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Six Tennessee organizations receive a total of $2.75 million in grants from USDA

By CTN Staff

Connected Tennessee congratulates six Tennessee organizations receiving funding, as announced Monday from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 106 projects in 38 states and one territory have been selected to receive more than $34.7 million in grants to fund educational projects and expand access to healthcare services in rural areas through USDA's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program, including the six Tennessee recipients."Too many rural areas cannot take full advantage of the opportunities afforded by broadband for improved education and healthcare. These funds...

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Connected Tennessee Issues Purchase of Computers Request for Proposal

By CTN Staff

The Computers 4 Kids (C4K) program is designed to leverage technology for the benefit of under privileged and disenfranchised children. By extending the reach of public-private partnerships, as well as state and federal partnerships, Computers for Kids will be able to positively impact the future of the children and families that are facing economic challenges, those in the foster care system or those who struggle with behavioral disorders and other issues. This comprehensive program is intended to help underprivileged individuals overcome the obstacles associated with the digital divide by placing computers in the hands of disadvantaged...

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Connected Tennessee is now on Twitter!

By CTN Staff

Greetings! We are excited to announce that Connected Tennessee is kicking off 2011 with the launch of our official Twitter page, www.Twitter.com/ConnectedTN. We hope you will follow us there for all the latest technology news, as well as updates on all the exciting initiatives we will be undertaking this year!We are also working on our official Connected Tennessee Facebook page, which should be launching in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to our website for more information.We look forward to working with you in 2011 to pave the way to an even more "Connected Tennessee"!

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