Broadband Lets You Take Advantage of the Holiday Sales Without Leaving Your Home

Why stand in line when you can shop online? For more than half of the households surveyed in Connected Nation’s 2010 Residential Technology Assessment, shopping online may be the way to go to avoid the long lines on Black Friday. In a survey of more than15,600 households across the nation, 54% report that they use their broadband connection to shop …

Connected Nation Celebrates GIS Day

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day is a perhaps not well known but growing celebration of a technology with global significance. Events marking the day are scheduled across the country, from open houses hosted by university geography departments to school presentations, workshops, and technology demonstrations. One of the national leaders in using GIS in innovative ways is located in Kentucky in …

The Michigan Public Service Commission receives an overview of the state’s Residential Technology Assessment

The three commissioners of Michigan Public Service Commission met on November 4 and Cassie Ruhlman, Stakeholder Relations Manager for Connected Nation, was there to provide a program review, research results, and a planning update for the Connect Michigan initiative. Her meeting with the Commissioners comes about a month after Connect Michigan’s recent award of approximately $3 million, under the federal …

New Commerce Report Goes Deeper Into the Issues of Broadband Adoption

By: Christopher R. McGovern, Manager, Research Development, Connected Nation On Monday, November 8, 2010, the Economics and Statistics Administration and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce released a new study titled Exploring the Digital Nation: Home Broadband Internet Adoption in the United States. This study is interesting on a number of levels. First, …

Connect South Carolina Releases State’s First Residential Technology Assessment

Survey of South Carolina Households Demonstrates Need to Improve Adoption and Use of Broadband among Minority, Low-Income, and Rural PopulationsColumbia, SC — Connect South Carolina has released the South Carolina 2010 Residential Technology Assessment, which presents the results of a survey of South Carolina households on their use of broadband and information technology. The survey shows that in many areas, …

Report: Broadband usage growing in US; PR lags

From The Associated Press/CB Online Staff via Caribbean Business News: The U.S. still faces a significant gap in residential broadband use that breaks down along incomes, education levels and other socioeconomic factors, even as subscriptions among American households overall grew sevenfold from 2001 to 2009.Link to full story

Connected Nation’s CEO Honored by Centre College

Connected Nation’s Brian Mefford Receives Distinguished Young Alumnus Award from Alma Mater in Danville, Kentucky Bowling Green, KY – Connected Nation Chief Executive Officer Brian Mefford has received the Distinguished Young Alumnus award from Centre College for his tireless efforts to bridge the digital divide. “Brian Mefford was named Centre’s Distinguished Young Alumnus for 2010 because he exemplifies what Centre …

Spread of broadband may fuel economy

By Beccy Tanner/The Wichita Eagle The prospects for rural Kansas could shift dramatically in the next few years as broadband or high-speed Internet services are provided to more Kansans.Read more: http://www.kansas.com/2010/10/25/1556815/spread-of-broadband-may-fuel-economy.html#ixzz13V2Rlypt

Expanding Broadband Across Kansas

From Jared Cerullo/KAKE-TV: In the early days of ‘the net,’ nobody knew how it would change our lives. Now, just about every aspect of our lives depends on being connected. That’s why business leaders and officials from across the state are in Wichita for a summit on broadband planning. Watch a video from KAKE-TV of the Summit

For many in Nevada, dial-up is the only way to go

By Al Gibes/Las Vegas Review-Journal Most of you have high-speed Internet access, and you probably take for granted how easily you move about the Web. You shop, buy, read, look up scores, movie times and store hours, pay bills, renew your car registration and a whole lot more. It’s the 21st century, after all. Doesn’t everyone who wants broadband have …