Connect Ohio: The eCS profile

In the past quarter, Connect Ohio has been busy: • 28 more counties have become involved in the non-profit’s eCommunity strategy process, which helps counties develop a way to address challenges related to technology growth; • 560 additional participants have joined in the process, helping to grow the grassroots efforts; and• 400 computers have been distributed through Connect Ohio’s No …

The Power of Broadband: The Public Television Perspective

In Kentucky, preparing to take the GED exam and learning workplace and life skills is now easier, instant and free—thanks to Kentucky Educational Television’s FastForward, an online educational service that provides instant, free access to lifelong learning videos to Kentucky residents. The free service has several program series: “GED Connection”—helps people prepare for all five subjects on the GED exam, …

Connected Tennessee, a Connected Nation non-profit, reaches a major milestone

Deanna Ward (left) of Connected Tennessee presents a computer to Demetria Smith during a Connected Tennessee Computer 4 Kids event. “If you want to be an athlete, you need a helmet and pads but if you want to get an education, you need a computer.” – Deanna Ward, Connected Tennessee, May 5, 2009 Earlier this month, Connected Tennessee, a Connected …

Faster Web surfing at Va. libraries sought

By The Associated Press HOT SPRINGS, Va.–Faster Internet connections in Virginia public libraries will be discussed at a 2-day meeting at The Homestead. The Virginia Opportunity Online Broadband Summit is being hosted Wednesday and Thursday by the Library of Virginia and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.Link to the story

CN’s National Policy Director Outlines the Best Practices for Closing Broadband Adoption Gaps

On Monday, Philip Brown, Connected Nation’s national policy director, was part of a roundtable session, “Increasing Demand: Best Practices for Closing the Broadband Adoption Gap,” during the TPS: Broadband Innovation conference in San Mateo, Calif. “Connected Nation was a sponsor of the Tech Policy Summit this year and was honored to share our insight into the ways Connected Nation and …

TPS: Broadband Innovation conference to feature Connected Nation’s national policy director

Today, the TPS: Broadband Innovation conference began in San Mateo, Calif, as part of the third annual, three-day Tech Policy Summit. NextGenWeb is live streaming today’s events, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PDT. Philip Brown, Connected Nation’s national policy director, will speak today (beginning at 2:15 p.m. PDT) at a roundtable session, “Increasing Demand: Best Practices for Closing the …