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 …

From Dial Up to Fiber: Anchoring an Arts Community

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Marfa, Texas (September 10, 2018) – The City of Marfa is a town of  just under 2,000 people that sits in far west Texas just an hour from the Mexico border. Located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park, Marfa’s population swells with tourists because of its reputation as a cultural center for artist. “The town and the …

A Second Chance: How Digital Works Helped One Single Mom

Published on: September 7, 2018

Bowling Green, KY. (September 7, 2018) – Crystal Amesquita never expected to be in this position—recently incarcerated and struggling to find a job to support her 12-year-old son Dominic. “During my incarceration my son had made a statement to my boyfriend that he wanted to be a drug dealer, and I knew that was not the right way to live,” …

Tech Today: AT&T AirGig

Published on: September 5, 2018

Bowling Green, KY. (September 5, 2018) – In the 1930s, electricity had expanded to most urban areas in U.S., but very little electrical service existed in rural America. The Rural Electrification Act (REA) was enacted in 1936 and began the process of ensuring that electricity extended across the country and served even those in rural America. Fast forward to 2018 …

Tech Today: Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality

Published on: August 29, 2018

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, …

Tech Today: 5G Explained

Published on: August 28, 2018

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

Published on: August 27, 2018

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 …

Tech Today: Edge of Network Computing & Data Centers

Published on: August 8, 2018

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 …