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Nevada Broadband Maps Could Play Future Olympic Role

By Jeremy Thacker

Nevada is exploring the idea of hosting the 2026 Winter Olympic Games and the state’s broadband maps could prove an important piece of the bidding puzzle!

Nevada and California recently joined forces to create an official Lake Tahoe Winter Games Exploratory Committee for the 2026 games. The idea is to bring the international event to the Tahoe area. But, to do that, the committee has to know that the region can be ready to host all the needs the Olympic games would require.

With that in mind, Nevada and California representatives recently joined forces to create an official Lake Tahoe Basin Broadband Task Force after a presentation by Connect Nevada. One of the primary reasons for Tahoe’s interest in broadband outside of bringing broadband to residents is to support the mission of bidding for the Olympics.

“The timing is right for Californians and Nevadans to come together and seriously explore bringing the Winter Olympic Games to the Tahoe region. Our new committee is the evolution of years of work by many people and if the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) decides to bid on the Winter Games, we will be ready to showcase the Tahoe region’s scenic majesty and winter games capabilities.” - Nevada Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki

Adequate broadband would be needed to support all the media, athletes, and fans that the games would bring. Therefore, Connect Nevada’s continuously updating state broadband inventory maps could play a crucial role in proving Nevada can handle it’s share of the Olympic broadband demand.

The Tahoe area has hosted the Winter Olympics before. The 1960 games were held in Squaw Valley, California just across Lake Tahoe from Nevada.

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