FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Calls Closing the Digital Divide “One of the Most Important Civil Rights Issues Of Our Time.”

By Chris McGovern, Manager, Research Development, Connected Nation Last week, the Minority Media and Telecom Council (MMTC) hosted its 2011 Broadband and Social Justice Summit. Among the many high-profile speakers at this conference, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski called closing the Digital Divide for every socioeconomic group “one of the most important civil rights issues of our time,” affecting individuals’ ability …

Greenup County Schools in Kentucky Launch Unique Program to Help Students, Local Families

Computer recipient Mary Alfrey learns more about her new machine from Greenup County Schools Chief Information Officer Tony Carr. Greenup County High School students are refurbishing older computers from the school system, which will be donated to deserving families.Greenup County students are getting a unique chance to give back to their community while learning valuable IT job skills. On Tuesday, …

Broadband Platforms Vary Greatly By State

By Phillip Brown, Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy, Connected NationAt Connected Nation, we spend a great deal of time analyzing the large amount of data we collect on a daily basis. The importance of data collection and research as the foundation for effective programs to drive broadband deployment and adoption just can’t be overstated. Last week we described how …

ConnectKentucky’s Computers 4 Kids Program Facilitates Computer Refurbishment, Donation in Greenup County

In Greenup County, students lead the way for 150 families to soon receive computers, printers, thanks to Greenup County Schools, Rep. Tanya Pullin, AT&T-Kentucky, ConnectKentucky GREENUP, KY— Greenup County students are getting a unique chance to give back to their community while learning valuable IT job skills. Today, ConnectKentucky’s Computers 4 Kids program announced that 150 refurbished computers will be …

Connected Nation Joins Lineup at the Super WiFi Summit

Connected Nation will join the nation’s leading wireless companies and trade associations at the Super WiFi Summit, taking place February 2-4, 2011. The Super WiFi Summit represents the next evolution in the wireless experience. The opening of white space for Super WiFi will create new business opportunities and greater mobility for consumers and enterprises. The Super WiFi Summit will discuss …

Connected Nation Joins Lineup at the Super WiFi Summit

Connected Nation will join the nation’s leading wireless companies and trade associations at the Super WiFi Summit, taking place February 2-4, 2011. The Super WiFi Summit, represents the next evolution in the wireless experience. The opening of white space for Super WiFi will create new business opportunities and greater mobility for consumers and Enterprises. The Super WiFi Summit will discuss …

Rebuilding Computers for Others Without One

From WSAZ-TV: GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) — Providing technology to elementary school children while teaching high school students how to build computers — it’s a program that’s making that possible…“I’m so grateful to ConnectKentucky, AT&T and Lexmark for their generosity,” said Tanya Pullin, D-South Shore…. Link to entire article and video

What are the Best Places to Work in Kentucky?

By Hayley Harmon/WBKO-TV: One Bowling Green business just grabbed a coveted award, earning itself a spot on the list of “Best Places to Work in Kentucky.” Connected Nation, located on College Street downtown, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to get broadband Internet to rural regions. View the entire article and video

Significance of Broadband is Examined at the 2011 MMTC Broadband and Social Justice Summit

By Wil Payton, Communications Specialist, Connected Nation Washington, DC – A diverse group of technology experts, policymakers, educators, providers, community activists, and interested consumers came together Thursday to attend the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit in Washington, D.C. The purpose for the summit was to stimulate an open and honest discussion about the critical …

State Broadband Inventories and FCC Estimates

By Sarah Graham, Communications Specialist, Connected Nation With the national broadband map on its way for release next month, a wealth of never-before gathered information on the state of broadband in America will be open for discussion. Speed data, we believe, will be particularly important to examine. The FCC estimates that 95% of national households have access to – or …