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Nevada Mom’s Free AlertID Tool for Public Safety Becomes National Network

By Jeremy Thacker

The AlertID system is making a deep impact on the safety of communities across Nevada and around the nation! Keli Wilson is the Nevada mom who took an experience with a terrifying event and created a solution. After experiencing the pain of being temporarily separated from her three kids, Keli launched AlertID as a social network to help locate lost or missing children. Since 2009, the network has quickly grown into a system that has proven to help reduce crime while improving safety and security for children, families and entire communities across the country! AlertID works by linking entire communities and providing information, including...

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Computer Centers Offering New Free Access in February

By Jeremy Thacker

New calendars with new hours, new classes, and a new information phone number are ready to help residents in Dayton and Silver Springs with free access to computers. The centers offer a variety of classes each week that help with everything from computer basics to using Microsoft Word and the Internet. There are also several classes offered for Spanish speakers. The new information number is (775) 544-1007. For information on the Dayton Public Computer Center, click here. For information on the Silver Springs Public Computer Center, click here. And for the very latest on broadband news in Nevada, make sure to keep up with Connect Nevada....

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NTIA Announces Federal Funding Opportunity for the State and Local Implementation Grant Program

By Connected Nation

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced yesterday the much awaited Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO ) for the State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP).  With this, NTIA commences the key state-level planning process that will support the construction of a national public safety mobile broadband network (PSBN). The program was created by Congress in 2012 under the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 to assist state, local, and tribal governments with planning for a nationwide interoperable PSBN.  This grant will allow states to undertake the...

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Connected Nation Kicks Off Public Safety Month

By Connected Nation

Connected Nation is committing to improve communities through greater broadband adoption, access, and use. This February, we’re kicking-off our Public Safety Month to highlight the ways in which broadband is supporting police departments, hospitals, and fire departments as they protect our families and save lives. We’re looking forward to highlighting how high-speed Internet is helping promote better public safety, but we need your help today.  Share your story about how the Internet, mobile broadband, or other technology helped you in an emergency situation. Our organization plays a key role in providing first responders and...

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