Supporting Connected Nation, Broadband Leaders Across the Nation File Comments with the FCC, NTIA and RUS

Washington, DC: In recent submissions to federal government agencies, the work of Connected Nation and its state initiatives prompted more than 70 submissions of support from citizens, businesses, industry and labor organizations, government and community leaders and various public interest groups. Filings consistently lauded Connected Nation’s public-private partnership model for broadband mapping and sustainable adoption programs as the best path …

Alliance for Digital Equality, Connected Nation and Communications Workers of America (CWA) Form National Partnership

WASHINGTON, DC – Three leaders in the field of national broadband deployment and adoption – the Alliance for Digital Equality, Connected Nation, and Communications Workers of America – today announced a groundbreaking partnership designed with a near-term goal of educating the American consumer about the benefits of new broadband technologies, and retraining the workforce for new job opportunities in a …

ARRA Broadband Report Presented To Government, Collaborative Efforts Top List

TMCNet Connected Nation, the Commerce Department and United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development and Utilities Services (USDA RDUP) have presented their progress, status and recommendations reports about facilitating every American citizen with broadband infrastructure as per the directives mentioned in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) 2009 to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications, …

Broadband Stimulus Should Require Maps First, Say Congressmen

Government TechnologyBy Andy OpsahlIf two congressmen get their way, the awarding of stimulus money for broadband projects would be contingent upon completion of broadband mapping. U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, recently suggested that only local governments in states with completed maps of broadband coverage should receive stimulus money for broadband projects.Link to Article

What do we earn?

The SouthernCARBONDALE – Numbers from the Illinois Department of Employment Security show the average salary of a Southern Illinois resident falls well short of the state average.Link to Article

ARRA Broadband Report Presented To Government, Collaborative Efforts Top List

TMCnetConnected Nation, the Commerce Department and United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development and Utilities Services (USDA RDUP) have presented their progress, status and recommendations reports about facilitating every American citizen with broadband infrastructure as per the directives mentioned in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) 2009 to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, …

Success of Broadband Stimulus Depends on State Public Private Partnerships

Washington, DC: The clear path for orderliness, transparency, measurability and results has been laid out by Congress and should be considered by the agencies now responsible for investing broadband stimulus dollars, according to testimony provided today by Connected Nation’s CEO Brian Mefford. Along with leaders from the Commerce Department and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Mefford testified to the House Committee …