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SET on Local Nevada Needs

By Jeremy Thacker

May is meant for momentum! It’s a fact that’s being proven in western Nevada now as teams go to work with sites SET on specific local technology needs. Members of the state’s Stronger Economies Together (SET) team met this month in Minden, NV to hone in on demographics and economic data for the eight-county region. Nearly 60 participants attended the workshop, which is part of a 10-month training and strategic planning process for the Western Nevada Development District. Information on regional demographics will help the SET team and Connect Nevada Connected communities better plan for technology expansion and future economic growth. To...

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New Money Available for Rural Broadband Expansion

By Jeremy Thacker

Rural residents may see new Internet service coming their way thanks to grant money from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Rural Development division just announced more than $10.3 million will be distributed among high-speed Internet providers. Interested providers must apply for the Community Connect grant program before June 18. The program already has several success stories to share, like the Tatitlek community on the Prince William Sound in Alaska. They are the kind of stories that are the reason Connect Nevada exists and why we’re working hard for the expansion of broadband access, adoption, and use across the...

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Nevada Town Confronts Cyberbullying

By Jeremy Thacker

Broadband is empowering. But one Nevada community is going to work to make sure the power on the Internet isn’t misused. Fernley, Nevada recently took part in the inaugural National Day of Cyberbully Awareness at City Hall. The event was designed to bring together educators, community-based organizations, faith-based leaders, parents and students in an informal, informative and interactive way. Activities and discussion addressed what can be done to reduce, if not eliminate, the destructive trend of cyberbullying among teens and pre-teens throughout the nation. Participants got an in-depth demonstration of what cyberbullying look like and...

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