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Blog // Connected Tennessee

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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Residential Broadband Adoption in Tennessee Surpasses National Average

By Jennifer Cobb

Connected Tennessee recently released new data showing that broadband adoption in Tennessee surpasses the national average, with 72% of households subscribing to broadband service in 2013, up from 43% in 2007. According to the Pew Research Center, the national broadband adoption rate in 2013 was 70%, which marks a 23-percentage point increase since 2007. The research findings are available via an interactive widget on the Connected Tennessee website where viewers can compare adoption rates since 2007, track the growth in mobile adoption during that time, and examine barriers to adoption.  Click here to read our press release in its...

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Connected Tennessee Donates Printers to State Boys & Girls Clubs

By Jennifer Cobb

Connected Tennessee’s Computers 4 Kids program has been a resource partner of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tennessee since 2008, donating computers and printers and helping to facilitate more than 90,000 digital literacy-training hours to disadvantaged youth across the state. On April 2 at the 2014 Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year Legislative Luncheon, Connected Tennessee donated five new Lexmark printers to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Smoky Mountains, and one directly to 2014 Boys & Girls Clubs of Tennessee State Youth of the Year Ashley Heatherly of the Smoky Mountain Region. "Technology opens the door to the future,"...

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