Connected Tennessee, a Connected Nation non-profit, reaches a major milestone

Deanna Ward (left) of Connected Tennessee presents a computer to Demetria Smith during a Connected Tennessee Computer 4 Kids event. “If you want to be an athlete, you need a helmet and pads but if you want to get an education, you need a computer.” – Deanna Ward, Connected Tennessee, May 5, 2009 Earlier this month, Connected Tennessee, a Connected …

Faster Web surfing at Va. libraries sought

By The Associated Press HOT SPRINGS, Va.–Faster Internet connections in Virginia public libraries will be discussed at a 2-day meeting at The Homestead. The Virginia Opportunity Online Broadband Summit is being hosted Wednesday and Thursday by the Library of Virginia and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.Link to the story

CN’s National Policy Director Outlines the Best Practices for Closing Broadband Adoption Gaps

On Monday, Philip Brown, Connected Nation’s national policy director, was part of a roundtable session, “Increasing Demand: Best Practices for Closing the Broadband Adoption Gap,” during the TPS: Broadband Innovation conference in San Mateo, Calif. “Connected Nation was a sponsor of the Tech Policy Summit this year and was honored to share our insight into the ways Connected Nation and …

TPS: Broadband Innovation conference to feature Connected Nation’s national policy director

Today, the TPS: Broadband Innovation conference began in San Mateo, Calif, as part of the third annual, three-day Tech Policy Summit. NextGenWeb is live streaming today’s events, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PDT. Philip Brown, Connected Nation’s national policy director, will speak today (beginning at 2:15 p.m. PDT) at a roundtable session, “Increasing Demand: Best Practices for Closing the …

Supporting Connected Nation, Broadband Leaders Across the Nation File Comments with the FCC, NTIA and RUS

Washington, DC: In recent submissions to federal government agencies, the work of Connected Nation and its state initiatives prompted more than 70 submissions of support from citizens, businesses, industry and labor organizations, government and community leaders and various public interest groups. Filings consistently lauded Connected Nation’s public-private partnership model for broadband mapping and sustainable adoption programs as the best path …

Alliance for Digital Equality, Connected Nation and Communications Workers of America (CWA) Form National Partnership

WASHINGTON, DC – Three leaders in the field of national broadband deployment and adoption – the Alliance for Digital Equality, Connected Nation, and Communications Workers of America – today announced a groundbreaking partnership designed with a near-term goal of educating the American consumer about the benefits of new broadband technologies, and retraining the workforce for new job opportunities in a …

ARRA Broadband Report Presented To Government, Collaborative Efforts Top List

TMCNet Connected Nation, the Commerce Department and United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development and Utilities Services (USDA RDUP) have presented their progress, status and recommendations reports about facilitating every American citizen with broadband infrastructure as per the directives mentioned in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) 2009 to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications, …

Broadband Stimulus Should Require Maps First, Say Congressmen

Government TechnologyBy Andy OpsahlIf two congressmen get their way, the awarding of stimulus money for broadband projects would be contingent upon completion of broadband mapping. U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, recently suggested that only local governments in states with completed maps of broadband coverage should receive stimulus money for broadband projects.Link to Article

What do we earn?

The SouthernCARBONDALE – Numbers from the Illinois Department of Employment Security show the average salary of a Southern Illinois resident falls well short of the state average.Link to Article

ARRA Broadband Report Presented To Government, Collaborative Efforts Top List

TMCnetConnected Nation, the Commerce Department and United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development and Utilities Services (USDA RDUP) have presented their progress, status and recommendations reports about facilitating every American citizen with broadband infrastructure as per the directives mentioned in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) 2009 to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, …