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Blog // Connect Nevada

The Summit Series #4: Wired For Success - Nevada In Action

By Jeremy Thacker

Broadband is needed even in seemingly unrelated fields of the state’s industry sectors. That’s the a key point made by Work Force Training panelist Ryan Costella at Nevada’s first-ever broadband summit. In this fourth installment of our 6-week blog series, Wired For Success: Nevada In Action, Costella demonstrates how high-speed Internet access and skills are critical to filling jobs in an area where there will soon be lots of openings.   “Our owners, we looked out into the next five, even ten years and realized that the Baby-boomer machinists are going to be retiring and we have this giant number of skilled workers that we need to...

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Here Comes Santa Claus: The Jolly Old Man’s Broadband Blip

By Jeremy Thacker

Santa Claus is coming to town. And now, thanks to broadband, you’ll know exactly when to expect him! Jolly Old St. Nick is preparing the sleigh for his big night of round-the-world work. And, as soon as he takes to the sky, you’ll be able to track his travel with military precision. NORAD is the military organization responsible for the aerospace defense of the U.S. and Canada. And now, the North American Aerospace Defense Command is tracking Santa on Christmas Eve. The “NORAD Tracks Santa” app is available on Apple products, Android, and social media sites. The agency offers information by phone and online about St. Nick's location....

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How Technology is Fostering Unconventional Alternatives in Education

By CNV Staff

The Wall Street Journal produced an informative article on current trends in telelearning. More kids than ever before are attending school from their living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens. The result: A radical rethinking of how education works. An excerpt from the story is below: It was nearing lunchtime on a recent Thursday, and ninth-grader Noah Schnacky of Windermere, Fla., really did not want to go to algebra. So he didn't. Tipping back his chair, he studied a computer screen listing the lessons he was supposed to complete that week for his public high school—a high school conducted entirely online. Noah clicked on his global-studies...

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The Summit Series #3: Wired For Success - Nevada In Action

By Jeremy Thacker

The Summit Series - #3: Lynn O'Mara on Opportunity Knocking Opportunity is knocking hard and fast according to Nevada Health Information Technology Coordinator Lynn O’Mara. In this third installment of our 6-week blog series, Wired For Success: Nevada In Action, O’Mara’s presentation at the state’s history-making broadband summit made it clear that it’s never been a better time to be a “Geek.” “We’re going to need somewhere in the neighborhood of about five-thousand folks – five-thousand professionals by about 2016. That also includes an estimate of what we’re going to need for all the new broadband capability that’s going in and even some...

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