The City of Harrisonburg is seeking input from citizens as they plan to redesign the harrisonburgva.gov website. The City Manager’s Office announced a call for feedback Tuesday morning: The last major design effort for the site was done in 2005. “The internet is a fast moving space,” said Public Information Officer Miriam Dickler. “What was cutting [...]
Press Release from the JMU IEEE Computer Society: 19-year old JMU IEEE Computer Society member Matt Jeanes first came to JMU from Fairfax, VA as a freshman Computer Science major in 2009. Jeanes and a friend started using the HDPT buses to get across campus to eat at the new East Campus Dining Hall daily.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte said Tuesday that he believes Congress, and not the FCC, should have purview over the future of net neutrality. In December, following a conflict between Netflix’s content delivery network and Comcast, the FCC voted for what some described as “toothless” net neutrality rules. The new rules forbid ISPs like Comcast from preventing [...]
Immerge Technologies, located in downtown Harrisonburg, is splitting its web design and software development divisions. The web division has been acquired by McClung Companies of Waynesboro
Rep. Bob Goodlatte is one of two congressional Republicans and eight Democrats sponsoring a bill that they say “focuses on trade barriers and restrictive technology standards that threaten the free flow of information and undermine global trade.” The bill, introduced in the House Thursday, addresses foreign governments such as China or Iran that “place onerous [...]
Harrisonburg-based tech company ValleyApps today announced a promotional program that offers Virginia schools a chance to win a free IT migration to Google Apps.
Harrisonburg is in competition with a myriad of cities across the country for Google’s attention. Earlier this month, the tech giant announced plans “to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States.” City officials want Harrisonburg to be the epicenter of those 1 gigabit-per-second fiber [...]
You’ve seen the Verizon ads mocking AT&T’s 3G coverage map. AT&T is working to change that image. Last week, AT&T announced a $19 billion investment plan for Virginia (story via WSVA). The telecom giant announced “the addition of nearly 70 cell sites and the upgrade of more than 200 additional cell sites to 3G.”
Are local governments doing a good job making the information you have a right to know publicly available on their websites? According to Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, “Localities in Virginia were generally dismal in their efforts at online financial transparency.” How do Harrisonburg and Rockingham County compare to other local governments when it [...]