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Blog // Connect Nevada

A Highway 50 Reminder of How the West was Won

By Lindsey Niedzielski

Highway 50 shouldn’t be called the “loneliest road in America” as it’s so often referred to. In fact, once the route of the Pony Express, this road is vibrant with travelers, construction projects, and frontier communities. With a rich history in receiving information, it is no wonder residents are craving new technology and faster download speeds. Nevada's Highway 50 In Eureka, the Opera House hosts events from concerts to quilt shows drawing residents from all across Eureka and White Pine - mostly by word of mouth. In White Pine County, only 68.65% of residents have access to 3 Mbps download Internet speed as compared to 23.57% in Eureka....

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Public Computer Centers Help Fight Nevada’s War on Unemployment

By Lindsey Niedzielski

In Las Vegas, an area 73% of Nevadans call home, unemployment rates are almost 14%. That reality is leading organizations like the Las Vegas Urban League to help the community by getting people back to work. As a recipient of a Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grant totaling $4.68 million, Las Vegas Urban league has opened 31 public computing centers at various locations throughout Las Vegas and Henderson. The Nevada Public Computer Centers in Clark County are currently open to the public and offer free computer and Internet access. Starting Sept. 12, a free job readiness program will also be offered. This program, offered in...

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