It’s Digital Learning Month at Connected Nation!

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It’s Digital Learning Month at Connected Nation and we’re looking forward to highlighting the benefits and needs for digital learning programs, partners, and applications.   According to the FCC, 66 million people in the U.S. lack basic digital literacy skills. In addition, 15 percent of people who do not adopt broadband– 10.4 million adults – say that a lack of digital literacy …

Broadband Makes Profound Impact on Texas Economy

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Do you have any idea how much time or money using Internet services actually saves you? Thanks to new Connected Texas research, we’re getting a pretty good idea. Broadband’s Impact on your personal wallet and watch may actually shock you! The new report titled, How Broadband Impacts the Texas Economy, shows the various ways that Texas broadband adopters save money …

Google Fiber Coming to Austin

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The Texas capitol is getting a huge boost in embracing the technology of the future! Google announced last week that Google Fiber, the company’s gigabit Internet service and digital cable package, is coming to Austin in 2014. Google Fiber provides customers with broadband Internet speeds of one gigabit per second, roughly 100 times faster than the average U.S. connection! Connected …

Connected Texas Celebrates National Digital Literacy Day!

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Today is National Digital Literacy Day and we’re excited to be joining others in celebrating the progress being made to foster broadband adoption and Internet training in communities across the United States, but more work needs to be done! Millions of Americans are not online because they lack the skills and training. In fact, 15% of non-adopters say that they would subscribe …

Llano, Texas Celebrates Broadband Success!

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The City of Llano, Texas is celebrating new access to broadband Internet service! It’s a success that no one appreciates more than Jim Beasley. Beasley is the Director of Technology for the Llano Independent School District. When he took the job seven years ago, there was only one option for a landline connection, but that service wasn’t able to meet …

GIS Day 2012: Discovering the World Through GIS

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As we celebrate GIS Day today, it seems fitting that everyone’s attention has been on maps recently, especially with the election results last week and the devastation and recovery from superstorm Sandy. Perhaps without realizing it, everyone is taking advantage of the power of GIS.