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Blog // Connect Nevada

Connecting Communities With LiveOps

By Connected Nation

Our teams across the nation are working with local providers and governments to bridge the digital divide in underserved areas -- particularly across rural America. None of the progress we've made would be possible without great partners, like our friends at LiveOps!  They recently joined our Connect Iowa team for their annual Broadband Summit where they participated in our "Digital Job Creation" panel. This panel was facilitated through Digital Works, our program that offers training for the 21st century workforce as well as work placement. Digital Works has an established relationship with LiveOps as an agent recruiting partner. Once...

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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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The Summit Series #7: Wired For Success - Nevada In Action

By Jeremy Thacker

There is an old African proverb that says, "If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Connect Nevada’s new “Connected” community certification program is designed to bring all of the state’s broadband achievers together to carry the impact of their work much farther AND faster than they could do it alone. We just couldn't wrap up our Summit blog series without talking Connected! So, in this bonus (seventh!) installment of our 6-blog series, Wired For Success: Nevada In Action, Connected Nation’s Michael Ramage details how “Connected” will bring all of Nevada’s working parts together to meet the...

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The Summit Series #6: Wired For Success - Nevada In Action

By Jeremy Thacker

  Nevada faces a number of broadband challenges that need to be addressed. The sometimes-astronomical cost of buying broadband service is a problem many rural residents and business owners face. In this sixth final installment of our 6-blog series, Wired For Success: Nevada In Action, state broadband summit panelist Kevin Hayes explains how building a solid statewide infrastructure is the first huge step toward bringing the costs down and leveling the local broadband playing field.  “What all of these grants do… what all of these projects will do is open up the competition to that and begin to solve that problem through that...

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