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Connected Nation Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Bowling Green, KY. (February 28, 2011) - Connected Nation, a national leader in U.S. broadband acceleration, has named John Hamm its Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Hamm will lead Connected Nation’s finance group providing strategic vision and accountability for all financial aspects of Connected Nation’s operations and business development. Connected Nation is a national pioneer and leader in the effort to expand broadband with a footprint that reaches 30 states. Connected Nation is the largest single contributor to the milestone National Broadband Map being managed by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Federal Communications Commission.

“We are excited about the addition of John to our team as he brings with him more than twenty years of demonstrated experience in financial management, reporting and analysis, due diligence, forecasting, corporate accounting, and strategic and financial planning,” said Connected Nation CEO Brian Mefford. “John’s proven expertise will further ensure we maintain the highest level of financial accountability and compliance while maximizing our impact as we continue to expand our vital mission across the country with public and private partners.”

Hamm was most recently CFO Partner at Tatum, LLC in Nashville, Tennessee. Tatum is one of the largest executive services firms providing executive level finance and operational guidance to more than 6,000 domestic and international clients.

“I am delighted to join the Connected Nation team. The expansion of broadband access and the ability to enhance the flow of knowledge and information is vitally important to society today,” Hamm said. “Connected Nation is uniquely qualified to assist our partners expand the reach and the impact of broadband services to communities and groups nationwide.”

Hamm has also previously served in executive level positions with Healthspring, Emdeon Business Services, Viacom, and CBS Cable.

Hamm, who is a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Financial Manager, has an MBA from West Virginia University and a BS from Wheeling Jesuit University.

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