General Background Information
Broadband Internet access provides connections to a wide set of informational resources. To begin, you can click and learn from many introductory and general information websites. Here are a few good ones for a start.
Internet 101 – How the Internet works
New to the Internet? -- Here are the basics to being connected online
Email 101 - learn how email communications works
A basic tutorial for searching the web
Internet for classrooms
Children’s Internet protection
Internet Connections for Education for the University of Nebraska – Kearney
Internet Education Resources
Facebook 101 - learn how to create, use and maintain a Facebook page
Twitter 101 - learn how to use the micro-blogging tool, Twitter
Goodwill Community Foundation
Extension Broadband Education & Adoption Team, Mississippi State University
Home And Learn, free computer classes for beginners
Learn My Way, a series of basic Internet usage courses
The basics of broadband video explains simply how high speed Internet works
Project Endeavor offers videos to detail a variety of technology related topics. They offer a special advantage: they feature sign language and offer captions for hearing impaired.
Library Connections & Information
Nebraska Libraries are working with national and state resources to expand access and education through their community locations. They invite you to visit and learn — either at your local library or through these online connections.
Library Broadband Builds Nebraska Communities
The final report highlights the successful project, Library Broadband Builds Nebraska Communities
Communities Working to Grow and Succeed
The addition or expansion of Broadband Internet access to a community can have significant impact. Existing businesses can expand services and new businesses can choose to begin operations in the community. Individuals and families also can benefit from expanded information and entertainment options.
These websites offer information and ideas with Nebraska-focused information.
Small Business Resources in Nebraska - Agencies and associations with a variety of programs to assist Nebraska small businesses
Small Business Adminstration in Nebraska - Wide national resources available through the Nebraska District Office
Small Business Administration in Omaha NE - Helps business owners develop business plans and connect with resources, including funding options
Nebraska Business Development Center - Offers small businesses consulting, training and general business information
Omaha Small Business Network - Focuses on bringing tools to success
University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension Entrepreneurs
Nebraska Community Foundation
Nebraska Broadband Connecting America’s Communities
Center for Rural Affairs
Nebraska Attorney General – Internet Safety
National Broadband Plan – Explaining Adoption and Utilization
Classes & Information Connections
If you need or want more information and skills about using and understanding Broadband Internet, sources are available to help you. These links connect you with state and online organizations that have designed and offer programs to specifically help you. Take advantage today!
Nebraska Workforce Development offers training for specific fields
Education Database Online helps you find distance education resources
About.com Distance Learning helps you find free online computer classes
The Power of Mobile and Social Media for Small Ag Business Owners
Webinar series will help small agricultural business owners learn how to connect with customers in new and meaningful ways.
Nebraska Colleges and Universities
In today's learning environments, colleges and universities across Nebraska include online courses as key components of their offerings to students. These classes allow students to expand their options, contininue with regular work responsibilities and continue to move toward achieving education goals. See where you can grow!
Bellevue University - Bellevue, NE
BryanLGH College of Health Sciences - Lincoln, NE
Clarkson College - Omaha, NE
College of Saint Mary - Omaha, NE
Concordia University - Seward, NE
Creighton University - Omaha, NE
Doane College - Crete, NE
Hastings College - Hastings, NE
ITT Technical Institute: Omaha - Omaha, NE
Midland Lutheran University - Fremont, NE
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health - Omaha, NE
Nebraska Wesleyan University - Lincoln, NE
Union College - Lincoln, NE
York College - York, NE
Open Colleges offers several resources including:
- How to Write a Business Plan
- Personal Branding Guide
- Email Etquiette: Improve your business writing & communication skills
Educational Institutions Using & Expanding Broadband Awareness
Through Broadband connections, you can expand your advanced education and achieve your goals. A variety of higher learning institutions offer specific online opportunites. Find that one that helps you meet your goals.
Online and Distance Education from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Online Worldwide – Distance Education from the University of Nebraska
Nebraska Access – Distance Learning Services
Nebraska Community College Association
Central Community College
Mid-Plains Community College
Northeast Community College
Southeast Community College
Southeast Community College – Online Education
Western Nebraska Community College
Nebraska Indian Community College
Nebraska Community and Tribal Community Colleges
Nebraska Extension offers Online Information
Real world applications highlight the information provided through the University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension resources.
- Growing Nebraska Business offers Educational Opportunities
- Nebraska Entrepreneurship includes information on building your own successful business.
- Learn about the characteristics of an Entrepreneurial Community with ECAP
- Help for youth development of business skills is available with ESI and Beyond
- Neighbors work together for their local interests with Community Connections
- Marketing AgriTourism Online provides guides to promoting rural life business for attraction
- Direct Marketing of Specialty Food Products explains strategies to direct market and sell food online and evaluate technology strategies
- eTailing - Taking Charge of Your Online Presence is a guide to help small business owners explore their online marketing strategy. Today, the marketplace for any business can be global in scope
Learn more and take action to bring broadband to your area.
Is broadband available?
Review the Nebraska Broadband Map
See what broadband services are available in your town or region in Nebraska. The data for the map was collected from broadband service providers, anchor institutions and residents of Nebraska.View the Map
Is your community leveraging broadband?
Review the Broadband Community Planning Workbook.
Learn how your community is currently utilizing broadband and identify ways in which broadband can enhance or develop opportunities. Click here to see if your community is ready to leverage broadband.View the Workbook