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Blog // Connected Tennessee

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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Happy 4th of July: The Technology Behind Fireworks

By Jennifer Cobb

Each year on July 4, as a way to honor Independence Day, the standard celebration has involved an awe-inspiring fireworks display. Tomorrow evening, there is sure to be many a fireworks display across the country, but did you know that fireworks originated in China? In fact, China is actually the largest manufacturer and exporter of fireworks in the world.  The fireworks industry, or pyrotechnics, has been totally transformed with technological advances since its accidental discovery in a Chinese kitchen. Today, a network of explosives, wires, firing cues, and a computer orchestrates the spectacular effects. Fireworks can also be...

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Tips for Internet Safety

By Jennifer Cobb

Internet safety is on everyone’s minds these days, and that’s a good thing. More than ever, broadband connections serve communications, commerce, and entertainment functions.  Personal privacy and protection is a vital part of any of these functions and many other Internet-based activities. Here are a few tips according to an Internet Safety for Adults article posted online: Keep your personal information private Consider what you share in profiles. Check a company's privacy policy before buying. Watch out for phishing. Keep an eye on accounts. Be aware of your Internet presence - everything you do on the Internet is apparent to...

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