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03-26-08
Connected Nation Joins U.S. Delegation to Asia-Pacific Cooperation's Telecom Working Group in Tokyo
By kasey.mccrary
Tokyo, Japan: As part of the U.S. delegation to APEC, Connected Nation joined with delegates from 21 international economies to provide expert testimony in the seminar "Using ICT for Rural Community Capacity Building," part of the 37th meeting of the APEC Telecommunications and Information Working Group. Brian Mefford, CEO of Connected Nation, presented the experiences of Connected Nation in promoting ICT tools and applications to expand broadband adoption and capacity building in rural communities."It is an honor to present the Connected Nation model to the distinguished APEC delegations representing numerous economies around the world," Mefford said. "The need for broadband-enabled opportunity is a universal concern. Advanced technologies allow people to connect to the global economy to conduct commerce, share cultures and promote sustainability."APEC is committed to connecting rural and indigenous communities through ICT tools and applications "to create opportunities to learn...
02-20-08
Possibilities of broadband encourage legislation
By kasey.mccrary
Today, Connected Nation released "The Economic Impact of Stimulating Broadband Nationally," a report detailing the potential state-by-state impact of legislation to accelerate broadband access and use. The report's findings suggest that the U.S. could realize an economic impact of $134 billion annually by accelerating broadband availability and use across all states.The report measures the impact of Connected Nation's first state-based program, ConnectKentucky. Kentucky has experienced a rate of growth in broadband adoption that is measurably higher than the nation. Over a three year period, Kentucky experienced an 83% rate of growth in broadband adoption while the national trend was 57%. By surveying consumer savings in time, miles driven and healthcare and by calculating broadband penetration's impact on job creation/retention, the report projects the estimated annual economic benefit for Kentucky. From this data, the study extrapolates the economic impact of modest growth in...
02-18-08
BRIEFING: The Economic Impact of Stimulating Broadband Nationally
By kasey.mccrary
Connected Nation is hosting a joint briefing with Communications Workers of America and the Alliance for Public Technology on Thursday, February 21st at noon in the HC 5 Room in the US Capital. During this briefing, Connected Nation will be releasing a cutting-edge economic impact study. Representatives from each organization will be on hand to discuss the findings. Please join us! Directions to the US Capital, HC-5 Room Go to the South Entrance of the Capitol located at New Jersey and Independence Avenues, SW. After going through security, give your name and ID at the adjacent desk (Sergeant in Arms) to receive a building badge. HC-5 is located on the lower level; go to the center dome, go down the stairs to the left and follow the signs to HC-5. Please give yourself time to go through security. The closest metro station is Capitol South (Orange and Blue lines).