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Blog // Connected Tennessee

Google Event in Jackson, TN - August 13

By Jennifer Cobb

U. S. Senator Bob Corker’s office is partnering with Google to bring Tennessee Get Your Business Online to Jackson, Tennessee on Wednesday, August 13.    Google’s Tennessee Get Your Business Online - Jackson Event Wednesday, August 13, 2014 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT The Aeneas Building 405 East College Street Jackson, TN 38301   This event is free and open to the public. Tennesseans are encouraged to register in advance for the event. For more information or to register, click http://www.gybo.com/tennessee Businesses unable to attend can still create a free website and access relevant resources by visiting www.TennesseeGetOnline....

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Connected Tennessee Featured on Local WAY-FM Radio

By Jennifer Cobb

Connected Tennessee was recently selected to be highlighted by local radio station 88.7/89.9 WAY-FM as its “Mid-South Spotlight” as Corey Johns, Connected Tennessee’s executive director, sat with host Betty Rock sharing Connected Tennessee’s mission and goals. Johns also shared the impact of the Connected Tennessee organization since its beginning in 2007, emphasizing the past, present, and future of broadband as it pertains to many facets of our everyday lives. The recent announcement that Tennessee is leading the nation in residential Gigabit broadband access, and programs including Computers 4 Kids, Digital Works, and the Connected...

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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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