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Blog // Connected Tennessee

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. Future questions are encouraged as Connected Tennessee continues to willingly assist any interested applicants. Please take a look at Connected Tennessee’s Rural Broadband Experiment...

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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. Johns also shared the impact of the Connected Tennessee organization since its beginning in 2007, emphasizing the past, present, and future of broadband as it pertains to many facets of our everyday lives. The recent announcement that Tennessee is leading the nation in residential Gigabit broadband access, and programs including Computers 4 Kids, Digital Works, and the Connected...

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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. Last January, the FCC voted to create the Rural Broadband Experiment program that it hopes will help shape and adjust its Connect America Fund (CAF) broadband subsidy program. These rural broadband experiments mark the first opportunity for providers that are not the incumbent local telephone company in a particular area to receive CAF subsidies to build and operate fixed broadband networks in those areas. “Expressions of interest” were due at the FCC on...

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Connected Tennessee Presents on Youth and Technology at NBCSL 37th Annual Conference

By Jennifer Cobb

Last Thursday, Connected Tennessee Executive Director Corey Johns was invited to present during a youth and technology session at the 37th Annual National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) Conference in Memphis. The session, “Preparing our Youth to Take the Nation’s Helm,” was created to showcase the nation’s best policy ideas for legislators to educate and prepare the new generation to achieve its potential. “We at Connected Tennessee were excited about the opportunity to participate in the NBCSL’s 37th Annual Conference and proudly shared our experience expanding technology access for Tennessee’s youth with legislators and...

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