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Nevada Gets First Certified Connected Community

By Jeremy Thacker

New research unveiled by Connect Nevada snapshots the latest broadband availability across the state just as Douglas County residents prepare to celebrate an important technology certification.

Douglas County is officially being designated Nevada’s very first certified Connected community!

The Douglas County Technology Team has been working with Connect Nevada to assess the local broadband landscape, identify gaps, and establish actionable goals and objectives to increase broadband access, adoption, and use for communities, families, organizations, and businesses throughout Douglas County.

The event to celebrate this benchmark is set for:

December 13 at 10:30 a.m.

Douglas County Emergency Operations Center

1694 County Road

Minden, NV 89423

RSVP - [email protected]

The important work of the Connected initiative is emphasized by today’s report. Among the findings of the new broadband availability research are:

  • 96.95% of Nevada households now have access to fixed broadband at advertised speeds of 3 Mbps download/768 Kbps upload which means approximately 30,700 households are in areas eligible for Connect America Fund broadband deployment subsidies.
  • 94.88% of rural households in Nevada have access to fixed broadband of at least 768 Kbps download/200 Kbps upload, leaving 6,000 rural households unable to connect to basic fixed high-speed Internet.
     
  • Only 22.31% of Nevada households have access to fixed broadband speeds of at least 100 Mbps download/1.5 Mbps upload.

Note: The data in this report are subject to data validation.

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