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Connected Nation's Works Gains Recognition On CWA Blog

On the Communications Workers of America’s Speed Matters blog, Connected Nation and its work has received recognition over the last week.

Here’s a round-up:

Ohio Senator opens doors for broadband
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) recently hosted a seminar with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Connect Ohio, and broadband providers to discuss the benefits of broadband expansion. Sen. Brown and Sen. Tom Harkin, (D-IA) led early debates about and fought to secure funding for broadband access. And now that the $7.2 billion is earmarked, states and service providers are working to coordinate efforts to secure funds.
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Connected Nation moves forward in Minnesota, Nevada, Texas, Ohio
Connected Nation continues to expand its broadband initiatives in multiple states, as part of its mission to stimulate deployment and adoption of high-speed Internet to all Americans. They launched interactive broadband mapping tools in Minnesota, were designated the mapping entity in Nevada and Texas, and are making the case for broadband in Ohio.
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Arkansas libraries addressing connectivity issues
At a recent Arkansas Opportunity Online Broadband Summit in Little Rock, representatives of libraries from across the state met to develop a sustainable plan to "assure that adequate Internet bandwidth is available to all public libraries in Arkansas in the future." Twenty-seven library systems in Arkansas have one or more libraries with Internet connection speeds that don't meet the demand of patrons.
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