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Recent News

Below are the latest news stories and press releases from Connect Nevada.
Monday, May 08, 2017

Digital Inclusion Week: Leaving No One Out of a Connected Nation

Bowling Green, Ky. (May 8, 2017) – Digital Inclusion Week runs from May 8 to May 13. The week is meant to raise awareness that all individuals and communities, including the most disadvantaged, must have access to technologies that can improve their quality of life. For Connected Nation (CN), that means ensuring that no family, individual, or...
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Monday, September 12, 2016

Meeting to discuss Internet along Hwy. 50

September 9, 2016 | The Ely Times The public is invited by Connect Nevada and the Governor’s Office of Science and Innovation to attend a meeting on Sept. 13 to discuss the challenges and future of high speed Internet along Highway 50. They will have both wholesale and last mile providers in attendance so they can work toward identifying solutions...
Monday, July 18, 2016

USDA Brings Broadband to Nevada’s Frontier Towns

July 12, 2016 | Sparks Tribune | By Kelly Clark People living in small Nevada towns, like Dyer, Lund, Duckwater, Mina, Currant and Tuscarora, have been waiting a long time for Internet to arrive. In these rural areas, broadband signal once was out of the question. Now, at least in a few towns, that has changed for good. When work began...
Monday, March 14, 2016

Rural communities working for better broadband

By Ben For rural businesses to evolve and be strong in today’s economy, it’s increasingly critical for them to have access to reliable and fast Internet. Communities that offer top level broadband are positioned to attract companies and provide good jobs for residents. Those that do not will likely be overlooked and left...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

News Release: Nevada Broadband Task Force, Connect Nevada Release State Broadband Action Plan

Plan highlights goals, action items for continued broadband adoption, access, use Explore the Plan Carson City, NV – The Nevada Broadband Task Force, in collaboration with Connect Nevada, has developed a comprehensive statewide broadband action plan. The plan is being released today in conjunction with the Nevada Association of Counties...
Thursday, September 18, 2014

News Release: Significant Number of Nevada Businesses Lack Backup Internet Service

Connect Nevada business survey results released during regional broadband planning workshops Carson City, NV – New research released this week by Connect Nevada shows that 32,000 Internet-connected Nevada businesses don’t have redundant or backup Internet service. This means that if anything were to happen to their Internet service, they...
Thursday, June 19, 2014

News Release: Connect Nevada’s New Broadband Availability Figures Show Overall Speed Growth

More than 95 percent of Nevada households have access to 10 Mbps download speeds Media Contact: Jessica Ditto                                        ...
Thursday, May 08, 2014

News Release: Connected Nation Releases New Training Platform to Boost Digital Learning

‘Drive’ Portal Unveiled at SHLB Conference in DC Watch Drive Video Access Drive WASHINGTON, DC – This week during the SHLB Coalition's 2014 Annual Conference Connected Nation is promoting the launch of its new digital learning platform called Drive: Your Digital Learning Hub. The Drive learning platform is aimed at closing...
Thursday, April 24, 2014

News Release: Residential Broadband Adoption in Nevada Surpasses National Average

Adoption in Nevada up by 6 percentage points since 2012 RENO – Connect Nevada today released new data showing that broadband adoption in Nevada surpasses the national average, with 81% of households subscribing to broadband service in 2013, up from 75% in 2012. According to the Pew Research Center, the national broadband adoption rate in...
Friday, December 20, 2013

News Release: Nevada Welcomes Churchill as Certified Connected Community

Churchill County seeks to promote economic development with new technology designation Download the Plan Churchill, NV – Churchill County, Nevada is officially a Connect Nevada certified Connected community. Fourteen counties are currently involved in some stage of the Connected program. Churchill County is the state’s...