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In the Winter 2010 issue of Connected, we provide you with an extensive update about the status of broadband expansion in Tennessee. Where is build-out occurring? Where is it expected? Where is existing service being improved upon? What’s next? Consulting with our numerous valued provider partners, we have put together a detailed account of the very latest broadband expansion and upgrade highlights from across the state. From rural West Tennessee to the city streets of Nashville, we are shining the spotlight on some of the most noteworthy projects taking place in broadband expansion today. In this issue of Connected, we’ll take you from wireless to mobile to fiber to DSL to cable to satellite to show you how your community is being connected to the rest of the world.

The Winter 2009 issue of Connected highlights the positive ways technology is helping to change the face of healthcare in the state of Tennessee. Tennessee is on the cutting edge of healthcare-related technologies, recently becoming the first state in the country to implement a statewide health information exchange. Learn everything you need to know about the Tennessee eHealth Network right here. Also in this issue of Connected, we’ll bring you the latest on “ePrescribe Tennessee,” an alliance of healthcare leaders throughout the state who are working to accelerate the use of electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) in Tennessee. Plus, find out how Tennessee prisons are providing their inmates with top-notch medical care without the inmate ever having to leave the detention facility. And learn how expectant moms facing high-risk pregnancies in Middle Tennessee are able to stay connected with friends and family while awaiting the arrival of their little ones, thanks to the gift of technology.

In the fall issue of Connected, we’ll bring you an in-depth look at the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s new website,, a one-stop shop for information about relocating or expanding your business in Tennessee. Plus, find out which economic development organizations were recently honored with LinkTenn Awards for their superior use of marketing on the Internet. We’ll also introduce you to two innovative business owners that are using the World Wide Web to market their businesses and increase daily efficiency. Finally, we’ll shine the spotlight on two rural Tennessee towns that are utilizing broadband to showcase their communities and encourage relocation and economic prosperity.

The Spring 2009 issue of Connected centers around how state and local government in Tennessee is utilizing technology to bring more efficient government to the people. Learn how to enroll your child in the State of Tennessee's Imagination Library program from the comfort of your own home with the simple click of a button. Planning to hit the Tennessee State Fair this summer? Get ready for a whole new high-tech experience, as everything you need to know to prepare your family for the fun is now available online! If you're wondering how the federal Recovery Act money coming Tennessee's way might impact you, you can now track how the money is being spent, thanks to an innovative approach by state and local governments. Plus, see how technology is putting one rural Tennessee county "on the map" with a comprehensive Geographic Information System.

Connecting Tennesseans - The inaugural issue of Connected looks at broadband, Connected Tennessee and what it means for all of Tennessee. First get a sneak peek at the spectacular technological renovations taking place at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville, and how broadband is making the state-of-the-art transformation possible. Also find out why the state of Tennessee’s website was recently named one of the Top 5 websites in the country, learn how to transform your living room into a classroom with the help of broadband, and travel off the beaten path to see how technology is changing the face of farming throughout rural Tennessee.

In this issue of Connected, learn more about the Regent’s Online Degree Program. We’ll also take a trip to Union University in Jackson to show you how administrators utilized broadband technology to ensure the safety of students and faculty alike when the school was unexpectedly caught in the eye of a major tornado last February. Plus, travel with us to Putnam County to take a peek inside their virtual learning program, which is literally allowing students to trade in the traditional classroom for cyberspace.

The summer edition of Connected spotlights Tennessee’s bustling tourism industry and discusses how broadband Internet and other technologies are helping enhance and expand tourism in Tennessee. From our world-class music, scenic beauty and outdoor adventures, to our 800-plus annual festivals, as well as more than 750 monuments and museums, Tennessee tourism is as diverse as the millions who visit and give their seal of approval over and over again!

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