Morristown certified as Connected community

Morristown certified as Connected community

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MORRISTOWN (WATE) - Sullivan County and Morristown have been certified as the first two Connected communities in the state of Tennessee.

The Connected program involves building a comprehensive action plan for developing a technology-ready community by reviewing the technology landscape, developing regional partnerships, establishing local teams, and conducting a thorough community assessment.

Morristown officials celebrated the certification Thursday at the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce's monthly breakfast meeting. Nearly 75 community leaders and members were in attendance.

"Participating in the Connected program was an excellent way to gain a better idea of the technology landscape and market the technology assets that exist in our community. I'm proud of the way our team came together representing every sector assisting with gathering the data to complete the assessment. Our team was dedicated to this project and we appreciate the recognition by Connected Nation and Connected Tennessee," said Marshall Ramsey, president of the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce and Morristown's Connected program community champion.

The Connected program is part of the Connected Tennessee initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce NTIA State Broadband Initiative program. Connected Tennessee 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.

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