Connected Nation Helps State Mapping Efforts

From BroadbandBreakfast.com By Lindsey Sutphin, Reporter-Researcher WASHINGTON, June 22, 2010 – As a part of an effort to make a comprehensive, national map, states are mapping broadband coverage and options available in their states. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act requires the National Telecommunications and Information Association to have the national map of broadband coverage publicly available by February 2011. …

Iowa Governor Announces Launch of Broadband Availability Map

Des Moines, IA – Governor Chet Culver today announced the launch of Iowa’s first statewide broadband availability map. The web-based map is fully interactive and puts powerful tools and information directly into the hands of anyone interested in improving the technological landscape in Iowa. “This newly completed map paves the way for technology to follow, which will create new jobs, …

Beyond installation: Community planning for rural broadband

From the American Farm Bureau Federation’s FB News: By Sabrina MattesonBroadband Internet access unlocks doors that might otherwise be closed for job opportunities, telecommuting, education, entertainment, commerce, government services, communications, medicine and health, and social and community networking. Connect Ohio, a subsidiary of the national non-profit Connected Nation, had an eCommunity Strategies (eCS) meeting in Urbana, Ohio, in early June …

Connected Tennessee’s Computers 4 Kids celebrates major milestone in Perry County

Connected Tennessee’s Computers 4 Kids program recently celebrated its Perry County: One Year Later milestone event, where the spotlight was on the impressive progress Perry County has made since partnering with Connected Tennessee and AT&T one year ago to bring increased technology and opportunity to Perry County. Last June, working with AT&T, Computers 4 Kids proudly donated 20 computers, four …

ESRI’s BroadbandStat Puts Interactive Maps Online

From an ESRI press release: Four States Inaugurate Maps Showing Detailed Broadband Coverage Redlands, California—The states of Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, and South Carolina are now providing easy-to-use maps that show in detail each state’s broadband coverage. The interactive, online maps are made possible by BroadbandStat, an application based on ESRI geographic information system (GIS) technology, and will help the states …

Nevada’s New Broadband Map Showcased in Live Demonstration

A screen shot of Connect Nevada’s new online mapping app. Reno, NV – Nevada’s new, powerful broadband map application is now available to everyone online. In an effort to bring quality, high-speed Internet to the entire state, Connect Nevada and the governor’s Broadband Task Force unveiled the cutting-edge mapping technology in a live demonstration on the University of Nevada – …

Connect Alaska Offers Interactive Tools to Improve High-Speed Internet Access

Juneau, AK – Connect Alaska, a nonprofit public-private partnership, is now putting valuable tools and information directly into the hands of Alaska residents in an effort to identify areas of the state unserved or underserved by high-speed Internet access. The Connect Alaska website now allows anyone access to tools to help improve their Internet connection at www.connectak.org. Users can check …