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The Summit Series #5: Wired For Success - Nevada In Action

By Jeremy Thacker

Expanding Nevada’s broadband infrastructure is a huge undertaking, but one that can be accomplished with the right community leaders working together toward the common goal. In this fifth installment of our 6-blog series, Wired For Success: Nevada In Action, Connected Nation’s Michael Ramage discusses the importance of full community involvement and highlights “informed action” as the key to success.  “One of the things that is so important is to get the entire community thinking about technology and really making it a priority. We’re looking at the entire state and there’s a large portion of the state that lives in one county. Once we...

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The Summit Series #4: Wired For Success - Nevada In Action

By Jeremy Thacker

Broadband is needed even in seemingly unrelated fields of the state’s industry sectors. That’s the a key point made by Work Force Training panelist Ryan Costella at Nevada’s first-ever broadband summit. In this fourth installment of our 6-week blog series, Wired For Success: Nevada In Action, Costella demonstrates how high-speed Internet access and skills are critical to filling jobs in an area where there will soon be lots of openings.   “Our owners, we looked out into the next five, even ten years and realized that the Baby-boomer machinists are going to be retiring and we have this giant number of skilled workers that we need to...

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The Summit Series #3: Wired For Success - Nevada In Action

By Jeremy Thacker

The Summit Series - #3: Lynn O'Mara on Opportunity Knocking Opportunity is knocking hard and fast according to Nevada Health Information Technology Coordinator Lynn O’Mara. In this third installment of our 6-week blog series, Wired For Success: Nevada In Action, O’Mara’s presentation at the state’s history-making broadband summit made it clear that it’s never been a better time to be a “Geek.” “We’re going to need somewhere in the neighborhood of about five-thousand folks – five-thousand professionals by about 2016. That also includes an estimate of what we’re going to need for all the new broadband capability that’s going in and even some...

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The Summit Series #2: Wired For Success - Nevada In Action

By Jeremy Thacker

The Summit Series - #2: Daphne DeLeon on The Turning Point to Empowerment Nevada’s first-ever broadband summit is being called a turning point for the state by Broadband Task Force Chairperson and State Librarian Daphne DeLeon. In this second installment of our 6-week blog series, Wired For Success: Nevada In Action, DeLeon points to the importance of the Summit’s attendees and other interested parties in propelling the state in the direction of new opportunities that will help empower every Nevadan. “The Broadband Task Force is committed to ensuring that all of the opportunities that we have here in Nevada to enhance access to broadband...

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