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Connected Tennessee's Computers 4 Kids Program Awards More Than 150 East Tennessee Foster Youth with Brand New Computers

By Mandy Hale

Last week Connected Tennessee presented more than 150 foster children across East Tennessee with brand new computers through the Computers 4 Kids program at two separate awards ceremonies in the Knoxville region. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded project deploys computers, academic support programs, and workforce training to two disparate, but especially at-risk, populations: those in the state's foster care system who are "aging out" as they turn 18, and youth who are active in the state’s 76 Boys & Girls Clubs. The program will impact the lives of nearly 60,000 youth across the state throughout the life of the grant....

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Understanding Broadband Access Basics

By CTN Staff

We talk a lot about broadband and bringing it to more homes, businesses, and communities across Tennessee. But do you know the different delivery methods for making that access and adoption possible? If not, don't worry. You're not alone.  There are several types of broadband delivery methods, known as “broadband platforms”, used across Tennessee today.  Learning to recognize the basic differences in broadband delivery options has empowered Tennessee communities to concentrate their efforts on available, realistic options as they work to connect communities.  The type of broadband platform deployed in a given area can depend...

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The $300,000 Advantage

By Mandy Hale

Yesterday, Connected Tennessee released its 2012 Jobs & Broadband Report, and the message was clear:Tennessee businesses that use broadband continue to grow and hire at a pace that exceeds their competitors onthe wrong side of the digital divide.Our organization has been a leader in voicing the need for greater broadband access, adoption, and use.  This new study further shows the importance of our work and the need to connect more businesses across our great state.The numbers speak for themselves: Businesses using broadband in Tennessee bring in $300,000 yearly in additional revenue in comparison to their competitors without...

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