Connected Nation Appoints Chief Financial Officer

BOWLING GREEN, Ky – Connected Nation, a national leader in U.S. broadband acceleration, has named John Hamm its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Hamm will lead Connected Nation’s finance group providing strategic vision and accountability for all financial aspects of Connected Nation’s operations and business development. Connected Nation is a national pioneer and leader in the effort to expand broadband with …

New Study Shows Internet Use Lower Among Hispanics

By Chris McGovern, Manager, Research Development, Connected Nation A new survey conducted by the Washington Post, The Kaiser Foundation, and Harvard University finds that Hispanics are less likely to use the Internet and express less confidence in their ability to use technology in the workplace. This echoes Connected Nation research that shows fewer Hispanic adults use the Internet. In fact, …

Video: Why is the National Broadband Map Important?

Just before the National Broadband Map was released, we sat down with Ashley Littell, Connected Nation’s Director of GIS Services, to learn about the impact of the map. Watch what she has to say below:

Connected Tennessee’s Mandy Hale Honored as a Woman of Influence

Connected Tennessee Public Relations Specialist Mandy Hale will be honored today as one of the Nashville Business Journal’s 2011 Women of Influence in the Inspiration/Mentor category. This is the publication’s fifth annual Women of Influence publication and awards luncheon celebrating 32 women in nine categories: Behind the Scenes, Community Supporter, Corporate Executive, Dynamic Duo, Entrepreneur, Inspiration/Mentor, Nonprofit Leadership, Public Policy, …

Minnesota Releases New Broadband Availability and Adoption Statistics Report

(ST. PAUL, MN) St Paul, MN – The state of Minnesota made an empowering move today towards increasing high-speed Internet access and adoption across the state. The Minnesota Department of Commerce and its partner, Connect Minnesota, released an in-depth report that takes a state-wide snapshot of Minnesota’s technological landscape. The Minnesota Broadband Availability and Adoption Statistics report, now available on …

Statewide Broadband Task Force Named

Juneau, Alaska – Commissioner Susan Bell today announced the formation of a statewide broadband task force to work with the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED) on a plan to accelerate the deployment and availability of affordable broadband technology throughout the state. The 20-person task force will look at how Alaska should expand high-speed Internet to everyone across …

New Broadband Report Shows U.S. Adoption at 68%

By Chris McGovern, Manager, Research Development, Connected NationCoinciding with yesterday’s launch of the National Broadband Map, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) also released a new report that may garner less attention, but is still important to the national broadband discussion. This report, titled Digital Nation: Expanding Internet Usage, shows that while between 90% and 95% of households have …

Gov’t says up to 10 pct in US lack good Internet

By Joelle Tessler/The Associated Press Technology Writer WASHINGTON – As many as one in 10 Americans can’t get Internet connections that are fast enough for common online activities such as watching video or teleconferencing, and two thirds of schools have broadband connections that are too slow to meet their needs. Those are some of the conclusions from the Commerce Department …