U.S. Internet Speed Among Slowest in the World

The Internet first became available to the world in the late 80s through dial-up connections — Think AOL and “You’ve Got Mail.” Initially, these dial-up connections were able to reach a maximum speed of 56 KB/s.

Fast Internet access does make is key to making full use of the Internet. Fast Internet access is found in many different parts of the world. The United States, which arguably has produced some of the biggest Internet companies, has some of the slower speeds in the developed world. It’s 11th in the list of countries with the fastest Internet speeds in the world. Hong Kong has one of the fastest connections, averaging over 50 Mbps, with America lagging behind with an average high of only 39 Mbps.

Joe McKendrick of Insurance Networking News wrote an article about his take on my LinkedIn article Machines Won’t Replace Insurance Agents in 2016, But They Will Do This.

Date: February 8, 2016
Appearance: Insurance Networking News Article
Outlet: Insurance Networking News
Format: Magazine

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I recorded a short 30-minute presentation with George Nordhaus talking about my recent article posted on LinkedIn Machines Won’t Replace Insurance Agents in 2016, But They Will Do This

I make the argument that the future of insurance marketing and communications will become heavily influenced by the rapidly escalating advancement of ‘thinking’ computers such as IBM’s Watson. The industry is already taking advantage of machine learning. The head of Swiss Re states: “It (IBM’s Watson) will do a whole lot of work and very quickly. There will be more accurate underwriting, and to a certain extent it probably removes some human emotion in terms of decision-making too.”  Watson is only one of a host of machines on the way. Listen in as I suggest the first steps you need to take to be prepared.

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Is there a Drone Under Your Tree? Better Register!

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has created a streamlined and user-friendly web-based aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS) weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and less than 55 pounds (approx. 25 kilograms) including payloads such as on-board cameras.

picture of drone flying at sunset

The Registration Task Force delivered recommendations to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on November 21. The rule incorporates many of the task force recommendations.

Make no mistake: unmanned aircraft enthusiast are aviators, and with that title comes a great deal of responsibility.

“Make no mistake: unmanned aircraft enthusiast are aviators, and with that title comes a great deal of responsibility,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Registration gives us an opportunity to work with these users to operate their unmanned aircraft safely. I’m excited to welcome these new aviators into the culture of safety and responsibility that defines American innovation.”

5 SEO Steps that Help Make Your Agency Conspicuous

Is your agency conspicuous on-line?

Search engine optimization is all about knowing what terms people put in the search box. Knowing these keywords is the key to making your agency conspicuous online. There are several methods your agency can use to battle for the top spot in search engine results.

Let’s be clear, there is no way you anyone can guarantee a high position in Google’s search rankings. Please don’t be fooled by a firm that guarantees top rankings and claims to have a better relationship with Google.

Here are five steps you can use to increase your agencies search results visibility: