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Connected Nation helps Ohio Develop priorities for broadband funds

Connect Ohio is facilitating countywide meetings across the state of Ohio with broadband stakeholders to identify needs and priorities for broadband stimulus funding. The meetings bring together representatives from schools, libraries, government, law enforcement, health care, tourism, community groups, and Internet service providers. Read More »

Texas Begins Planning Process to Expand Statewide Broadband Access

The Texas Department of Agriculture and the Public Utility Commission have announced that, together, they are taking steps to extend broadband Internet access to all Texans. Read More »

Half of Tennessee on wrong side of digital divide

The lack of broadband access and adoption in Tennessee - as elsewhere - creates a significant disadvantage for state residents and businesses, as reported in The Tennessean. Read More »

Broadband reliant smart grid technology to save electricity

In his "rebuilding America" plan, President Obama pushed smart grid technology to the forefront - citing it as a way not only to eliminate power outages, but also as a mechanism for job creation and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. However, none of that will be possible without broadband Internet connections. Read More »

What is broadband?

In order to determine who is eligible for grant money from the broadband programs in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is trying to define “broadband,” “unserved” and “underserved.” Read More »

Three leaders in broadband adoption and deployment join forces

The Communication Workers of America, the Alliance for Digital Equality, and Connected Nation announced a groundbreaking partnership on Monday, April 27, 2009. The three leaders in broadband advocacy will work together to educate "the American consumer about the benefits of new broadband technologies, and retraining the workforce for new job opportunities in a variety of tech-related fields," according to a joint press release. Read More »

Lack of high-speed Internet hurts business

Connie Toops cannot do her job well because of her inability to get high-speed Internet access. Read More »

Broadband experts from Southeast states discuss future of high-speed Internet

Experts from all corners of the Southeast United States gathered at Benedict College earlier this month to discuss the state of broadband in their states and ways to further their interests. Read More »

Life without Internet access

In many regions of the United States, people live without regular Internet access, or lack equipment and training to get online and benefit from the vast array of opportunities that the Internet provides. Read More »

FCC takes first step to develop national broadband plan

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to develop a national broadband plan, due to Congress by February 17, 2010. As a first step, the FCC published a Notice of Inquiry on April 8 seeking public comment on the national broadband plan. Read More »

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