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Blog // Connect Nevada

Inaugural Board for FirstNet Public Safety Network Announced

By Connected Nation

Today the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) within the Department of Commerce announced the composition of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Board.  FirstNet was created earlier this year by Congress through the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act with the mandate to create a nationwide interoperable wireless broadband network that will enable police, firefighters, emergency medical service professionals, and other public safety officials to more effectively communicate and do their jobs.  The Act mandates the NTIA to form a FirstNet Board by August 20 comprised of 15...

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Connect Nevada Aims to Put ‘Every Community Online’

By Jeremy Thacker

Connect Nevada, in partnership with JOIN, Inc. and the Nevada State Library and Archives (NSLA), has launched the Every Community Online (ECO) program! The program offers free computer and Internet training and leaves participants eligible for discounted computers and home broadband services. More than 126,000 Nevada adults (19%) say a lack of digital skills and knowledge of how to use a computer and broadband is the main reason they don’t have broadband at home. The ECO program promises to change that by offering Nevadans a free way to learn life-changing digital skills through their local public computer centers and then be rewarded with...

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