Small Business Saturday

Published on: November 28, 2018

Today is Small Business Saturday and we’re encouraging our friends to help us celebrate by supporting small local businesses in your community!  Even though these businesses are small, they’re using technology to make a big impact on their local economies. We’re doing our part by connecting these businesses and giving them the tools to succeed. 
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Texas 2020 Vision in Progress

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The Texas Economic Development Council‘s 2013 Annual Conference, “Texas 2020 Vision,” is underway in San Antonio. Connected Texas is an exhibiting sponsor this year. The Annual Conference program has already offered several highlights, including several new Texas communities being introduced to the Connected community certification program. Connected Texas has also been able to showcase the new Digital Works model coming soon to …

Texas 2020 Vision Set for San Antonio

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Connected Texas will be an exhibiting sponsor at the Texas Economic Development Council‘s 2013 Annual Conference “2020 Vision.” The event is set for October 16-18, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency hotel (on the Riverwalk) in San Antonio. The Annual Conference program includes general sessions, breakout sessions, peer group roundtables, community economic development award’s luncheon, new member orientation, board of director’s meeting, exhibitor hall, …

One Year Later, Dozens of Communities Connected

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This month marks one year since Charlevoix County, MI became the first Connected certified community in the country. We’ve commemorated the event in style by celebrating the country’s ninth Connected community – Van Wert County, OH. A rural county located on the southern edge of northwest Ohio’s rich agricultural region, Van Wert County has a large number of residents employed …

Commitments Announced for FCC’s Connect America Fund: Phase 1

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On August 20, larger (“price cap”) local telephone companies began making commitments to the FCC to build out fixed broadband service to thousands of homes and businesses that do not have access to broadband service today. These commitments are part of the Phase I of the FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF), which offers one-time, per-location payments to these providers to …

WATCH: Digital Inclusion in Texas Conference

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This spring’s Digital Inclusion in Texas Conference and Colloquium was a two-day event packed with information and ideas. Now, the entire conference is available to watch online through the

Texans Spend $111 Billion a Year Online

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Texans like to shop! And now more than ever, they’re turning to the Internet to make purchases. A new Texas Online Shopping snapshot is providing some interesting insights into e-commerce across the state. For example: Texans use the Internet to place 172 million orders per year worth $111 billion! Texans place an average of 9 online orders in a year …