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Task Force Considering Collaborations

By Jeremy Thacker

  Connect Nevada is helping foster exciting progress toward broadband expansion across the state and plans were made to further that expansion during January’s Task Force meeting in Carson City.  Twenty-six members of the state Task Force explored ideas about possible broadband project collaborations. One proposal would team up Connect Nevada with the Department of Defense in areas of the state where the military is currently operating. Task Force members were also presented with a potential project opportunity with the Solace Tree. The center for grieving children, teens, and families is looking to Connect Nevada to help it extend...

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The Summit Series #6: Wired For Success - Nevada In Action

By Jeremy Thacker

  Nevada faces a number of broadband challenges that need to be addressed. The sometimes-astronomical cost of buying broadband service is a problem many rural residents and business owners face. In this sixth final installment of our 6-blog series, Wired For Success: Nevada In Action, state broadband summit panelist Kevin Hayes explains how building a solid statewide infrastructure is the first huge step toward bringing the costs down and leveling the local broadband playing field.  “What all of these grants do… what all of these projects will do is open up the competition to that and begin to solve that problem through that...

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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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