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Connect Nevada Releases Updated Broadband Availability Estimates

By Ashley Littell

Connect Nevada has released broadband availability estimates at the statewide and county levels using the most recently published 2010 Census household data. These availability estimates reveal that 1% of Nevada households do not have access to basic broadband service of at least 768 Kbps downstream and 200 Kbps upstream. In addition, the data show that 2.7% of Nevada households do not have access to higher speeds of at least 3 Mbps downstream and 768 Kbps upstream. Broadband data gathered and submitted to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for inclusion on the National Broadband Map in October 2011 were...

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Broadband Map Goes Mobile

By Jeremy Thacker

Great news today in our efforts to bridge the digital divide: We now have the ability to access the national broadband map on mobile devices! What does it mean for Connect Nevada? As we work with communities, organizations, and local providers to assess broadband needs, we use the national broadband map to help examine what areas lack availability and how we, along with our partners, can go about bringing more broadband options to those areas.  We're also very excited about our efforts to help build this map by contributing our own research and data to the project. We encourage you to check out the new functionality at www....

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Connect America Fund FAQ's Answered

By Phillip Brown

In the short time since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an order that begins reforming the federal Universal Service Fund (USF) by creating the Connect America Fund and phasing out the existing High-Cost Fund, Connected Nation has noticed a big increase in the interest among Connected Nation stakeholders in the broadband mapping process and how Connected Nation’s broadband data (which is submitted for use in the National Broadband Map) might be a factor in USF broadband deployment funding. To be sure, the National Broadband Map’s underlying data (and the data submissions Connected Nation provides for that)...

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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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