How Digital Works Is Helping Those Who’ve Served

Published on: October 16, 2018

Bowling Green, KY. (October 16, 2018) – Amador Garcia is a retired veteran who was looking for a career change. “When I moved to Kentucky to be close to my grandkids, I decided I needed to get my education going,” said Garcia. That’s what led him to Digital Works. Digital Works is a workforce development program that provides employer-specific training for teleworkers. …

Why YOU Should Care About Digital Inclusion

Published on: October 15, 2018

Louisville, Ky. (October 15, 2018) – Before I started working at Connected Nation, the terms “digital exclusion” and “Digital Divide” never crossed my mind. Why would they? I have fast, reliable internet access pretty much any time I want it. I use it every single day. Among dozens of other tasks I do online, I pay my bills, track my …

Retiree Now Able to Support Herself through Digital Works

Published on: October 10, 2018

Bowling Green, KY. (October 10, 2018) – Maureen Dunlevy is a recent retiree relying on limited income to support herself. Interested in customer service, Dunlevy found an ad in the newspaper for an online training program called Digital Works. Digital Works is an innovative workforce-development program of Connected Nation. It focuses on the growing need for workers who are trained …

New to Military Life: How Digital Works is Helping One Young Couple

Published on: October 9, 2018

Bowling Green, KY. (October 9, 2018) – Being a newlywed can be tough, especially if your spouse is states away training for the military. This was the case for Jaelyn Smith. “I needed a job that was transferable so I would be able to work anywhere,” said Smith. “This is what led me to Digital Works.” Connected Nation recently launched …

Mother of Three Finding Time for Family through New Program

Published on: September 25, 2018

Bowling Green, KY. (September 25, 2018) – Alycia Ward is a mother of three young children: a 12 year old daughter, 5 year old son, and a 3 year old son. She was looking to change career paths so she could enjoy her time with her children. “I was previously in hospitality and culinary arts but it didn’t fit my …

Finding Hope: How Digital Works Gave One Man a Fresh Start

Published on: September 21, 2018

Bowling Green, KY. (September 21, 2018) – Not long ago John Wallace found himself in a bad situation. Formerly incarcerated, and looking for a way to start over. He decided to attend the Connected Nation program Digital Works in hopes to change his life for the better. “I have made my mistake and all I was looking for was a …

Tech Today: Going Small to Get More Coverage

Published on: September 20, 2018

Bowling Green, KY. (September 20, 2018) – Just ten years after the introduction of the iPhone, we have grown accustomed to, and even dependent upon, constant cellular connectivity. Most of us don’t think about the infrastructure needed to make this 24/7 connectivity possible, however, a robust network of towers and other vertical assets keep America connected every hour of every …

Tech Today: How TV Whitespace Impacts the Internet

Published on: September 11, 2018

Bowling Green, KY. (September 11, 2018) – In rural areas of the country, people still “adjust the rabbit ears” to get better television reception. But imagine if that were your connection to the internet. While most wouldn’t be up for adjusting the antenna or wrapping tin foil on the “rabbit ears,” TV whitespace technology seeks to utilize the unused frequencies …

Connected Nation Launches Digital Job Training Program Geared to Military Spouses and Veterans

Published on: September 10, 2018

Elizabethtown, Ky. (September 10, 2018) – A pilot program from Connected Nation is now providing digital job and customer service training geared specifically for the unique needs of military spouses and veterans. A press conference was held last week in Elizabethtown to officially announce that Digital Works℠ (DW) classes were being offered near Fort Knox at Elizabethtown Community and Technical …

Upgrading McCamey, Texas: The Plan that Lead to Positive Change

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McCamey, TX (September 5, 2018) – In February of this year, the Upton County Broadband Committee released its Technology Action Plan. It took six months of work to develop. Once  complete it provided a comprehensive look at broadband and its related technologies across the county—including in McCamey, Texas. “Connected Nation helped guide us through the process,” said Alicia Sanchez, Executive …