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Tips for Internet Safety

By Jennifer Cobb

Internet safety is on everyone’s minds these days, and that’s a good thing. More than ever, broadband connections serve communications, commerce, and entertainment functions.  Personal privacy and protection is a vital part of any of these functions and many other Internet-based activities. Here are a few tips according to an Internet Safety for Adults article posted online:

Keep your personal information private

Futbol frenzy brings boost to TV & Online Traffic

By Jennifer Cobb

One week ago today, FIFA’s World Cup 2014 kicked off in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, with Brazil besting Croatia by a score of 3-1. The exciting news for those in tech, television, and online is the fact that this year’s World Cup digital viewing will top the 2010 event, when ESPN3.com delivered 15.7 million viewing hours, and Univision pumped 10 million hours of live video via UnivisionFutbol.com.

Tennessee a national leader for residential gigabit broadband

By Jennifer Cobb

Last week, Tennessee released its updated broadband availability figures in conjunction with the Southland Conference on technology, entrepreneurship and southern culture. These new figures are highlighted by the nearly 1 in 10 Tennesseans who now have broadband speeds of 1 Gbps (“gigabit”) or greater available to their home or residence. Gigabit broadband is around 100 times faster than today's average residential broadband Internet download speed. 

Recent News // News Release: Connected Tennessee Releases Updated Broadband Availability Figures

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Rutherford County Joins Innovative Broadband Expansion Effort; Enlists Connected Tennessee to Assist with FCC Grant Application Development

By Jennifer Cobb

Rutherford County leaders have enrolled their community in an innovative program that seeks to boost the local economy and quality of life for residents though increased access, adoption, and use of broadband, and have also enlisted the assistance of Connected Tennessee with completing an FCC grant application to support the extension of broadband Internet to unserved and underserved areas of the county.

Recent News // News Release: Rutherford County Joins Innovative Broadband Expansion Effort; Enlists Connected Tennessee to Assist with FCC Grant Application Development

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Metro Nashville, MNPS, & Connected Tennessee Host Landmark “Anytime Access for All” Education Technology & Connectivity Leadership Summit

By Jennifer Cobb

On Wednesday, May 21, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and Connected Tennessee hosted a day-long event for local leaders from business, education, technology, community and civic organizations to launch a conversation for bridging Nashville’s digital divide for MNPS students who leave school each afternoon and return to homes without technology or broadband service. 

Metro Government, MNPS, Connected Tennessee to host Metro Nashville ‘Anytime Access for All’ Leadership Summit at Music City Center May 21

By Jennifer Cobb

What do AT&T, Google, Dell, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Samsung (and more!) have in common?  They are all confirmed for the Metro Nashville “Anytime Access for All” Leadership Summit at Music City Center on Wednesday, May 21. 

The Anytime Access for All initiative has 3 objectives:

Recent News // News Release: Connected Nation Releases New Training Platform to Boost Digital Learning

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Connected Tennessee Supports Expressions of Interest Filed in FCC Rural Broadband Experiment Program

By Connected Nation

A number of providers in Tennessee have filed Expressions of Interest for the FCC’s Rural Broadband Experiment program, many utilizing the maps, data, and expertise of Connected Tennessee.

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