The Connected Nation Blog: Wired For Success: Nevada In Action

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Wired For Success: Nevada In Action

The Summit Series: Michael Skaggs on Broadband and Economic Development

Nevada’s history-making broadband summit is helping state leaders leap into action. The mission: Spreading high-speed Internet access, adoption, and use to all corners of Nevada and bringing every business sector up to speed.

In this first installment of our 12-week blog series, Wired For Success: Nevada In Action, Mike Skaggs from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development defines the purpose and importance of economic development. Skaggs makes it clear that broadband access, adoption, and use is critical to Nevada’s economic recovery. Broadband also is key to protecting local businesses from future economic downturns.

Nevada businesses with broadband already earn an average of $100,000 more in annual revenue than businesses without broadband. To see how Nevada businesses stack up in broadband access, adoption, and use, check out Nevada’s Business Technology Assessment (

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