Connected Nation CEO to Offer Two Keynotes at TIA 2011: Inside the Network Conference

Connected Nation’s CEO Brian Mefford is set to deliver two keynote address at the Telecommunications Industry Association’s premier annual summit and conference, TIA 2011: Inside the Network, held on May 17-20 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Dallas. Mefford’s keynotes include: • Connecting Communities: Public-Private Initiatives in Overcoming the Nation’s Broadband Challenge. (Wednesday, May 18 at 3 p.m. CST). His …

Commissioner Clyburn Addresses the Need for Local Solutions for Each Community’s Unique Broadband Barriers

By Chris McGovern, Manager, Research Development, Connected Nation Last week, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn addressed the Internet2 Spring Membership Meeting, where she stressed the need to promote locally-driven solutions to address the gap in broadband adoption. She said “an approach that allows for the development of best practices while at the same time tailoring those best practices to the unique …

Connected Nation Among Top 10 Best Places to Work in Kentucky

Accepting the 2011 Best Places to Work award Wednesday in Lexington are Connected Nation employees, from left, Chris McGovern, René True, Mandi Thomas, Tom Ferree, Tracie Rotermann, Ashley Littell, Roy Hutchins, Jessica Ditto, and Lauren Hightower. LEXINGTON, KY – Connected Nation, a leading national nonprofit technology services organization, has been selected as one of the top 10 best places to …

Connected Nation’s Chief Policy Counsel to Speak on Broadband Adoption Panel

On Tuesday, April 19, Tom Koutsky, Connected Nation’s chief policy counsel, will be a featured panelist in the Broadband Breakfast Club’s monthly discussion on broadband topics. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (EST) in Washington, D.C. April’s event, called “Better Broadband Adoption: How to Maximize its Impact and Use,” will feature a panel discussing the …

Hacking Puts Spotlight on E-mail Safety

By Heather Gate, Manager, Digital Inclusion Program Development, Connected Nation and Chris McGovern, Manager, Research Development, Connected Nation Until a few weeks ago, most people had never heard of the online marketing firm Epsilon or gave much thought about how it’s connected to our lives. Earlier this month, though, Epsilon found itself in an unenviable spotlight when hackers broke into …

Survey Shows Broadband’s Potential Impact on Healthcare

By Phillip Brown, Director, Government Affairs & Advocacy, Connected Nation Cisco earlier this week released the results of a survey on health sector innovation, which included findings on the telehealth applications that have the greatest “near-term potential for facilitating large-scale health sector innovation.” Telemedicine is a broadband-enabled activity that has the potential to greatly improve healthcare delivery in the U.S., …

CN’s GIS Services Manager Named to Professional Group

Ashley Littell, Connected Nation’s manager of GIS Services, has been named to a select group of GIS professionals. Littell has been named to the inaugural Vanguard Cabinet (VC) by URISA, the leading association for GIS professionals. The Vanguard Cabinet is a new URISA initiative to engage young GIS practitioners, increase their numbers in the organization, and better understand the concerns …