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Nevada Gets First Certified Connected Community

By Jeremy Thacker

New research unveiled by Connect Nevada snapshots the latest broadband availability across the state just as Douglas County residents prepare to celebrate an important technology certification. Douglas County is officially being designated Nevada’s very first certified Connected community! The Douglas County Technology Team has been working with Connect Nevada to assess the local broadband landscape, identify gaps, and establish actionable goals and objectives to increase broadband access, adoption, and use for communities, families, organizations, and businesses throughout Douglas County. The event to celebrate this benchmark is set for:...

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Douglas County Becoming Nevada’s First Certified Connected Community!

By Jeremy Thacker

It's official - Nevada is getting its first certified Connected community!The Douglas County Technology Team has been working with Connect Nevada to assess the local broadband landscape, identify gaps, and establish actionable goals and objectives to increase broadband access, adoption, and use for communities, families, organizations, and businesses throughout Douglas County.Now, the ceremony to celebrate this benchmark of the process is set for December 13!WHEN:Thursday, December 1310:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.WHERE:Douglas County Emergency Operations Center1694 County RoadMinden, NV 89423Please RSVP by Friday, December 7 to Ariel Martinez...

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Second Annual Nevada Summit Proves a Big Success

By Jeremy Thacker

Leaders from across Nevada are putting new energy into expanding local broadband services! This week’s State Broadband Summit made a big impact as Connect Nevada works toward making sure every resident has the computer and Internet skills they need to succeed in today’s economy. The state’s second annual Summit, called Connecting Communities, drew nearly a hundred attendees to the Windmill Library in Las Vegas as well as dozens of viewers who watched the event via live web stream. Job creation, economic development, and digital literacy were the main themes of the day. Several speakers took the stage including Nevada State Senator Ruben...

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Nevada Tribes Getting Connected

By Jeremy Thacker

Three Nevada tribes are now taking steps to get Connected to broadband through the Connect Nevada initiative! Leaders for the Duckwater Shoshone, Walker River Paiute, and Washoe tribes are all say they’re ready to take action in bringing quality high-speed Internet to their tribal lands.   The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California is already actively participating in the Connected assessment process being conducted in Douglas County. The tribe is currently gathering data for the Adoption section of the community assessment. The Washoe Tribe is headquartered in Gardnerville, NV and owns about 64,000 acres of land in different parcels...

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