Deadline extended for LPSS families to register for in-home internet assistance program | Education

Disadvantaged families in need of internet have a few extra weeks to apply for a new free in-home internet assistance program launched as a partnership between the Lafayette Parish School System and Love Our Schools partners.

The deadline, originally set for Oct. 30, was extended to Nov. 24, the last day before students break for the Thanksgiving holiday, LPSS spokesperson Allison Dickerson said.

Dickerson estimated around 700 applications were received by Oct. 30, and Todd Mouton, executive director of the Pugh Family Foundation, said as of Friday there were 827 applications from 662 unique households. That’s around 12% of students initially believed to be without internet access from a May survey.

In a new survey included in students’ handbooks, 1,666 respondents have so far said they lack home internet

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Canada Wants Netflix, Disney+ To Provide Financial Assistance To Local Film, TV Content

KEY POINTS

  • The Canadian government is rolling out a new set of rules to regulate streaming services
  • The new amendments will force video streaming giants to provide financial assitance to Canada’s local content
  • The rules will also apply to music streaming services  

Canada is set to bring a change in its broadcasting legislation to impose regulation on streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime, and many more, and forcing them to provide some financial assistance to the local Canadian TV shows and movies.

The new amendments to the Broadcasting Act will establish a new “online company” category that will give the government all the power to regulate all the giant names in the streaming market, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The amendments will also force the streaming giants to subsidize the development, production, and distribution of local entertainment and cultural content on their respective platforms.

Speaking about the new set

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Alliance with Earthling Security Provides Respond Software with New Sales Channel and FedRAMP Assistance

Respond Software, the cybersecurity investigation automation company, announced today that it has signed with Earthling Security, a leading FedRAMP Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO), to benefit from its FedRAMP advisory services. The company has also signed Earthling Security as an MSSP partner.

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMPSM) is a U.S. government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. With a recently signed contract to deliver the intelligent decision automation platform for the U.S. Air Force, Respond Software is working closely with the service branch as the sponsoring organization to achieve FedRAMP authorization. Earthling will operate as the advising 3PAO for the FedRAMP authorization process and offer the Respond Analyst as part of its existing managed detection and response offering.

Mike Armistead, CEO and founder, Respond Software, said: “We have a rigorous plan in

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