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Wednesday, November, 19, 2014Connected Nation Marks GIS Day 2014

Today is GIS Day, an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. Connected Nation continues to achieve part of its mission through the use of GIS to create maps and conduct analyses that impact the digital divide. You can check out our story map which highlights some of our key initiatives.In October, Connected Nation submitted its 10th and final round of broadband datasets for nine states and one U.S. territory to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as part of the State Broadband Initiative...

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Wednesday, November, 19, 2014Nevada Broadband Task Force, Connect Nevada Release State Broadband Action Plan

Today, the Nevada Broadband Task Force, in conjunction with Connect Nevada, has released its comprehensive statewide broadband action plan. This plan calls for a continued commitment to broadband adoption, access, and use across the state including the creation of an “Office of Broadband Coordination,” which was identified as the top priority by the Task Force and other stakeholders.This office would help:Identify and help secure federal and other funding for access, adoption, and use projects (such as federal grants).Establish expectations for broadband service in the state.Help eliminate redundancies in state governance...

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