Consumer advocates say the 3G shutdown will leave some of society’s most vulnerable people without critical communications tools. Many devices have moved to 4G networks and newer phones are now moving onto 5G. But a motley assortment still relies on the more rudimentary 3G service and consumer advocates are urging the Federal Communications Commission to slow the change, which is set to start in February 2022. Older and low-income Americans are more likely to be affected by the shift. If they don’t upgrade in time, their phones and life-alert devices won’t be able to call 911 or other emergency services, government regulators warn. Companies have long planned to phase out 3G networks to free up valuable resources for 5G networks, which carriers say will bring faster speeds and allow more mobile devices to connect than ever before. Phone carriers have resisted slowing the transition, arguing that they have warned for years that the transition is coming and that they’ve taken extensive steps to ensure that their customers aren’t disconnected. The FCC so far has taken a largely passive approach to the transition. The commission is “reviewing the record that’s been compiled on this issue,” said Paloma Perez, a spokeswoman for the FCC. In the meantime, consumer advocates are focusing on alerting city governments about the transition and how it might disproportionately affect low-income and elderly Americans, so they can take inventory of who in their communities might need to upgrade.
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Top Ten Tips to enjoy Thanksgiving: Simplified
- Craft a Menu
- Review Menu and CUT items!
- Plan Two Shopping Trips
- Audit your Serving Dishes
- Set the Table (and yourself)
- Create Distractions away from the Kitchen
- Take Notes
- Be Thankful
We are thankful for the inspiration from Wholefully.
1. Craft a Menu
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2. Review Menu and Cut Items
3. Plan Two Shopping Trips
4. Audit your Serving Dishes, Fridge + Pantry
Organize items in the Fridge and Pantry by Menu Item, to make for easy preparation and grocery shopping. Sticky Notes are your friend.
6. Set the Table (and Yourself)
The final steps in getting a beautiful dinner on the table always take longer than expected. Hit the shower and get dressed for the event before diving into the final cooking, so that you can continue managing the meal as guests arrive.
7. Create Distractions away from the Kitchen
Consider non-food distractions, as well, like:
- Placemat-making station: scrapbooking paper, scissors, glue, ribbon, sequins, leaves, markers
- Thankful Wall: butcher paper rolled out on the wall, markers or crayons
- Beverage station: sodas, beer, wine, coffee, tea
- Water station: water dispenser, cups, marker or stickers to personalize cups
Don't be shy about delegating desserts and sides, and even the main item to your favorite local restaurant or grocery store. Show your thankfulness for local business owners!
9. Take Notes
10. Be Thankful
If you want to delegate your Note-Taking process, also ask your guests what their favorite menu item was!
Have a Happy and Simplified Thanksgiving!
"The metaverse also could be a game-changer for the work-from-home shift amid the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of seeing co-workers on a video call grid, employees could see them virtually."
Mark Zuckerburg hasn't been short on innovative ideas, but his latest announcement of a new metaverse might be the most surprising yet.
The Metaverse aims to be a 3D-style, virtual reality platform where users can do just about anything digitally that they could do in real life.
For Star Trek fans the concept of teleportation and holographic experiences is nothing new. The benefits of being able to pause reality and enter a more imaginative, but controlled, space are endless.
For many who now work from home, a virtual office would allow for easier collaboration, project management, and not-just-your-face-to-face meetings. Perhaps some employers will encourage Casual Avatar Fridays, where employees can let loose and show up as a dragon or Dwight from The Office.
What's the Metaverse going to do to my internet speeds?!
- What would be easier in a 3D environment?
- What new way could your customers be engaged in 3D?
- What new products/services could you offer if you could interact virtually with each customer?
- How could your staff complete tasks faster or more easily?
Want to imagine how the Metaverse might impact your business?
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