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December 21, 2012
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County earns 'connected' status for broadband initiative

Douglas County has become Nevada's first "connected" community.

Since 2008, Connect Nevada has been working to expand broadband technology, using the motto "access, adoption and use."

Officials from Connect Nevada presented an award to county representatives at a ceremony Dec. 13.

"Being certified as an official 'connected' community is a huge step in the right direction for the future of Douglas County," said Tammy James, Douglas County Emergency Services Communications Manager and a member of the local "Connect Nevada" team.

"Our team will continue to work towards finding opportunities that can bring affordable and quality high-speed broadband services to Douglas …

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 22, 2012 01:09PM Published Dec 21, 2012 07:32PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.