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National Spotlight Shines on Nevada Broadband Expansion

By Jeremy Thacker

The nation’s top broadband official is in Nevada today celebrating new high-speed Internet expansion!

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is doing the official ribbon-cutting on projects that will bring new broadband service to more than 6,000 Nevada households that are currently unserved.

The Chairman’s first Nevada stop is the town of Garderville where the FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF) will help Frontier Communications provide high-speed Internet access to 423 households that are currently unserved.

After a ribbon-cutting on that project, the Chairman will travel to Douglas County, Nevada where Frontier is in the process of extending broadband coverage to more than 5,700 households in the Sierra Mountains and Lake Tahoe region.

Tammy James with Douglas County Technology Services is excited to see the opportunities coming to her region:

“Technology opens the door to the future. From healthcare to education, agriculture to business - everything we do now, we can do better, faster and more efficiently. Making high-speed broadband technology a reality for Douglas County residents places a world of opportunities at their fingertips.”

Douglas County is already an active participant in the Connect Nevada Connected community program. County leaders are focusing on creating a custom broadband expansion plan for the region and expanding Internet access, adoption, and use among residents and businesses.

The FCC Chairman is spotlighting the work in the Silver State as critical to paving the way for a brighter economic future and higher quality of life for Nevada residents.

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