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Blog // Connect Nevada

Many Rural Nevada Businesses Missing Out on Broadband Boost

By CNV Staff

Broadband is helping rural Nevada bring in sales revenues, according to Connect Nevada’s new report. Connect Nevada’s 2011 Business Technology Assessment shows that online sales make up approximately $320 million in revenue for rural Nevada businesses each year, and this number will only go up as more businesses get connected to high-speed Internet. Yet despite the benefits that come with using this technology, many rural businesses are still offline. Connect Nevada’s new report, Technology Use among Rural Nevada Businesses, shows that rural Nevada businesses have adopted technology at a rate similar to businesses in non-rural parts of the...

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Nevada Marks National Broadband Map 2-Year Anniversary

By CNV Staff

February 17, 2013, marked the two-year anniversary of the National Broadband Map (NBM), a tool to search, analyze, and map broadband availability across the United States. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) created and maintains the NBM, populating it with broadband datasets collected and submitted by states and territories for the State Broadband Initiative (SBI) grant program. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has also been contributing to the development and update of the NBM. The continued update and use of the NBM for economic development, federal policy, broadband expansion, as well as local...

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Computer Centers Offering New Free Access in February

By Jeremy Thacker

New calendars with new hours, new classes, and a new information phone number are ready to help residents in Dayton and Silver Springs with free access to computers. The centers offer a variety of classes each week that help with everything from computer basics to using Microsoft Word and the Internet. There are also several classes offered for Spanish speakers. The new information number is (775) 544-1007. For information on the Dayton Public Computer Center, click here. For information on the Silver Springs Public Computer Center, click here. And for the very latest on broadband news in Nevada, make sure to keep up with Connect Nevada....

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Nevada Gets First Certified Connected Community

By Jeremy Thacker

New research unveiled by Connect Nevada snapshots the latest broadband availability across the state just as Douglas County residents prepare to celebrate an important technology certification. Douglas County is officially being designated Nevada’s very first certified Connected community! The Douglas County Technology Team has been working with Connect Nevada to assess the local broadband landscape, identify gaps, and establish actionable goals and objectives to increase broadband access, adoption, and use for communities, families, organizations, and businesses throughout Douglas County. The event to celebrate this benchmark is set for:...

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