Connected Nation Joins the Ranks of IIA Broadband Ambassadors

Today, the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) announced two important initiatives to better support broadband in the United States: Broadband Ambassadors and the National Broadband Strategy Initiative. The efforts are intended to continue to bring attention to the US’s need for broadband policy and goals to encourage broadband adoption by every citizen. Connected Nation is excited to be part of IIA’s …

Broadband Technology Helps Chattanooga Land Volkswagen Plant

Chattanooga, TN – The recent announcement that Chattanooga had been picked as the site of the new $1 billion Volkswagen U.S. plant marked the beginning of a new chapter for the city of Chattanooga, Hamilton County and the entire state of Tennessee. The decision, which was finalized on July 15th, was the result of months of hard work on the …

Wall Street Journal Special Report – featuring ConnectKentucky

The Wall Street Journal today issued a special report on locally driven economic development in “Success Stories: A look at seven places that took different approaches to economic development—and came out ahead.”  The seven include six cities (Kalamazoo; El Paso; Kobe, Japan; Wismar, Germany; Omaha; and Colorado Springs) and one state— rural Kentucky via the ConnectKentucky program. I encourage you to read …

Not the Horse’s Mouth

It appears that Art Brodsky with Public Knowledge is once again trying his best to manufacture some “gotchya” on Connected Nation. Earlier this year, Brodsky sought out the few voices in Kentucky that have opposed ConnectKentucky since its inception and who will go to great lengths to protect their own business model from a contrived fear of “private sector broadband.” …

Horse’s Mouth

Connected Nation is blessed to work with many great people across the country. Regularly we receive letters from city and county leaders offering thanks for our work to help their communities realize the promises of technology. Recently, several of these local leaders filed letters of support at the FCC and I wanted to share some excerpts to provide witness, as …