RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Know a person, community, or organization that is promoting innovative uses of technology in Nevada? If so, you can submit a nomination to Connect Nevada for the 2013 Broadband Hero Awards.
All nominations must be submitted by Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 5 PM. Connect Nevada is soliciting nominations for awards in the following categories:
•School District Broadband Hero Award goes to a Nevada school district that has successfully used broadband technology to enhance the educational capacity of its institutions and or the community as well as inform students and parents of the value of broadband/technology adoption.
•Postsecondary Institution Broadband Hero Award goes to a Nevada postsecondary institution that has successfully used broadband technology to enhance its educational capacity as well as provide students with an improved educational experience using broadband technology.
•Adoption Broadband Hero Award goes to the individual, organization, company, or local government that successfully implemented programs that lead to the adoption of broadband technologies or the development of digital literacy skills in the community.
•Community Broadband Hero Award goes to the community that has demonstrated outstanding achievement towards the goals of increasing broadband access, adoption, and use in their community.
•Healthcare Broadband Hero Award goes to an individual, organization, or company that has successfully implemented a technology based healthcare platform or network that supports advancements in telemedicine or integration of electronic medical records.
Those chosen to receive the award will be presented with the honor during Connect Nevada’s Summit. The annual Summit and award ceremony will be held at the Joe Crowley Student Union in the Ballroom at the University of Nevada, Reno on Monday, November 18, 2013.
The nomination form is available on the Connect Nevada website
. For more information about the nominations or to have a nomination form sent to you, please contact Connect Nevada State Program Manager Lindsey Niedzielski at firstname.lastname@example.org or (775) 343-9600.