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ITU: Coordinated Tech Response to Ebola Needed

Could the Ebola crisis in Africa provide some impetus to the telemedicine angle of the many-sided push for high-speed broadband around the world?    

Yes, if the International Telecommunications Union has anything to say about it.    

At its the Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, Korea, the ITU, the Internet Society and mobile operators group GSMA said they are joining forces to boost communications, particularly mobile, for better early warning and response to the disease. 

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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.