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Registration Now Open for 2013 Nevada Broadband Summit

By Jeremy Thacker

Registration is now open for Nevada’s third annual Broadband Summit taking place November 18 in Reno!The event, called Learning in the Digital Space, will bring national, state, county, and local leaders together to discuss broadband expansion and the critical role technology is now playing in education.The one-day meeting will take place at the University of Nevada, Reno. The summit is being co-hosted by nonprofit Connect Nevada and the governor’s Nevada Broadband Task Force.In addition to speakers and interactive panels, there will be several opportunities for attendees to interact directly with grant awardees, providers, and stakeholders...

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FCC’s Lifeline Broadband Pilots Test Strategies for Promoting Broadband Adoption among Low-Income Americans

By Connected Nation

This month Connected Nation is raising awareness about digital learning programs and partners across the country. Today’s blog is shining a spotlight on the FCC Lifeline Broadband Pilot program which launched last week. These pilots are underway in several states to test how best to increase adoption of high-speed Internet among low-income Americans, a group with strikingly low adoption levels. The FCC established the Lifeline broadband pilot program last year as a competitive selection program for projects to gather data regarding what programs would result in higher adoption rates among low-income consumers.  Connected Nation is...

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Tomorrow’s Nevada Broadband Summit Available Live Via Web Stream

By Jeremy Thacker

We’re less than 24 hours away from the second annual Nevada Broadband Summit and it’s not too late to register for the event. However, if you can’t attend, you can still take part. The 2012 Summit: Connecting Communities will be streamed live via the Internet! You can also follow the day’s highlights on Twitter with hash tag #NVBroadband. Simply log onto the Connect Nevada Summit page and click on the live stream. The event will start at 10 a.m. PDT. Nearly a hundred attendees are expected at the Windmill Library tomorrow in Las Vegas for the daylong agenda that includes an exciting lineup of speakers as well as interactive sessions focusing...

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Validating Nevada’s Broadband Service

By CNV Staff

Contributor: Charlie Roodenburg We hope you enjoyed our blog yesterday about the different broadband delivery methods.  If you haven't checked it out, do so now!  Today, we're looking at how our team goes about validating the different broadband methods to provide more accurate, useful mapping of broadband availability. Validation: Our team of engineers verifies each of these platforms above by going out into the field with tools, test equipment and data.  We spend countless hours determining how accurately each platform is represented in Nevada.  This process is known as “provider validation.” To see an example of a...

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