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Blog // Connect Nevada

New Study – How More than 650,000 Nevadans Would Change How They Work

By CNV Staff

Did you know: one out of three Nevada businesses allow their employees to telework? Only 16% of employed Nevadans work from a home office instead of commuting? Fewer than one in ten rural employees are teleworking? In fact, 342,000 employed Nevadans say that they would telework if their employer allowed them, and 316,000 Nevadans who do not work report they would enter the workforce if allowed to telework.  This week, Connect Nevada released the report Teleworking and Broadband: Linking Nevadans to Jobs, which examines how both businesses and residents in the state use teleworking. Among the findings from this report: Across the state...

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Nevada's Perks of Propagation

By CNV Staff

Contributor: Charlie Roodenburg – Technology Assessment Consultant* As the expansion of broadband access into unserved areas continues, providers are faced with a litany of questions regarding the best practices for facilitating a reliable last-mile solution.  Such questions may include identification of potential subscriber locations, how to reach them, types of equipment to be used, and ways to minimize truck rolls.  Profitability requires keeping road-time down and customer installation numbers high.   In order to maximize the opportunity of streamlining customer installations, a wireless Internet service provider (or...

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Nevada Tribes Getting Connected

By Jeremy Thacker

Three Nevada tribes are now taking steps to get Connected to broadband through the Connect Nevada initiative! Leaders for the Duckwater Shoshone, Walker River Paiute, and Washoe tribes are all say they’re ready to take action in bringing quality high-speed Internet to their tribal lands.   The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California is already actively participating in the Connected assessment process being conducted in Douglas County. The tribe is currently gathering data for the Adoption section of the community assessment. The Washoe Tribe is headquartered in Gardnerville, NV and owns about 64,000 acres of land in different parcels...

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Public Computers Powering Up in Dayton

By Jeremy Thacker

Dayton, Nevada is getting ready to go online with a major new community resource! The new Dayton Public Computer Center is ready to open next week just in time for summer use. The center is exactly the kind of community resource that the Connect Nevada initiative is working to support. The facility offers twenty new computers and a facilitator on hand to answer user’s questions and offer technical assistance.  Many free or low cost classes are being offered at the center through the summer. A job resource fair is also being planned The center is being supported in part by the Lyon County School District and is located at 285 Dayton...

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