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      Lyon County announces tech plan to increase broadband access

      LYON COUNTY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Lyon County has announced a technology plan to increase broadband access and use.

      Lyon County has created the Technology Action Plan, as part of Lyon County's participation in the Connecte NV community engagement program through the Connect Nevada initiative. Thirteen Nevada communities are currently involved in some stage of the Connected program.

      The plan details steps that will be taken to make sure individuals and businesses receive quality high-speed Internet.

      Participation in the Connected program means Lyon County has gone through an extensive assessment of its overall broadband and technology innovation. The Technology Action Plan sets general community-wide broadband connectivity requirements to be worked toward that will support economic development and residential quality of life. Lyon County's top goal from the new plan is to increase broadband access throughout the county. The new plan gives the community step-by-step action items to make sure that goal is met.

      The Connected program is part of the Connect Nevada initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce NTIA State Broadband Initiative (SBI) program. Connect Nevada is working to facilitate the access, adoption, and use of technology throughout the state to create a better business environment, more effective community and economic development, improved healthcare, more efficient government, enhanced education, and improved quality of life. Residents are encouraged to get involved by joining their local Connected technology team and using the free Every Community Online program offered by Connect Nevada to get training in computer and Internet skills which makes them eligible for discounted computers and home Internet service.

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