Connect Nevada Releases e-Health Report

Report showcases importance of broadband in healthcare days before statewide broadband summit   Carson City, NV. (November 10, 2011) – Today, Connect Nevada is releasing a new e-Health report on broadband and how online connectivity impacts the cost and availability of quality healthcare services. The report, titled e-Health: Empowering Nevadans Across All Walks of Life, covers one of many economic …

Connect Puerto Rico Releases New Broadband Availability Maps and Data

Universal Service Fund Reform Expected to Have Significant Impact on Broadband Penetration San Juan, PR. (November 10, 2011) – Yesterday, Puerto Rico Chief Information Officer Juan Eugenio Rodriguez de Hostos in a joint presentation with Sandra Torres, President of the Puerto Rico Telecommunications Board, released the latest Connect Puerto Rico broadband availability maps and data at the Puerto Rico Telecom …

Governor Mark Dayton Names 15 to Task Force on Broadband

ST. PAUL, MN. (November 7, 2011) – Connect Minnesota applauds the naming today of 15 members to the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband. The Task Force is charged with developing policies to promote the expansion of broadband access in Minnesota. Governor Dayton’s stated goal is “border-to-border” high-speed Internet and cell phone access throughout Minnesota. Connect Minnesota research has repeatedly shown …

Connect Michigan Releases 2011 Residential Broadband Adoption Survey Results

Lansing, MI. (November 7, 2011) – Today, Connect Michigan released new residential broadband adoption survey results revealing the top trends in technology use among key demographics in Michigan. The preliminary indicators from the survey are available online, which gives a comprehensive view of the challenges and opportunities for expanding broadband in targeted sectors. The survey reveals that approximately 39% of …

Connect Ohio Applauds Columbus Metropolitan Library’s National Medal for Community Service Award

Connect Ohio congratulates Columbus Metropolitan Library on its award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services Columbus, Oh. (November 3, 2011) – Connect Ohio is pleased to congratulate the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), on receiving The National Medal for Community Service. The award issued last Tuesday, October 25, in Washington, D.C., by the Institute of Museums and Library Service (IMLS), …

10 Ways to Avoid Phishing E-mails and other E-mail Scams

(November 3, 2011) – As a follow-up to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, below are tips to help you stay safe online:   1. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 2. Be suspicious of unsolicited e-mail messages. If an unknown individual claims to be from a legitimate organization, try to verify his or her identity directly with …

Nevada Prepares for Statewide Broadband Summit

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Summit hash tag #NVbroadband   Event agenda confirms Nevada’s power players coming together for job creation and economic development through high-speed Internet   Carson City, NV. (November 3, 2011) – Details are now set for the first-ever Nevada Broadband Summit taking place in Dayton this month. The event, called Wired for Success, …

Puerto Rico Telecom Conference 2011

The New Future By Wil Payton, Communications Specialist, Connected Nation Puerto Rico. (November 2, 2011) – Things are gearing up for the Puerto Rico Telecom Conference 2011 that is being hosted by the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce (PRCC) on November 9 in San Juan. This event is designed to provide opportunities for exchanging ideas about how telecommunications technologies, greater …

2011 Connect Minnesota Broadband Conference

Duluth, MN (November 2, 2011) – Blandin Foundation and Connect Minnesota host this year’s 2011 Broadband Conference, which will focus on the ARRA Broadband funding efforts that have been underway in Minnesota.    Through discussions with national and local policy leaders; community leaders will have a better understanding how policy impacts them and how they link to the big picture. …

Don’t need broadband? Think again as providers look to educate consumers

San Francisco, CA. (October 28, 2011) – A couple of years ago I was having dinner with my uncle during a stopover in San Francisco. The conversation, as it is wont to do, turned eventually to the Internet, specifically to Facebook, which my uncle had joined but was not posting to very much. Why? I asked.   “Because it takes …