designed for all computer owners, whether you’re a PC, Mac, or Linux fan. Free classes cover email, internet browsing, and Mac and Windows basics. For more advanced users, there are free classes in social media, cloud storage, image editing, and mobile devices that bring you up to date with the most recent hardware and software.
  • Alison: “ALISON ABC IT” is a free online information technology course that teaches everyday computing as it relates to work and life. The course focuses on Microsoft Office applications and
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Antivirus Software Free Download 2020

Estelle Sidler

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    The sandbox is a virtual operating panel that stores all harmful programs on your computer. This ensures that all malicious software and viruses are restricted from causing harm and threat to your device.

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    Our download provides you with free antivirus protection that is stronger than most expensive security solutions out there.

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    DriveInfo Gadget Review – A Free System Monitoring Tool

    Estelle Sidler

    Microsoft discontinued all desktop gadgets for Windows Vista and Windows 7 due to serious vulnerabilities. We recommend following Microsoft’s guidance and NOT using any desktop gadgets.

    The DriveInfo gadget is one of our favorite system utility gadgets for Windows. There are plenty of useful options including several background and icon choices, but overall it’s still an easy to use Windows gadget.

    The DriveInfo gadget displays the remaining free space on your hard drive(s) in both percentage and GB format. There’s even a handy progress-type bar that graphically displays used disk space.

    Pros & Cons

    Aside from missing a small option, DriveInfo is a must-have system utility gadget:

    What We Like

    • Isn’t confusing to use

    • Very simple to read

    • Contains several background and icon choices

    • Several options provide flexibility in drives displayed

    • Doubles as a drive shortcut list

    • Can display more than one drive at once

    More Information on the DriveInfo

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    HTC has launched a free VR rival for Zoom and Teams

    Estelle Sidler

    Companies all over the world have resorted to video conferencing software such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams as a means of holding meetings during the coronavirus outbreak, but interacting with colleagues has proven somewhat difficult behind a webcam.

    Therefore, HTC has announced that the beta version of its remote collaboration and meeting platform for VR, VIVE Sync, will be available free of charge to companies and remote employees during the pandemic.

    VIVE Sync, from first-party developer 2 Bears Studio and HTC, supports up to 30 participants simultaneously and provides full body tracking so that participants’ personally created avatars can communicate with their own body language.

    • HTC VIVE unveils new VR headset bundles for businesses
    • How VR and eye tracking can help you understand your customers
    • VR is the future of remote working

    The platform also supports Tobii eye tracking, which is embedded in headsets like the VIVE Pro Eye, for

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    Watch Inspector Gadget – Free TV Series Full Seasons Online

    Estelle Sidler

    S01:E01 – Monster Lake

    Gadget saves a scientist from Dr. Claw.

    S01:E02 – Down On The Farm

    Gadget seeks lost explorers in Malaysia.

    S01:E03 – Gadget At The Circus

    M.A.D. tries to destroy a circus.

    S01:E04 – The Amazon

    Dr. Claw tries to kidnap Professor Von Slicksfein.

    S01:E05 – Health Spa

    Gadget vacations at a health spa.

    S01:E06 – The Boat

    A jewelry heist on a luxury liner.

    S01:E07 – Haunted Castle

    A crime fighter’s convention.

    S01:E08 – Race To The Finish

    Dr. Claw plans to win a million-dollar prize.

    S01:E09 – The Ruby

    Dr. Claw steals the ruby of India.

    S01:E10 – A Star Is Lost

    Gadget guards a famous rock star.

    S01:E11 – All That Glitters

    Gadget and Penny uncover a gold temple.

    S01:E12 – Movie Set

    Gadget protects military secrets.

    S01:E13 – Amusement Park

    A bomb is hidden in an amusement park.

    S01:E14 – Art Heist


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