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Below are the latest news stories and press releases from Connect Nevada.
Thursday, April 18, 2013

News Release: Lander County Leaders Join Innovative Broadband Expansion Effort

Area leaders enlist in Connected program to bridge technology gap, boost economy, and pave way for improved quality of life Battle Mountain, NV – Lander County leaders have enrolled their community in an innovative program that seeks to boost the local economy and quality of life for residents through increased access, adoption, and use of...
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

News Release: Connect Nevada Seeks Nominations for Broadband Hero Awards

Nominations of Individuals, Schools, Organizations, and Others Due by May 16 Carson City, NV – Know a person, community, or organization that is promoting innovative uses of technology in Nevada? If so, please submit a nomination to Connect Nevada! The statewide nonprofit initiative is currently seeking nominations for its 2013 Broadband Hero...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

News Release: Mobile Broadband Putting 800,000 Nevadans Online Daily

Download the Report Report spotlights mobile Internet’s growing importance while also revealing deep digital divide among key groups of Nevadans Carson City, NV – Today, Connect Nevada is releasing a new report focusing on mobile broadband adoption and use across the state. The new research comes in conjunction with the Douglas County...
Thursday, March 14, 2013

News Release: High-Speed Internet is Catching on Across Nevada, Both at Home and on Mobile Devices

Connect Nevada annual survey reveals 75% of residents now subscribing to broadband service, up from 67% in 2011 Carson City – Connect Nevada today released new data showing that broadband adoption in Nevada is increasing, with 75% of residents now subscribing to broadband service, up from 67% in 2011. Mobile broadband usage also increased...
Thursday, February 21, 2013

News Release: Many Rural Nevada Businesses Missing Out on Benefits of Technology

Report finds costly gap between technology adoption and how the technology is used Download Report Carson City, NV – Both rural and non-rural Nevada businesses use computers at a similar rate, but rural businesses are much more likely to be missing out on the added profits that can come from having a website and allowing employees to telework....
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

News Release: Lyon County Announces Comprehensive Technology Action Plan

Lyon County Announces Comprehensive Technology Action Plan Silver Springs, NV – Lyon County, Nevada now has an action plan to make way for greater technology use across the community and pave the way for a brighter economic future. The Technology Action Plan was unveiled as part of Lyon County’s participation in the Connected...
Monday, January 07, 2013

Douglas County first in state to win broadband certification

By Anne Knowles/North Nevada Business Weekly Douglas County has added another feather to its economic development cap. The northern Nevada county is the first in the state to be certified as a Connected Community from Connect Nevada, the state affiliate of Connected Nation, a nonprofit advocating for widespread broadband access. Read more from...
Friday, December 14, 2012

News Release: Nevada Welcomes First Certified Connected Community

Douglas County proclaims commitment to economic development and quality of life with Connected community certification Connect Nevada Program Manager Lindsey Niedzielski (left) and Technology Advisor Ariel Martinez (right) present Connected certification to Community Champion and Douglas County Emergency Services...
Monday, December 10, 2012

News Release: Nevada Gets New Access Figures, First Certified Connected Community

New broadband access figures show 96.95% of Nevada households have access to fixed broadband at advertised speeds of at least 3 Mbps download as Nevada prepares for first certified Connected community Explore the numbers Use the Interactive Map Print State Maps Carson City, NV – New research unveiled today by Connect Nevada snapshots the latest...
Thursday, November 15, 2012

News Release: E-Learning Offers Nevadans Key to Closing a Critical Education Gap

Download Report Report finds nearly half of Nevada Internet users go online to learn Carson City, NV – According to a new report released today from Connect Nevada, 747,000 Nevadans now go online for educational purposes. In fact, the Nevada System of Higher Education reports the number of Nevada college students using online learning is up 438%...