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The  twenty-first century is hitting Nevada with a new challenge in preserving and improving its way of life. Much like the revolutionary impact of harnessing electricity or the telephone, high-speed Internet connection is the new lifeline to quality jobs, information, and vital services like telemedicine, e-government, and education. Connect Nevada is a nonprofit organization designated by the state to create a detailed map of current broadband access and clearly identify unserved and underserved areas. The project will also give the general public a powerful resource by allowing people to test their current Internet connection speed, look for broadband providers in their area, request quality broadband service, and even share personal stories of how having or not having high-speed Internet has impacted their lives. The state map created by the project will be included in the new, federally-mandated national broadband map that is scheduled for release in February 2011.