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Broadband’s the New Buzz in Northern Nevada

By Jeremy Thacker

The Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA) now has a whole new understanding of broadband essentials. Connect Nevada was invited to the NNDA meeting this week to give members a crash course on everything high-speed Internet. Presentations included a technology vocabulary lesson and an explanation of types of broadband delivery like cable, DSL, wireless and satellite. State Program Manager Lindsey Niedzielski also demonstrated Nevada’s new My ConnectView maps followed by a Q&A session for NNDA members. To learn more about Connect Nevada’s latest research and keep up with the very latest on Nevada broadband access, adoption, and use...

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Validating Nevada’s Broadband Service

By CNV Staff

Contributor: Charlie Roodenburg We hope you enjoyed our blog yesterday about the different broadband delivery methods.  If you haven't checked it out, do so now!  Today, we're looking at how our team goes about validating the different broadband methods to provide more accurate, useful mapping of broadband availability. Validation: Our team of engineers verifies each of these platforms above by going out into the field with tools, test equipment and data.  We spend countless hours determining how accurately each platform is represented in Nevada.  This process is known as “provider validation.” To see an example of a...

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Rural Broadband Barriers Revealed at Annual WSSA Conference

By Jeremy Thacker

Scholars are taking home a better understanding of the Nevada and Texas broadband landscape thanks to an important conference last week in Houston. Connect Nevada’s Chris McGovern and Elizabeth Riesser were on hand at the 54th Annual Conference of the Western Social Science Association (WSSA) to shed light on the reasons why people in rural areas do or do not use broadband across the states. Presenting from their paper, “Choosing to Connect: Broadband Adoption and Barriers in Rural Texas and Nevada” the pair examined the barriers that prevent people from subscribing to the life-changing service. Right now, only 49% of rural residents in...

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Broadband Internet Access Basics

By CNV Staff

Contributor: Charlie Roodenburg We talk a lot about broadband and bringing it to more homes, businesses, and communities across the nation.  But do you know the different delivery methods for making that access and adoption possible?  If not, don't worry, you're not alone.   DSL, Wi-Fi, and Cable are terms that might look a little strange to someone who isn't paying close attention.  Want to know the differences between broadband delivery methods?  The following is a list of the major broadband delivery methods and how they work: Cable - In the mid 1990’s cable TV operators began upgrading their equipment to...

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