State Broadband Inventories and FCC Estimates

Published on: January 20, 2011

By Sarah Graham, Communications Specialist, Connected Nation (January 20, 2011) – With the national broadband map on its way for release next month, a wealth of never-before gathered information on the state of broadband in America will be open for discussion. Speed data, we believe, will be particularly important to examine. The FCC estimates that 95% of national households have …

Broadband Mapping Key to Informing the USF Debate

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By Raquel Noriega, Director Public Policy, Connected Nation Legislating Broadband Policy panel at the 2011 State of Net Conference featuring John Branscome, Senate Transportation & Commerce Committee; Roger Sherman, House Committee on Energy & Commerce; Brian Hendricks, Senate Transportation , Science & Commerce Committee; Neil Fried, Energy & Commerce Committee; and Kim Hart, Politico Reporter and Moderator. Bowling Green, KY. …

Putnam County District Library Chosen as Grant Sub-recipient, Receives New Computers from Connect Ohio

Published on: January 19, 2011

Library receives 8 new desktop computers to aid statewide program providing more than 200,000 Ohioans with free computer training Columbus OH. (January 19, 2011) – Connect Ohio is pleased to announce Putnam County District Library is a partner in the statewide Every Citizen Online broadband training project. Connect Ohio distributed 8 new HP Omni desktop computers to library director Kelly …

Broadband Infrastructure Varies Greatly By State

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(January 19, 2011) – The state of the nation’s broadband infrastructure is taking center stage this week in Washington, D.C., where the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee is holding its 2011 State of the Net Conference. Participants are getting a first-hand look at new research results from Connected Nation, and one of the revelations from the nonprofit organization is just …

Connected Nation at 2011 State of the Net Conference: Day 1

Published on: January 18, 2011

Washington, DC. (January 18, 2011) – Connected Nation is at the 2011 State of the Net Conference, sponsored by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee, which runs January 18 and 19 in Washington, D.C. The 2011 State of the Net Conference features in-depth discussions with leading Internet policy experts and panel tracks focusing on privacy/security, telecommunications regulation, intellectual property, and …

Connected Nation Among Best Places to Work in 2011

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Frankfort, KY. (January 18, 2011) – Connected Nation, a leading national nonprofit technology services organization, has been selected as one of the best places to work in Kentucky for 2011. The honor was announced today by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management State Council, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, and Best Companies Group. Connected Nation, with a program footprint …

Rural Broadband Lag Shows Need for Special Solutions

Published on: January 14, 2011

Bowling Green, KY. (January 13, 2011) – On Thursday, January 13, 2011, the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association released a study based on survey results from its member companies, which include “over 570 small and rural telephone cooperatives and commercial companies.” In its study, NTCA reports that 100% of its respondents reported offering broadband services, but that only 55% of customers …

ConnectKentucky to honor the Commonwealth’s technology leaders

Published on: January 13, 2011

Annual Tech Day, sponsored by CBTS, to be held at Great American Ball Park Frankfort, KY. (January 13, 2011)— ConnectKentucky will again honor the Commonwealth’s technology leaders at its 2011 Tech Day on April 29, 2011. The 5th annual awards will be presented at a new venue – Great American Ball Park before the Cincinnati Reds host the Florida Marlins. …

Training Seniors for the Digital Revolution, one Facebook profile at a time

Published on: January 12, 2011

By Sarah Graham, Communications Specialist, Connected Nation Bowling Green, KY. (January 12, 2011) – Here at Connected Nation, we are always on the lookout for cool and telling stories of the digital revolution. In an article in today’s Wall Street Journal, we found one. The article, Teens Take Elders to Tech Boot Camp, outlined some unique programs training seniors in …

Broadband at Schools and Libraries: Insights from the FCC’s E-Rate Evaluation

Published on: January 7, 2011

by Tom Koutsky, Chief Policy Counsel, Connected Nation Washington, DC. (January 7, 2011) – A report by the Federal Communications Commission released this week highlights the challenges that our nation’s schools and libraries continue to face in delivering and utilizing advanced broadband services and technologies. The FCC surveyed 5,000 school and library recipients of its “E-Rate” funding, which annually provides …