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Monday, October, 27, 2014Connected Nation Presents at the Esri Telecom Meeting

An Esri Telecommunications Meeting was held last week at TDS Telecommunications headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin, with Connected Nation staff in attendance. The meeting was a great opportunity to hear from others in telecom about how geospatial technology is used in various aspects of broadband operations.Connected Nation’s Director of GIS Services, Ashley Hitt, presented on “FCC Form 477 Changes and Broadband Opportunities,” discussing how geographic information systems (GIS) make fulfilling federal reporting requirements more efficient, while also providing another mechanism to analyze broadband operations and expansion planning.“Attending...

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Thursday, October, 23, 2014Digital Works Inspiring Students: Roy Goddard

Roy Goddard is a great example of how Digital Works is inspiring the lives of others.  Roy is from Scio, Ohio and is currently attending the training at the Digital Works Carrollton facility.  He is married and has three children at home.  Roy’s limited work history resulted from staying at home with his autistic son for 11 years.  Roy became aware of the Digital Works program after meeting Lisa Porter, the Carrollton Digital Works facilitator, at a job fair in Tuscarawas County.  He soon became involved in the program and has been thriving ever since.Lisa recalled how quiet and reserved Roy was when he first started...

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