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Coryell County Hosts Connected Kickoff Meeting

By Jennifer Cobb

Earlier this month, Coryell County hosted its first Connected Community Engagement Program kickoff meeting in Gatesville led by Connected Texas Community Technology Advisor Libbey Scheible. County Judge John Firth welcomed guests and shared his support of the county’s involvement in the Connected program, stressing the importance of technology to the county’s economic development. “As the economy increasingly shifts from brick and mortar based businesses to Internet based businesses, it is imperative that affordable and reliable Internet access is available to every citizen in Coryell County and around the country,” said Judge Firth. State...

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Connecting Communities With LiveOps

By Connected Nation

Our teams across the nation are working with local providers and governments to bridge the digital divide in underserved areas -- particularly across rural America. None of the progress we've made would be possible without great partners, like our friends at LiveOps!  They recently joined our Connect Iowa team for their annual Broadband Summit where they participated in our "Digital Job Creation" panel. This panel was facilitated through Digital Works, our program that offers training for the 21st century workforce as well as work placement. Digital Works has an established relationship with LiveOps as an agent recruiting partner. Once...

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Survey Reveals Connectivity is More Important Than Hygiene

By Jennifer Cobb

What is one thing you won’t leave the house before doing? Bathing? Washing your face? Brushing your teeth? Well, 96 percent of young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 will forgo brushing their teeth if it means they will lose out on precious time with their phones. Bank of America recently conducted a survey asking people to rank the importance of mobile phone connectivity against personal hygiene, television, and drinking coffee and here are those results from the survey: ·      91 percent said putting on deodorant daily and having their cell phone with them every moment of the day were equally as important ·...

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