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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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Second Annual Nevada Summit Proves a Big Success

By Jeremy Thacker

Leaders from across Nevada are putting new energy into expanding local broadband services! This week’s State Broadband Summit made a big impact as Connect Nevada works toward making sure every resident has the computer and Internet skills they need to succeed in today’s economy. The state’s second annual Summit, called Connecting Communities, drew nearly a hundred attendees to the Windmill Library in Las Vegas as well as dozens of viewers who watched the event via live web stream. Job creation, economic development, and digital literacy were the main themes of the day. Several speakers took the stage including Nevada State Senator Ruben...

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Connect Nevada Aims to Put ‘Every Community Online’

By Jeremy Thacker

Connect Nevada, in partnership with JOIN, Inc. and the Nevada State Library and Archives (NSLA), has launched the Every Community Online (ECO) program! The program offers free computer and Internet training and leaves participants eligible for discounted computers and home broadband services. More than 126,000 Nevada adults (19%) say a lack of digital skills and knowledge of how to use a computer and broadband is the main reason they don’t have broadband at home. The ECO program promises to change that by offering Nevadans a free way to learn life-changing digital skills through their local public computer centers and then be rewarded with...

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Nevada Tribes Getting Connected

By Jeremy Thacker

Three Nevada tribes are now taking steps to get Connected to broadband through the Connect Nevada initiative! Leaders for the Duckwater Shoshone, Walker River Paiute, and Washoe tribes are all say they’re ready to take action in bringing quality high-speed Internet to their tribal lands.   The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California is already actively participating in the Connected assessment process being conducted in Douglas County. The tribe is currently gathering data for the Adoption section of the community assessment. The Washoe Tribe is headquartered in Gardnerville, NV and owns about 64,000 acres of land in different parcels...

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