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Douglas County Becoming Nevada’s First Certified Connected Community!

By Jeremy Thacker

It's official - Nevada is getting its first certified Connected community!The Douglas County Technology Team has been working with Connect Nevada to assess the local broadband landscape, identify gaps, and establish actionable goals and objectives to increase broadband access, adoption, and use for communities, families, organizations, and businesses throughout Douglas County.Now, the ceremony to celebrate this benchmark of the process is set for December 13!WHEN:Thursday, December 1310:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.WHERE:Douglas County Emergency Operations Center1694 County RoadMinden, NV 89423Please RSVP by Friday, December 7 to Ariel Martinez...

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Black Friday’s Cyber Impact on Nevada Businesses is Undeniable

By Jeremy Thacker

Thanksgiving week always ends with the Black Friday shopping frenzy. This week promises the same inevitable end, but a portion of Nevada businesses will be shut out of the online revenue opportunity. 14,000 businesses in Nevada are still not connected to broadband and are unable to actively participate in the digital global economy. In general, small businesses consider their broadband connection as essential to their business as other utilities such as water, sewer, or electricity! That’s the finding of a 2010 study from the Small Business Administration. In fact, the businesses that took part in that study reported that Internet service is...

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GIS Day 2012: Discovering the World Through GIS

By CNV Staff

As we celebrate GIS Day today, it seems fitting that everyone’s attention has been on maps recently, especially with the election results last week and the devastation and recovery from superstorm Sandy. Perhaps without realizing it, everyone is taking advantage of the power of GIS. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) allow us to visualize vast amounts of data and information to better understand our physical world, political events, cultural changes, disasters, and much more. GIS Day celebrates the use of GIS to analyze diverse topics in local, state, federal, and international applications. From the breakdown of...

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Online Resources Take Stress Off Nevada Voters

By Jeremy Thacker

Living in a presidential battleground state, no doubt you’re feeling thankful that election time is finally here! Many of the ads and some of the election coverage we’ve been hammered with over the past few months can leave us with more questions than answers. But, never fear… Nevada has a wealth of online resources available to help you cut to the source and make more informed decisions on Election Day! Knowing where to vote is one of the biggest questions people have on Election Day. You can find out where to vote in Nevada on Tuesday, November 6th by visiting http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=3. For those wanting to be more informed about...

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