Showcase Iosco Success

Over 50 businesses, non-profits, and community organizations from Iosco County attended Showcase Iosco in Tawas City, Michigan, on Thursday, October 13, 2016, moving the county toward completion of its Technology Action Plan and one step closer to Connected certification. Showcase Iosco highlighted community and economic development through technology and brought residents from surrounding towns and Continue Reading

Five Ohio Communities to Receive Detailed Tech Assessment and Broadband Plan

Connect Ohio has selected five Ohio communities to participate in the Connected℠ Community Engagement Program. Each will receive a comprehensive technology assessment and innovative project plan to enhance the technology standing in today’s digital economy. The awards are part of Connect Ohio’s funding from the state of Ohio to continue advancing broadband access, adoption, and Continue Reading

Tips for Simple, Safe Cyber Security

With over 1 billion Yahoo! accounts recently compromised in a record-breaking cyber breach, many shoppers and business owners wonder if online shopping and services are still safe and if the convenience is worth the risk. Cyber security experts advise everyday users and business owners to be cautious and recommend a few simple measures that can Continue Reading

Connected Program to Help Connect Every Iowan With Broadband

On December 12, 2016, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds announced the Blue Ribbon Initiative, a public private effort to raise $2 million to expand community broadband planning throughout the state. In partnership with Connect Iowa, and through the Connected℠ Community Engagement Program (Connected℠), the initiative will engage Iowa communities with Continue Reading

Library Offers Free Take-Home Internet

When applying for jobs, taking an online course, finishing homework, or even setting up an e-mail account, many of the approximately 90 million Americans who do not have adequate Internet access at home turn to their local libraries. New programs offering mobile Internet access are now allowing library patrons to take the Internet with them Continue Reading