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Blog // Connect Nevada

Connecting Genoa

By Jeremy Thacker

An entire community is celebrating new high-speed Internet connection after contacting the Connect Nevada initiative for help. Earlier this year, Connect Nevada's Engineering & Technical Services (ETS) staff investigated a flood of requests from the Genoa Lakes community at the foot of the eastern Sierra slopes about 15 miles southwest of Carson City. Residents reported having no access to reliable broadband service.   Charlie Roodenburg, the ETS state lead for Connect Nevada confirmed the lack of service and went to work figuring out the most sensible solution. Since the community is far from any reported cable or DSL connections...

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Broadband Lets You Take Advantage of the Holiday Sales Without Leaving Your Home

By CNV Staff

Why stand in line when you can shop online?  For nearly two-thirds of the households surveyed in Connect Nevada’s 2010 Residential Technology Assessment, shopping online may be the way to go to avoid the long lines on Black Friday. In a survey of 1,200 Nevada adults, 66% reported that they use broadband to shop for goods or services online.   This number is very likely to go up as people realize the cost benefits of saving time and money while using a high-speed connection to do their holiday shopping.    Source: 2010 Connect Nevada Residential Technology Assessment at http://www.connectnv.org/.    

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