Connected Tennessee’s Mandy Hale Honored as a Woman of Influence

Published on: February 24, 2011

Nashville, TN. (February 24, 2011) – Connected Tennessee Public Relations Specialist Mandy Hale will be honored today as one of the Nashville Business Journal’s 2011 Women of Influence in the Inspiration/Mentor category. This is the publication’s fifth annual Women of Influence publication and awards luncheon celebrating 32 women in nine categories: Behind the Scenes, Community Supporter, Corporate Executive, Dynamic Duo, …

Minnesota Releases New Broadband Availability and Adoption Statistics Report

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St Paul, MN. (February 24, 2011) – The state of Minnesota made an empowering move today towards increasing high-speed Internet access and adoption across the state. The Minnesota Department of Commerce and its partner, Connect Minnesota, released an in-depth report that takes a state-wide snapshot of Minnesota’s technological landscape. The Minnesota Broadband Availability and Adoption Statistics report, now available on …

Statewide Broadband Task Force Named

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Juneau, AL. (Febuary 24, 2011) – Commissioner Susan Bell today announced the formation of a statewide broadband task force to work with the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED) on a plan to accelerate the deployment and availability of affordable broadband technology throughout the state. The 20-person task force will look at how Alaska should expand high-speed Internet to …

New Broadband Report Shows U.S. Adoption at 68%

Published on: February 18, 2011

(February 18, 2011) – Coinciding with yesterday’s launch of the National Broadband Map, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) also released a new report that may garner less attention, but is still important to the national broadband discussion. This report, titled Digital Nation: Expanding Internet Usage, shows that while between 90% and 95% of households have broadband service available …

Gov’t says up to 10 pct in US lack good Internet

Published on: February 17, 2011

Washington, D.C. (February 17, 2011) – As many as one in 10 Americans can’t get Internet connections that are fast enough for common online activities such as watching video or teleconferencing, and two thirds of schools have broadband connections that are too slow to meet their needs. Those are some of the conclusions from the Commerce Department as it unveiled …

Connected Nation Salutes Launch of Nation’s First Broadband Map

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Map is significant milestone in charting America’s broadband deployment Download Fact Sheet Watch: Brian Mefford Remarks on National Map Washington, DC. (February 17, 2011) – Today the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) is launching the National Broadband Map, which marks an important milestone in building the nation’s broadband infrastructure. The product of an intensive and …

The National Broadband Map

Published on: February 15, 2011

Bowling Green, KY. (February 17, 2011) –  the Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), will release the National Broadband Map. For the first time, the American consumer will have access to comprehensive information on broadband service availability, speed tiers, and network options to their home. And policymakers at both the state and federal level will have access …

National Teleworking Week: Connected Nation surveys show who does, and doesn’t, telework

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(February 15, 2011) – This week is National Telework Week. At Connected Nation, we have been examining teleworking statistics in our programs across the country from Alaska to Texas to Puerto Rico.   On average, 16 percent of employed adults in Connected Nation states telework, or work from home during normal business hours instead of commuting. Minnesota has the highest …

Technology Can Help Make Valentine’s Day Extra Special

Published on: February 14, 2011

(February 14, 2011) – With modern technology, there is literally no shortage of ways to make Valentine’s Day an affair to remember. From ordering flowers online to booking reservations to navigating your way through the virtual Tiffany’s rather than having to visit the actual store, saying iLoveYou has become as easy as the click of a button. Several free iPhone …