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Blog // Connected Tennessee

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 Consider what you share in profiles. Check a company's privacy policy before buying. Watch out for phishing. Keep an eye on accounts. Be aware of your Internet presence - everything you do on the Internet is apparent to...

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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: 1. Big data will affect the public's actions and behavior             “We will...

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‘Gig City Gaming’ with CDE Lightband

By Jennifer Cobb

CDE Lightband launched its gig services in 2013 and has since received great feedback from its residential customers and the commercial industry has proven to be engaged customers as well.  The city of Clarksville has also reportedly seen an influx of individuals and families relocating to the area due to CDE Lightband’s services. This April, Clarksville will be hosting its annual “Rivers & Spires” community festival and one of the highlights of the event is sure to be CDE Lightband’s “Gig City Gaming.” Named for the city’s location at the confluence of the Cumberland and Red Rivers, as well as downtown’s many churches with huge...

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Nashville selected as one of nine finalists for Google’s new fiber gigabit service

By Jennifer Cobb

Last fall, Nashville was named by Google as one of seven inaugural cities to participate in its Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub Network, a new venture the tech giant launched to better connect emerging local tech scenes across the country with each other and with resources at Google. Wednesday’s announcement that Nashville is one of nine finalists for Google's new fiber gigabit service is an affirmation of Nashville's rise as an "IT" city. Google expects to announce which cities move forward with fiber plans later this year. As the state broadband initiative, Connected Tennessee applauds all efforts to expand and improve high-speed...

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