Article: Eau Claire County, Wis., to Test Free Starlink Internet

BTS, Open Infrastructure, Spectrum

Eau Claire County, Wis., to Test Free Starlink Internet

Eau Claire County, Wis., has selected 50 participants who will receive a year of free Internet as part of a pilot project. The pilot focuses on unserved businesses and households in rural parts of southeastern Eau Claire County. It is operated by SpaceX Starlink and costs $85,000 total.

As part of paying for the project, the local community needed to raise $30,000 and has successfully done so, according to Supervisor Don Mowry, chair of the county Broadband Committee, which met Thursday. Funding was covered in part by three health care providers that have partnered with the county on this project: Marshfield Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System and Hospital Sisters Health System.

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Article: India Emerges As Fastest Growing Country In World By Open Source Contribution

Code, Open Software

India Emerges As Fastest Growing Country In World By Open Source Contribution

GitHub has announced new programs for developers, students and startups in India at the GitHub Satellite India virtual event, kicking off today, attracting participants and speakers from across the country. The two-day virtual conference celebrates India’s vibrant developer community and innovative open source projects, with hands-on workshops and expert sessions.

India is home to GitHub’s third-largest community of developers and since GitHub officially launched its operations in India in February last year, the company has witnessed phenomenal growth in the country.

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Article: India emerges as the fastest growing country in the world by open source contribution

Code, Open Software, Open Source

India emerges as the fastest growing country in the world by open source contribution

GitHub has announced new programs for developers, students and startups in India at the GitHub Satellite India virtual event, kicking off today, attracting participants and speakers from across the country. The two-day virtual conference celebrates India’s vibrant developer community and innovative open source projects, with hands-on workshops and expert sessions.

India is home to GitHub’s third largest community of developers and since GitHub officially launched its operations in India in February last year, the company has witnessed phenomenal growth in the country. Over 1.8 million new developers have joined GitHub in India over the past year with the community in India now totalling 5.8 million developers.

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