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Many U.S. rural towns find economic development challenging, but West Virginia University started a mobile application pilot project that might help these small towns with their path to long-term sustainability. Mobile Main Street, a free open-source community mobile publishing tool developed by WVU students, is helping merchants and other attractions in Tucker County, WV, utilize [...]
As Americans go mobile, we’re doing everything on the go, including making donations. This month’s Policy Point takes a look at how nonprofit organizations are using text messages to garner donations using short codes, which also attracts younger donors. For nonprofits that are interested in a mobile campaign, CTIA offers best practices to make the [...]
American Red Cross Chief Information Officer John Crary discusses how the nonprofit organization is using mobile to better respond daily and in emergency situations to those in need as well as to broadcast important safety information. Since wireless technology is something that most Americans are used to relying on, Crary says it’s important the Red [...]
One day, Allison Motto’s husband suddenly went into cardiac arrest. Using her cellphone, Allison called 911 and with instructions from the dispatcher, timed 100 chest compressions to keep her husband’s blood pumping until the emergency personnel arrived. Thanks to Allison’s quick actions and cellphone, she saved her husband’s life and prevented brain damage.
CTIA’s Vice President of External and State Affairs Jamie Hastings talks about its Green Working Group, which establishes the wireless industry’s sustainability initiatives. Besides the postpaid, or contract, handset packaging, the Green Working Group is committed to continued consumer education. As CTIA and its member companies have noted, everyone, including consumers, play an important role [...]
Green Power Management Solutions’ Mike Lee discusses the Remote Monitoring and Communication Platform, which utilizes both solar panels and a wind generator to power wireless telecommunications. Deployed during emergency situations, these wireless telecommunications units use sustainable energy to keep relief workers and affected citizens connected.
CTIA’s Green Working Group created a set of industry benchmarks, including an initiative to make postpaid, or contract, handset packaging more sustainable. This means the participating wireless companies will eliminate plastics and trays from postpaid wireless device packaging, label all packaging with internationally recognized symbols to facilitate recycling and use less volatile organic compounds. For [...]
CTIA’s Assistant Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Brian Josef explains the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) program, a national emergency alert system that sends free, concise, text-like messages to users’ WEA-capable mobile devices. Unlike text messages, WEA are location aware so the messages are sent only to those individuals within the targeted area. Wireless providers representing [...]