Project GOAL Aims at Getting Grandparents Online

Annie Woodsen, 91, shows off her graduation certificate which she earned from a senior computer training class sponsored by the Tennessee Community Foundation in Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee.Worrying about an aging loved one seems as American as apple pie. Wishing grandpa had easier access to doctors and medical information;Wishing grandma was better able to do the grocery and gift shopping that …

Two Connected Nation State-Based Initiatives Receive National Recognition on Capitol Hill

Listen: Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass. on ConnectKentuckyListen: Rep. Zachary T. Space, D-Ohio on Connect Ohio As discussion of the National Broadband Plan moves forward, Connected Nation’s state-level work continues to garner attention on the national level. In a hearing of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet held on Wednesday on Capitol Hill, two subcommittee members pointed to …

Aspects of FCC’s plan for broadband could have serious consequences for our recovering economy

By Carl Gipson, director for small business, technology and telecommunications at the Washington Policy Center The Hill’s Congress Blog With our nation’s unemployment rate stuck stubbornly near the double-digit mark, policymakers nationwide continue to look for ways to spur economic growth in the private sector – preferably without deepening the federal deficit. One area where federal and state officials agree …