Holyoke: A Massachusetts Municipal Light Plant Seizes Internet Access Business Opportunities

Holyoke Gas & Electric’s telecom division provides high-speed Internet access to local businesses and public agencies, bringing in revenue and profits while aiding in local economic development and saving the municipality more than $300,000 a year. At the same time, it has expanded to other lines of business and serves three communities outside Holyoke which need its help. HG&E Telecom’s success in a competitive environment suggests opportunities for other municipal light plants in Massachusetts and other states.

8 Jul 2015

Jun 23 2015 12:00pm to Jun 23 2015 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Toward Critical Feminist Technology Studies of Youth Safety: Problematizing Dominant Digital Approaches to Sexual Exploitation of Children Online

Mitali Thakor, PhD student in MIT's HASTS program

In this talk, Mitali Thakor will discuss my ethnographic fieldwork on new digital approaches to addressing child exploitation online, such as the use of avatars and image detection software.