Connected Nation Receives Recovery Act Funding For Broadband Mapping and Planning Initiatives in Alaska and Kansas

NTIA Awards Lay the Groundwork For Launch of Connect Alaska and Connect Kansas InitiativesWashington, DC – Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced approximately $4 million in grant awards for Alaska and Kansas, enabling Connected Nation to launch comprehensive broadband mapping initiatives in partnership with those states. “Connected Nation’s mission is to see that every …

Alaska Receives $1.9M to Map State’s Broadband Availability

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Awards $1.9 Million to the Denali Commission for the Connect Alaska Broadband Mapping Initiative Anchorage, AK – Today, the Denali Commission, an independent federal agency in Anchorage, Alaska, received a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to support a comprehensive broadband mapping initiative in …

Kansas awarded $2 million from National Telecommunications and Information Administration for broadband mapping initiative

Recovery Act funding to lay groundwork for increased high-speed Internet in rural Kansas; Lt. Governor Findley, Commerce Secretary Thornton to host news conference Dec. 7 in Topeka Kansas has been awarded a $2 million matching grant by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to fund broadband mapping and planning through the Connect Kansas initiative. The …

Intel, Dell, Lenovo Part of Broadband Accessibility Initiative

by Jeffrey Burt/eWeek.comA number of technology providers, including Intel, Dell, Lenovo and Fujitsu, are part of an initiative spearheaded by Connected Nation to expand access to broadband to underserved areas such as rural regions and inner cities. The Every Citizen Online program is seeking $24 million in federal economic stimulus money to bring 150,000 low-cost PCs bundled with discounted broadband …

Malaysia seeks Kentucky expertise to wire nation

by Erik A. Carlson/Business Lexington Lexington, KY – After being lauded as a model for the United States in President Barack Obama’s stimulus plan, the head of the program that has given 95 percent of Kentuckians access to high speed Internet has been asked to advise Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak.View story the here.

Connected Tennessee looks to bring broadband to Monroe

By Michael Thomason/The Advocate and Democrat If the world is moving toward an online community, how important is it for you to reach that community quickly? Anyone who’s on the Internet and has made the move from a dial up connection to a broadband one knows the difference in speeds. Just about everyone who’s ever had a broadband connection will …

Connected Nation,Sunbay Software, USA Inc. Partner to Solve Rural Broadband Connectivity

WASHINGTON, DC and LOS ANGELES, CA – Management of Sunbay Software, USA, a developer of mobility infrastructure software for telecom network operators, and Connected Nation announced today that the two organizations have formed a partnership to promote their common vision of rural broadband availability throughout the United States. “With $4 billion now available in broadband stimulus funds, we fully support …

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Hosts Second Summit to Improve Internet Access in Texas Public Libraries

Margarita Dominguez of the Hill County Telephone Coop leads a table discussion on sustainable broadband and the role of emerging technology. She is joined by (L to R) Merla Watson, Library Director, Dickens County Spur Public Library; and Joyce Howze, Spur Main Street Program.Library, local, and state leaders come together to discuss new strategies to improve and sustain high-speed Internet …

Connected Nation’s CEO to Serve Two-Year Term on Malaysian Prime Minister’s International Advisory Panel

Brian Mefford Outlined Connected Nation Broadband Program Success at International Conference Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia —This week, Connected Nation’s chief executive officer, Brian Mefford, was appointed to a two-year term on the MSC Malaysia International Advisory Panel (IAP). Chaired by the Malaysian Prime Minister, the IAP provides advice and counsel to the Malaysian Government to set and prepare the agenda for …

Connected Nation’s FCC Comments Highlight Successful Public-Private Partnerships

Connected Nation Urges FCC to Consider Importance of Working with State and Local Governments as Part of National Broadband PlanWashington, DC – Connected Nation has extensive experience in working with state and local governments to help close the digital divide in their communities. In a filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Connected Nation outlined several of these successful public-private …