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Blog // Connect Nevada

Nevada Marks National Broadband Map 2-Year Anniversary

By CNV Staff

February 17, 2013, marked the two-year anniversary of the National Broadband Map (NBM), a tool to search, analyze, and map broadband availability across the United States. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) created and maintains the NBM, populating it with broadband datasets collected and submitted by states and territories for the State Broadband Initiative (SBI) grant program. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has also been contributing to the development and update of the NBM. The continued update and use of the NBM for economic development, federal policy, broadband expansion, as well as local...

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Connect Nevada Releases Updated Broadband Availability Estimates

By Ashley Littell

Connect Nevada has released broadband availability estimates at the statewide and county levels using the most recently published 2010 Census household data. These availability estimates reveal that 1% of Nevada households do not have access to basic broadband service of at least 768 Kbps downstream and 200 Kbps upstream. In addition, the data show that 2.7% of Nevada households do not have access to higher speeds of at least 3 Mbps downstream and 768 Kbps upstream. Broadband data gathered and submitted to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for inclusion on the National Broadband Map in October 2011 were...

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Broadband Map Goes Mobile

By Jeremy Thacker

Great news today in our efforts to bridge the digital divide: We now have the ability to access the national broadband map on mobile devices! What does it mean for Connect Nevada? As we work with communities, organizations, and local providers to assess broadband needs, we use the national broadband map to help examine what areas lack availability and how we, along with our partners, can go about bringing more broadband options to those areas.  We're also very excited about our efforts to help build this map by contributing our own research and data to the project. We encourage you to check out the new functionality at www....

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