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Blog // Connect Nevada

Task Force Sees Ten Counties Getting Connected

By Jeremy Thacker

Nevada’s Broadband Task Force is forging ahead with its important work of broadband planning and expansion. The group met this week with Connect Nevada on hand to update Task Force members on the several strong community engagement activities happening in ten counties across the state. Several other updates were presented during the meeting. State Health IT Coordinator Lynn O’Mara reported her team is currently in the process of revising their state plan and forming a governing board to oversee the state HIT initiative. Vice Chair Randy Brown announced a workshop through the Nevada Public Utilities Commission on April 4. The workshop will...

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Caliente is Hot for Progress

By Jeremy Thacker

Connect Nevada staff spends several days a week on the road, working to spread broadband access, adoption, and use across the Silver State. Technology Advisor Ariel Martinez recently made a visit to Lincoln County where he found a community hungry for ways to better the quality of life for its residents. The town’s new Linear Park is the pride and joy of Mayor Keith Larsen who gave us a tour as we discussed other ways to boost the local economy. The new park is making Caliente a better place to live and visit. Now the region is focusing on job growth, new business opportunities, and better educational opportunities by embracing Connect...

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Nevada Economy SET for New Success

By Jeremy Thacker

Connect Nevada is excited to support a new partnership that is aimed at getting rural areas SET for new economic success! SET – Stronger Economies Together – recently launched its regional team in Fallon. Its goal is to develop a plan for an eight county area of the Western Nevada Development District. The SET team is charged with creating an economic plan for the region, complete a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) that will enhance each community’s ability to apply for funds, and develop understanding and skill in economic development processes through hands-on training. SET is a national training curriculum to assist...

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