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Many Rural Nevada Businesses Missing Out on Broadband Boost

By CNV Staff

Broadband is helping rural Nevada bring in sales revenues, according to Connect Nevada’s new report. Connect Nevada’s 2011 Business Technology Assessment shows that online sales make up approximately $320 million in revenue for rural Nevada businesses each year, and this number will only go up as more businesses get connected to high-speed Internet. Yet despite the benefits that come with using this technology, many rural businesses are still offline. Connect Nevada’s new report, Technology Use among Rural Nevada Businesses, shows that rural Nevada businesses have adopted technology at a rate similar to businesses in non-rural parts of the...

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Rural Broadband Barriers Revealed at Annual WSSA Conference

By Jeremy Thacker

Scholars are taking home a better understanding of the Nevada and Texas broadband landscape thanks to an important conference last week in Houston. Connect Nevada’s Chris McGovern and Elizabeth Riesser were on hand at the 54th Annual Conference of the Western Social Science Association (WSSA) to shed light on the reasons why people in rural areas do or do not use broadband across the states. Presenting from their paper, “Choosing to Connect: Broadband Adoption and Barriers in Rural Texas and Nevada” the pair examined the barriers that prevent people from subscribing to the life-changing service. Right now, only 49% of rural residents in...

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Nevada Economy SET for New Success

By Jeremy Thacker

Connect Nevada is excited to support a new partnership that is aimed at getting rural areas SET for new economic success! SET – Stronger Economies Together – recently launched its regional team in Fallon. Its goal is to develop a plan for an eight county area of the Western Nevada Development District. The SET team is charged with creating an economic plan for the region, complete a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) that will enhance each community’s ability to apply for funds, and develop understanding and skill in economic development processes through hands-on training. SET is a national training curriculum to assist...

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