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FCC Announces Rural Broadband Experiments Webinar

By Jennifer Cobb

Recently, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing a webinar to aid Rural Broadband Experiment applicants in filling out Form 5610.  This form, recently approved by the Office of Management and Budget, will be used by applicants interested in bidding on the Rural Broadband Experiments.

The webinar is scheduled for Monday, September 29, 2014, at 2 p.m. EDT. More webinar information and application form details will be made available by the FCC shortly.

Connected Tennessee Releases 2014 Business Survey Results

By Jennifer Cobb

Connected Tennesses released its business survey results Thursday revealing Tennessee businesses earned over $37 billion dollars in online sales in 2013; 81% of Tennessee businesses now use broadband, up 5 percentage points from 2013; and many businesses cite training, tech knowledge as important for new employees.

Recent News // News Release: Connected Tennessee’s Business Survey Reveals State Businesses Earned More Than $37 Billion From Online Sales

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Connected Tennessee Computers 4 Kids (C4K) Program Selected for NASCIO Annual Conference Give Back

By Jennifer Cobb

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) will be hosting its annual conference in Nashville September 28-October 1 at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

Google Event in Jackson, TN - August 13

By Jennifer Cobb

U. S. Senator Bob Corker’s office is partnering with Google to bring Tennessee Get Your Business Online to Jackson, Tennessee on Wednesday, August 13. 


Google’s Tennessee Get Your Business Online - Jackson Event

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT

The Aeneas Building

405 East College Street

Jackson, TN 38301


This event is free and open to the public. Tennesseans are encouraged to register in advance for the event.

Connected Tennessee Featured on Local WAY-FM Radio

By Jennifer Cobb

Connected Tennessee was recently selected to be highlighted by local radio station 88.7/89.9 WAY-FM as its “Mid-South Spotlight” as Corey Johns, Connected Tennessee’s executive director, sat with host Betty Rock sharing Connected Tennessee’s mission and goals.

Events // Webinar: FCC Rural Broadband Experiments

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Please join Connected Nation for a webinar discussing FCC Rural Broadband Experiments Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:00pm ET

Carol Mattey, Deputy Chief, FCC Wireline Competition Bureau
Tom Koutsky, Chief Policy Counsel, Connected Nation

Click here to Register

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Connecting Communities With LiveOps

By Connected Nation

Our teams across the nation are working with local providers and governments to bridge the digital divide in underserved areas -- particularly across rural America.

None of the progress we've made would be possible without great partners, like our friends at LiveOps! 

Survey Reveals Connectivity is More Important Than Hygiene

By Jennifer Cobb

What is one thing you won’t leave the house before doing? Bathing? Washing your face? Brushing your teeth? Well, 96 percent of young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 will forgo brushing their teeth if it means they will lose out on precious time with their phones.

Bank of America recently conducted a survey asking people to rank the importance of mobile phone connectivity against personal hygiene, television, and drinking coffee and here are those results from the survey:

Happy 4th of July: The Technology Behind Fireworks

By Jennifer Cobb

Each year on July 4, as a way to honor Independence Day, the standard celebration has involved an awe-inspiring fireworks display. Tomorrow evening, there is sure to be many a fireworks display across the country, but did you know that fireworks originated in China? In fact, China is actually the largest manufacturer and exporter of fireworks in the world. 

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