Tech Today: Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality

Bowling Green, KY. (August 29, 2018) – Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are technologies that may not seem like they correlate with the real world. For many of us, the mention of these types of technologies leads to images of clunky headsets from arcades and failed gaming systems, masses of people walking the sidewalks looking for Pokemon characters, …

State Issues Plan for Taking High-Speed Internet to (Nearly) Every Household

By Dian Schaffhauser, THE Journal, Transforming Education Through Technology Lansing, MI. (August 27, 2018) – A subsidiary of nonprofit Connected Nation has promised to bring high-speed internet to every user in Michigan, with the help of the state’s governor, Rick Snyder. Connect Michigan has been promoting the idea of ubiquitous access and adoption of broadband for eight years. The current …

USDA Launches Webpage Highlighting Resources to Help Rural Communities Bridge the Broadband e-Connectivity Infrastructure Gap

By Jake Allen, Government Technology WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today unveiled a new webpage featuring information about the importance of rural e-Connectivity and the ways the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing to help deploy high-speed broadband infrastructure in rural America. “Rural high-speed broadband e-Connectivity is as important for economic development as …

Tech Today: 5G Explained

Bowling Green KY. (August 28, 2018) – In simple terms, 5G (short for 5th generation) is the next step in wireless technology standards and deployment. It holds a lot of promise as to what it can offer, including very high speeds, greater capacities, and better real-time capabilities. Depending on whom you ask, the potential speed possibilities of the new 5G …

No Longer for Elite: How Mid-Tech Positions are Changing the Job Market

No Longer for Elite: How Mid-Tech Positions are Changing the Job Market Bowling Green, KY. (August 21, 2018) –The technology world is growing bigger every day. Now in 2018, it has grown so large that tech jobs are no longer classified as “blue or “white” collar, but are known as “new” collar. These are tech jobs that can be done …

Michigan Governor Unveils Plan to Bring Broadband to Every Corner of the State

Escanaba, Mich. (August 15, 2018) – Connect Michigan, a subsidiary of the nonprofit Connected Nation, worked with Governor Rick Snyder, his staff, and state technology and business leaders to develop a plan to provide universal access to high-speed internet for every Michigan resident, business, region, and community. That plan was unveiled today during an event at Escanaba High School. “As …

Back to the Roots: Helping Our Home-Towns

Bowling Green, KY. (August 15, 2018) – Meet our Director of Engineering and Technical Services, Chip Spann. Spann does work nationwide for Connected Nation, but doesn’t forget to take time to serve those in his home state of Kentucky. For the last three years, Spann has been working with five Amish families who grow organic produce in the Fleming County …

Agile Networks, Microsoft Working to Bring Broadband to More Rural Ohioans

By Tim Feran, The Columbus Dispatch Columbus, OH. (August 8, 2018) – A new effort is underway to bring the internet to thousands of people in rural Ohio who lack access. Microsoft and Agile Networks have announced a new agreement to extend broadband access over the next four years to 110,000 unserved people in rural Ohio. The agreement helps to address …

Tech Today: Edge of Network Computing & Data Centers

Bowling Green, KY. (August 8, 2018) – It’s 2018 and somehow, without most of us really paying attention, we’re actually living in a Jetsons world. No we don’t have flying cars, yet, and our digital assistants aren’t quite as helpful as Rosie the maid, but we’ve got a lot going on around us, and new and exciting changes are happening …

Broadband Internet in Rural Areas Is Essential

By Suzanne Bopp (August 5, 2018) Published by Syngenta As farming moves rapidly into the digital age, the need for faster, more reliable broadband access in rural areas grows. Today, broadband is truly a necessity, not a luxury. Defined by Congress as the capability that allows users to “originate and receive high-quality voice, data, graphics and video” services, it’s essential …