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Blog // Connect Nevada

One Year Later, Dozens of Communities Connected

By Connected Nation

This month marks one year since Charlevoix County, MI became the first Connected certified community in the country. We’ve commemorated the event in style by celebrating the country’s ninth Connected community – Van Wert County, OH. A rural county located on the southern edge of northwest Ohio’s rich agricultural region, Van Wert County has a large number of residents employed in the agricultural industry, and while the cost of living is low, the county has lost more than 5% of its population since 1990. With a shrinking populace, community leaders have been working harder than ever to do more with less. Led by Kim Brandt, Van Wert County’...

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Internet Offers Nevada Students Alternative Schooling Options

By CNV Staff

Contributor: Kristina Silla Virtual learning is our focus this week as we mark education month across Nevada. Virtual or online academies are an alternative to traditional public schooling. They give children access to a high quality public school in a home-based learning environment. Students are still given the state standardized K-12 curriculum, but are able to learn at their own pace. What many don’t realize is that, since these schools are still public schools, they are free! Families are usually provided with a loaner computer, a printer, and are stipend for high-speed Internet access. This type of schooling is believed to be best for...

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Registration Now Open for 2013 Nevada Broadband Summit

By Jeremy Thacker

Registration is now open for Nevada’s third annual Broadband Summit taking place November 18 in Reno!The event, called Learning in the Digital Space, will bring national, state, county, and local leaders together to discuss broadband expansion and the critical role technology is now playing in education.The one-day meeting will take place at the University of Nevada, Reno. The summit is being co-hosted by nonprofit Connect Nevada and the governor’s Nevada Broadband Task Force.In addition to speakers and interactive panels, there will be several opportunities for attendees to interact directly with grant awardees, providers, and stakeholders...

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Commitments Announced for FCC’s Connect America Fund: Phase 1

By Connected Nation

On August 20, larger (“price cap”) local telephone companies began making commitments to the FCC to build out fixed broadband service to thousands of homes and businesses that do not have access to broadband service today. These commitments are part of the Phase I of the FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF), which offers one-time, per-location payments to these providers to upgrade their networks. All told, more than 600,000 homes and businesses could see broadband network upgrades as a result of this program. Over the next few days, the FCC will review this information, compare it to the availability data on the National Broadband Map,...

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