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Governor Haslam Announces Workforce Development Grant Recipients

By Jennifer Cobb

Governor Haslam's office awarded the Nashville Technology Council an $850,000 state grant to team up with Nashville State Community College, Columbia State Community College, and Vol State Community College to increase enrollment and graduation rates in their technology programs. The Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) money will help the Tech Council team deliver more skilled IT professionals to the market.

FCC Increases Broadband Speed Target

By Connected Nation

Yesterday, the FCC voted to increase the national broadband availability target from 4 Mbps down/1 Mbps up to 10 Mbps down/1 Mbps up fixed. It could mean that faster Internet speeds will be coming sooner to communities across the nation. 

Our efforts in Connected Nation states has brought quality broadband to more homes, schools, and businesses -- but as the graph below shows, there is still work to be done to meet these new goals. 

One Project in Tennessee Awarded in Rural Broadband Experiment Auction

By CTN Staff

Last Friday, the FCC released the list of the “provisional” winners of the Rural Broadband Experiment auction. The good news? One project in Tennessee have been given funding. 

Make A Difference This #GivingTuesday!

By CTN Staff

Today, millions across the United States will join together to give back and help others through the “Giving Tuesday” initiative. The goal is simple, but profound: in this season of giving, we celebrate generosity and charity by working together to help others.

That’s why today is such a perfect opportunity to take just five minutes and make an incredible impact on a child’s life.

“Computers 4 Kids” provides broadband, computers, and training to over 60,000 disadvantaged youth.

Get Free Mobile Broadband for Your Students!

By Connected Nation

We are excited to support the White House ConnectED Initiative and AT&T Aspire’s commitment to mobilize learning. AT&T is helping Title I-eligible middle and high schools receive free off-campus connectivity and related technology for their students as part of AT&T’s $100 million ConnectED Initiative pledge.

Secretary of State Tre Hargett Releases New GoVoteTN App. Election Day is Today, November 4th

By Jennifer Cobb

Just in time for Election Day, TN Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins have launched the new Tennessee Voter Smartphone App “GoVoteTN”, available in the Apple Store and in Google Play.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Jennifer Cobb

Each October, many people show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink, running 5K races and honoring loved ones who have battled breast cancer and this year, there are companies around the country who have created apps to help detect breast cancer, stay informed after a diagnosis of cancer, and send reminders on how important it is to conduct self-exams.

Join Connected Tennessee for FCC RBE Webinar October 9

By Jennifer Cobb

The FCC will host a webinar on Thursday, October 9 at 2 pm EDT. The webinar will provide information on completing Form 5610, which must be filed in order to apply for Rural Broadband Experiment funds.

To register for this webinar, interested parties should e-mail

Recent News // News Release: Connected Tennessee Computers 4 Kids Program Selected as NASCIO Annual Conference “Give Back” Recipient

Monday, October 06, 2014

CTN's Deanna Ward Serves as Keynote Speaker at AT&T Women in Telecom Golf Day

By Jennifer Cobb

Deanna Ward, Connected Tennessee’s state operations manager for the West Tennessee region, served as keynote speaker of the 9th Annual AT&T Women in Telecom (WIT) Golf Day on September 11, sharing her journey as a woman in telecom, both personally and professionally, and the importance of supporting and encouraging young women in the telecom field through mentorships and scholarship.

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