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Blog // Connected Tennessee

‘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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FCC announces Rural Broadband Experiment Program

By Jennifer Cobb

The FCC has invited the telecom industry and communities to propose “ways to deliver robust broadband to rural areas” and to seek funding for rural broadband infrastructure projects through the Rural Broadband Experiment Program. As long as the projects are targeted toward rural areas facing access challenges, the FCC will entertain just about any idea for infrastructure funding. The program marks a very important shift in Connect America Fund implementation. To date, the only entities that have been allowed to receive CAF subsidies have been incumbent local telephone companies.  This action openly seeks proposals from non-incumbent...

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Tech Gifts for Valentine's Day 2014

By Jennifer Cobb

Valentine’s Day is just one day away, and if you’re one of those last minute gift-givers, the time is ticking! Yahoo! created a list of the top ten tech gifts to give on this year’s “Lover’s Holiday” and although the article is geared toward gifts for men, there is sure to be more than a few women who wouldn’t mind at least one of the gifts listed below: ·      Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom ·      Blade 350 QX Quadcopter ·      Orb Audio Speaker Systems ·      The Ish Happy Hour Timepiece ·      Polaroid iD820 ·  ...

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