Connect Ohio’s Every Citizen Online Broadband Adoption Program Sees Early Success

More than 10,000 Ohio adults have registered for free basic computer training offered throughout the state COLUMBUS – Connect Ohio is pleased to announce more than 5,700 adults have completed the Every Citizen Online free basic computer training since the program’s launch December 20, 2010. More than 10,000 adults have registered for the free 6-hour course, which is offered in …

Report Shows Mobile Broadband Use is Higher Among Hispanics

By Travis Lane, Research Analyst for Connected Nation According to a report released last week by The Hispanic Institute, Hispanic Americans are increasingly investing in mobile broadband technology as a tool for communication, education, and social action. This echoes our previous research indicating that mobile broadband adoption is growing faster than “fixed” broadband adoption among Hispanic Americans; in fact, 9% …

Program Awards Computers To Boys & Girls Clubs

From News Channel 5: NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It’s essential that all kids learn how to use a computer. On Monday, a group called Connected Tennessee gave even more students a chance to get hands-on-experience. Computers 4 Kids “Preparing Tennessee’s Next Generation for Success” program awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee with more than 150 brand new computers… …

Every Citizen Online Program Helping Ohio Small Businesses Get Online

By Amanda Murphy, Public Relations Specialist, Connect Ohio Connect Ohio’s Every Citizen Online (ECO) program helps Ohioans learn basic computer and Internet skills for free at local organizations. Not only is the ECO program helping citizens of Ohio feel comfortable using a computer, but the program is also helping small business owners get connected, creating additional growth and outreach opportunities. …

Connected Tennessee Launches its ‘Computers 4 Kids: Preparing Tennessee’s Next Generation for Success’ Program in Jackson

American Recovery & Reinvestment Act-funded program awards the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson with 50 new computers Jackson, TN – Today, Connected Tennessee’s Computers 4 Kids officially kicked off its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded “Preparing Tennessee’s Next Generation for Success” program in Jackson. The C4K project deploys computers, academic support programs, and workforce training to two disparate, but …

Small Businesses Lead the Pack in Allowing Teleworking

By Sarah Graham, Communications Specialist, Connected Nation As the nation marks the 48th annual National Small Business Week, new Connected Nation research shows that small businesses are leading the way in empowering their employees, particularly by allowing them to telework. Last week, Connected Nation launched its Broadband and Business study, which examines how businesses of all sizes across 11 states …

The Broadband Readiness Index: CliffsNotes to the National Broadband Map

By Raquel Noriega, Director, Public Policy, Connected Nation This week at the Telecommunications Industry Association’s 2011 Inside the Network conference in Dallas, Connected Nation released the Broadband Readiness Index, a new tool that translates the vast, multi-layers of data in the National Broadband Map into a transparent, easy-to-use means to benchmark how prepared communities are to meet goals set by …

Connected Nation Unveils Broadband Readiness Index for U.S. Counties

Nearly half of nation’s households are in counties falling short of national broadband goals Download the Broadband Readiness Index Overview WASHINGTON, DC – Connected Nation, a leading national nonprofit technology services organization, today unveiled its Broadband Readiness Index – a powerful new tool that assesses the broadband infrastructure for all 3,219 counties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, …

Small Business Adoption Gap Could Mean Billions in Untapped Revenue

By Wes SwietekCommunications QA Specialist, Connected Nation As the nation marks the 48th annual National Small Business Week, new research by Connected Nation shows that more than one million small businesses are not using broadband, leading to the potential loss of billions in additional revenue Connected Nation’s recently released Broadband & Business report, produced by surveying more than 9,600 businesses …

An Estimated 1.3 Million Small Businesses Do Not Use Broadband

By Dev Joshi, Travis Lane, and John Walker, Research Analysts for Connected Nation This week marks the 48th annual National Small Business Week that recognizes the valuable contributions by small businesses across the United States. Small businesses have always been an essential part of the United States’ growth and development, and in today’s economy, small businesses can provide the entrepreneurial …