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An end–to–end connection is where the application functions at the end point of a communication system instead of through intermediaries such as servers. For example, the video conferencing application runs off of the individual users’ personal computers and not a network server. See Moors (2002).
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RenWeb, a FACTS company and the leader in school management solutions for K-12 private schools, has acquired Dynamic Internet Applications (DIA), a leading provider of online website and fundraising tools for schools, churches, and nonprofits.
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There are a number of significant challenges for developing future broadband applications in addition to the lack of broadband availability and adoption. These are largely problems of global network architecture and design, but they are also problems focused in low–income urban and rural areas where residents are unfamiliar with technology and do not necessarily see its relevance to their daily lives. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all challenges but a beginning point for further discussion. Significant challenges to developing broadband applications include:
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The fundamental requirement for pervasive computing is ample bandwidth for connecting multiple devices simultaneously. Numerous devices communicating with each other and central servers utilizing the Internet requires an abundant supply of bandwidth to ensure the network is robust enough to handle various levels of concurrent traffic. Without ubiquitous broadband, the applications described will not be feasible.
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Bandwidth–heavy applications in the near future, much like those available today, will involve transferring high–resolution images and videos to multiple users. Application ideas from the previously mentioned, ongoing project sponsored by Google confirm this trend. One application utilizes live streaming video of government workers’ daily activities to increase transparency of local governments. Another proposes remote–controlled housekeeping robots that enable people to clean their living rooms while they are at work (Google Moderator, n.d.). This type of application relies on the concept of pervasive computing or “the Internet of Things,” a term first coined by Mark Weiser (Mattern and Floerkemeier, 2010; Obaidat and Woungang, 2011). Pervasive computing refers to the introduction of many embedded and mobile devices that are interconnected to provide improved quality of life through computing technologies. Pervasive computing can relate to any of the application areas described above with particular impact on the future of healthcare and education.
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The amount of data a commercial enterprise can generate is almost inconceivable. Walmart’s transaction databases alone are reportedly 2.5 petabytes (Bettino, 2012). To put that in perspective, it would take about 604 years to download that much data over a four Mbps connection. The ability to analyze and interpret big data and the potential cost savings of utilizing cloud computing are two large reasons that availability of broadband is tied to economic development. The future broadband applications covered in the next section only will add to the amount of data being transmitted over broadband Internet and the need to share that data quickly.