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Every week we like to look back at everything we have read to bring you more information about the digital divide, digital inclusion and technology trends from around the web. Today on The Weekly Plug we look at the recent FCC decision to remove net neutrality protections, how Google’s new AI chip will advance everything from speech recognition to robotics and the top online sources for learning in this edition of The Weekly Plug.

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FCC Moves Towards Removing Net Neutrality Protections
The FCC recently to steps to remove net neutrality protections for internet users. On a 2-1 vote, the FCC has essentially allowed internet providers to change the speed and pricing of internet service to consumers. The previous rules regulated ISP’s, which “meant internet providers couldn’t prioritize services of their business partners or impair the services of rivals.”

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Google’s New AI Chip
The tech industry had a noticeable shift this past week. At Google’s I/O conference, CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled the TPU 2.0 which will work in conjunction with their cloud services business on image and speech recognition, machine learning and more.

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Top 3 Places For Free Online Learning
It’s no secret that you can now take entire courses online for free, but with a variety of online classes, what are the most trusted places for online learning? Thankfully, we’ve narrowed it down to three places where can find the most useful online classes to enroll in for free. The best part about online learning is that you can mix courses together, such as; art history and data science

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