The Connected Nation Blog: Connected Nation Continues Progress

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Connected Nation Continues Progress

Connected Nation continues to expand our scope of state-based activities and to add important national partners who are industry leaders. For more information about our release of broadband maps in West Virginia and the addition of NIC as a national partner, please see the summaries and press release links below.

West Virginia Makes First Mapping Efforts Toward a Potential $616 Million Economic Impact
Connect West Virginia announces the release of West Virginia broadband maps

Charleston, West Virginia – Today, Connect West Virginia announced the release of a statewide broadband inventory map that illustrates the extent of broadband service availability throughout the state. The map provides the first accurate representation of broadband availability in West Virginia illustrating the level of broadband investment to date as well as the service gaps yet to be filled. Connect West Virginia has determined through GIS analysis that broadband service is currently available to 81% of West Virginia households across the state. Read More

NIC and Connected Nation Partner to Drive Broadband Access and Increase eGovernment Use Across America
Access and Services Improve the Lives of Businesses and Citizens and Deliver Annual Economic Impact of $134 Billion

Washington, DC., and Olathe, Kan.,: Improving broadband Internet availability and expanding access to online government services to rural areas is the catalyst for eGovernment leader NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) joining the Connected Nation Partner Program. As part of the partnership, NIC is excited to support Connected Nation’s effort to get better online access and services to more people and students currently underserved. Connected Nation, a national 501(c)3 non-profit, has garnered international, industry-wide recognition as a best-practice model for broadband expansion. Learn More