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Residential Broadband Adoption in Tennessee Surpasses National Average

By Jennifer Cobb

Connected Tennessee recently released new data showing that broadband adoption in Tennessee surpasses the national average, with 72% of households subscribing to broadband service in 2013, up from 43% in 2007.

According to the Pew Research Center, the national broadband adoption rate in 2013 was 70%, which marks a 23-percentage point increase since 2007.

Recent News // Technology In Education: The Future Is Now

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Recent News // News Release: Residential Broadband Adoption in Tennessee Surpasses National Average

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Connected Tennessee Donates Printers to State Boys & Girls Clubs

By Jennifer Cobb

Connected Tennessee’s Computers 4 Kids program has been a resource partner of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tennessee since 2008, donating computers and printers and helping to facilitate more than 90,000 digital literacy-training hours to disadvantaged youth across the state.

Recent News // News Release: Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains Receives Printers from Connected Tennessee’s Computers 4 Kids Program

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Recent News // Google Fiber won't close digital gap

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

5 Predictions for the Web in 2025

By Jennifer Cobb

According to technology experts celebrating the world wide web’s 25th birthday last week, the web in 2025 will help improve education, help cultivate better partnerships globally, and jumpstart changes to healthcare and the systems behind it. On the other hand, these technology experts also say the web in 10 years will see online privacy as a luxury for the rich as the web will contribute to and expand the global wealth gap and amplify loss and abuse online.

The five predictions according to InformationWeek:

Connected Tennessee Supports SETDD Regional Broadband Meeting

By Jennifer Cobb

With Alyson Ferine

Last week, Connected Tennessee was invited to attend a regional broadband meeting coordinated by the Southeast Tennessee Development District (SETDD) in cooperation with the Office of US Senator Bob Corker and hosted by Volunteer Energy Cooperative in Decatur, TN. The goal of this meeting was to facilitate dialogue regarding broadband and the real world challenges and issues faced by those living in the SETDD counties.

Key FCC action to advance the reform of the E-rate program

By Connected Nation

The Federal Communications Commission released yesterday a Public Notice (PN) requesting further comment regarding the E-rate program modernization reform. The E-rate program provides funding to support the  telecommunications and Internet access needs of schools and libraries across the nation.

Today Deadline for Expressions of Interest in FCC Rural Broadband Experiments program

By Connected Nation

Today marks the deadline for interested parties to file non-binding expressions of interest in the Rural Broadband Experiments (RBE) program first announced last month by the FCC.

The program, which is spurring widespread interest with already dozens if not hundreds of submissions on the record, seeks funding proposals for projects to connect areas across the country that lack broadband access. The program hopes to incentivize deployment of “scalable” broadband networks in communities without ubiquitous broadband at speeds of at least 3 Mbps down/768 kbps up.

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