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Blog // Connected Tennessee

One Project in Tennessee Awarded in Rural Broadband Experiment Auction

By CTN Staff

Last Friday, the FCC released the list of the “provisional” winners of the Rural Broadband Experiment auction. The good news? One project in Tennessee have been given funding.  This was the first time the FCC had awarded Connect America Fund subsidies for fixed broadband through competitive bids. Bids were due November 7 and were awarded based on cost-effectiveness comparison to the FCC Connect America Fund Cost model. Forty projects were awarded in the $100 million budgeted for the experiments. Of these, 15 projects accounting for $41.7 million are in our Connected Nation footprint (42% of all awards). Awards were given in Iowa,...

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Make A Difference This #GivingTuesday!

By CTN Staff

Today, millions across the United States will join together to give back and help others through the “Giving Tuesday” initiative. The goal is simple, but profound: in this season of giving, we celebrate generosity and charity by working together to help others.That’s why today is such a perfect opportunity to take just five minutes and make an incredible impact on a child’s life.“Computers 4 Kids” provides broadband, computers, and training to over 60,000 disadvantaged youth.Will you please make a tax deductible contribution of $100, $50, $25 or any amount you can afford to our “Computers 4 Kids” program?Simply put, the program is providing...

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Get Free Mobile Broadband for Your Students!

By Connected Nation

We are excited to support the White House ConnectED Initiative and AT&T Aspire’s commitment to mobilize learning. AT&T is helping Title I-eligible middle and high schools receive free off-campus connectivity and related technology for their students as part of AT&T’s $100 million ConnectED Initiative pledge. These efforts will help connect 50,000 students across the nation and equip them with cutting-edge educational tools. Want to be a part of this exciting effort? Schools have until November 14 to apply for a Phase II award. Don't hesitate. Apply via our online portal now! This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to create twenty-...

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Secretary of State Tre Hargett Releases New GoVoteTN App. Election Day is Today, November 4th

By Jennifer Cobb

Just in time for Election Day, TN Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins have launched the new Tennessee Voter Smartphone App “GoVoteTN”, available in the Apple Store and in Google Play. "This is another Tennessee voter resource that answers common questions about voting from one's phone," said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “This resource will give voters more information about the who, what, when, and where of elections. The free app allows you to view voter-specific information when searching by name or address."

Highlights of the app include: •       Early voting and...

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