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Location, Location, Location: Enhancing Nevada Public Safety with GIS

By CNV Staff

February is Public Safety Month at Connected Nation. In addition to objectives of expanding broadband and technology awareness and adoption throughout local communities, CN is also working to highlight the use of GIS in various public safety agencies. Location is everything during an emergency; GIS provides the functionality to collect and manage large databases while in a fast-paced decision-making environment. GIS analysis and maps are used for everything from developing the public safety network to tracking criminal activity or emergency response routes. With the increases in technological capabilities, more and more agencies are being...

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Many Rural Nevada Businesses Missing Out on Broadband Boost

By CNV Staff

Broadband is helping rural Nevada bring in sales revenues, according to Connect Nevada’s new report. Connect Nevada’s 2011 Business Technology Assessment shows that online sales make up approximately $320 million in revenue for rural Nevada businesses each year, and this number will only go up as more businesses get connected to high-speed Internet. Yet despite the benefits that come with using this technology, many rural businesses are still offline. Connect Nevada’s new report, Technology Use among Rural Nevada Businesses, shows that rural Nevada businesses have adopted technology at a rate similar to businesses in non-rural parts of the...

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Nevada Marks National Broadband Map 2-Year Anniversary

By CNV Staff

February 17, 2013, marked the two-year anniversary of the National Broadband Map (NBM), a tool to search, analyze, and map broadband availability across the United States. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) created and maintains the NBM, populating it with broadband datasets collected and submitted by states and territories for the State Broadband Initiative (SBI) grant program. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has also been contributing to the development and update of the NBM. The continued update and use of the NBM for economic development, federal policy, broadband expansion, as well as local...

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Job Opening for WNDD Program Manager

By Jeremy Thacker

The search is on for a leader to help a major economic development project in the state. The Western Nevada Development District (WNDD) is looking for a new Program Manager/Developer. WNDD is a nonprofit voluntary association of local governments serving:  Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Humboldt, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storey and Washoe counties and their cities in northern and western Nevada. Among the Program Manager’s major duties will be working with public and private sectors to develop projects requiring sources of funding for implementation, researching and writing applications for funding for District and member agencies,...

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