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 …