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Survey: R.I. tops nation in Internet access speed

A national survey of Internet speeds conducted by SpeedMatters.org has found Rhode Island has the fastest median connection speeds in the United States, though...
DOWNTOWN OFFICE WORKERS board a RIPTA bus at the end of the business day. Few companies offer employee incentives for using public transit, officials say, and those who do find few takers. /

Mass transit lacks appeal for workers

Since moving to its new headquarters downtown, GTECH Corp. has become a leader among Providence businesses trying to encourage employees to carpool or use...
DENNIS DIBATTISTA, left, president, and Edward McConnell, director of applications development, at General Packet, a small tech firm in Pawtucket that specializes in IP services and private-label broadband services for businesses. /

Helping small businesses connect

Two trends have transformed telecommunications in the last few years: the convergence of voice and data, and the growing use of wireless technology.Across...

URI hurricane modeling system almost complete

NARRAGANSETT – University of Rhode Island oceanographer Isaac Ginis is finishing work on a an ocean-based hurricane forecast model that uses satellite technology to...
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Editorial Cartoon: iPhone on the Fourth

By J. Spencer, Philadelphia Business JournalSomebody on July 4, 2006, says, "Ooohhh ... Aaaahhh" with fireworks reflecting on his glasses.On July 4, 2007,...

Physical therapist pays $100,000<br> to help settle Medicare charges

PROVIDENCE – William H. Wynne, a physical therapist who had offices in East Providence and Warwick, has paid the U.S. government $100,000 to settle...

Providence Equity in $48.9B winning bid for BCE

Investors led by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Providence Equity Partners beat out rival bidders for Montreal-based BCE Inc., Canada’s biggest telephone...

Slater-backed startup envisions better hearing devices

Ralph Beckman watched his father lose his hearing and struggle to find a hearing aid that could help him. Nothing worked quite right. In...

EpiVax awarded a grant for hemophilia therapy

A Providence-based biotechnology pharmaceutical firm that genetically engineers new vaccines has received a $528,313 grant to begin developing a novel treatment for hemophilia.EpiVax...
THE DURKIN COTTAGES in Narragansett range from tiny beach cottages to elegant homes with as many as nine bedrooms that rent for $2,400 to $9,000 per week. /

Internet broadens appeal of South County ‘cottages’

James P. Durkin was an Irish immigrant raising a young family in Pawtucket in 1947 when he bought a couple of duplexes with outdoor...
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