Douglas County has added another feather to its economic development cap.
The northern Nevada county is the first in the state to be certified as a Connected Community from Connect Nevada, the state affiliate of Connected Nation, a nonprofit advocating for widespread broadband access.
To receive certification, the county conducted a detailed analysis of its broadband capabilities. A committee of 15 assessed broadband access, use and adoption, according to Tammy James, communications manager in the county's technology services department.
Based on the committee's findings, the county scored 109 points out of a possible 120, exceeding the required 100 points for …