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Telecom and Consumer Pioneer Mary Gardner Jones Dies; Founded Alliance for Public Technology

WASHINGTON, January 5, 2010 - Mary Gardiner Jones, the first female Federal Trade Commissioner and co-founder of the Alliance for Public Technology, died on December 23, 2009, APT announced Tuesday. “Mary Gardiner Jones not only tore down walls that kept women out of positions of power and influence - she smashed them to smithereens.” That was how former Labor Secretary Robert Reich described the career of Gardiner Jones. She advocated for increased consumer protections and women's rights. Keep Reading

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Launch of National Broadband Research Center Puts Focus on Adoption, Not Access

WASHINGTON, November 23, 2009 – Declaring that its prior mission had been accomplished, on Thursday the Alliance for Public Technology rebranded itself as the National Broadband Research Center, a new organization charged with carrying the banner for broadband adoption. When the Alliance for Public Technology was founded twenty years ago, its members saw themselves as leaders in the call for equal access to technology. Now, “the goal of universal access is not really new,” said Kenneth Peres, president of the board of directors, and an economist for the Communications Workers of America. Keep Reading

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