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Nevada Broadband Maps Could Play Future Olympic Role

By Jeremy Thacker

Nevada is exploring the idea of hosting the 2026 Winter Olympic Games and the state’s broadband maps could prove an important piece of the bidding puzzle! Nevada and California recently joined forces to create an official Lake Tahoe Winter Games Exploratory Committee for the 2026 games. The idea is to bring the international event to the Tahoe area. But, to do that, the committee has to know that the region can be ready to host all the needs the Olympic games would require. With that in mind, Nevada and California representatives recently joined forces to create an official Lake Tahoe Basin Broadband Task Force after a presentation by...

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National Spotlight Shines on Nevada Broadband Expansion

By Jeremy Thacker

The nation’s top broadband official is in Nevada today celebrating new high-speed Internet expansion! Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is doing the official ribbon-cutting on projects that will bring new broadband service to more than 6,000 Nevada households that are currently unserved. The Chairman’s first Nevada stop is the town of Garderville where the FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF) will help Frontier Communications provide high-speed Internet access to 423 households that are currently unserved. After a ribbon-cutting on that project, the Chairman will travel to Douglas County, Nevada where Frontier is in...

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Updated: Telcos Make Broadband Deployment Commitments to FCC

By Tom Koutsky

Updated: Read the CN Policy Brief on the Connect America Fund Phase I filings Continue reading CAF Phase I filing story, original posted July 24, 2012: Today, several of the larger telephone companies made multi-million dollar commitments to the FCC to deploy broadband in currently unserved areas of the country.  These providers will build out broadband to these areas over the next three years, in exchange for a one-time payment of $775 per location from the FCC’s new Connect America Fund. Frontier, CenturyLink, Windstream, FairPoint, Consolidated, ACS, and other providers made detailed filings before the FCC today. ...

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Network Stumbler: A Powerful Broadband Tool

By CNV Staff

Contributor: Charlie Roodenburg – Technology Assessment Consultant Tools utilized by providers, industry experts and network engineers are becoming safer and more effective to use while off the beaten path.  One tool in particular, called Network Stumbler, has caught the attention of providers and engineers alike. Better tools, like the Network Stumbler, make it easier for our organization, and our partners, to bring broadband access to more schools, businesses, and communities across the country. Recently, Connected Nation's Wes Kerr had the opportunity to test NetStumbler and the tool’s ability to aid network technicians in conducting...

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