C4K Equips Tennessee Youth With Computers

Knoxville, TN. (July 29, 2011) – In the final installment of our back to school blog series, we examine Connected Tennessee’s innovative and successful Computers 4 Kids program, which helps gives youth across Tennessee access to their own home computer. Kids across Tennessee will be going back to school next week armed with not only summer memories, but with new …

Connected Nation Reaches Out to Schools to Identify Connectivity Needs and Successes

Ely, NV. (July 28, 2011) – As part of our back-to-school blog series featuring stories about education and broadband, today we will highlight Connected Nation’s efforts to identify access and connectivity to the Internet at schools. Seventy miles past Ely, Nevada, there is a one-room schoolhouse called Duckwater School. Nestled between farmland and an Indian reservation, the K-8 school appears …

CN Staff Give Back During Day of Caring

Bowling Green, KY. (July 28, 2011) –  Thirteen Connected Nation staff members joined more than 900 other individuals July 27 to work on community service projects across southcentral Kentucky for the local United Way chapter’s Day of Caring event. The CN contingent worked at Cumberland Trace Elementary School in Bowling Green on a variety of projects. By the end of …

Ohio School Helps Extend Technology Beyond School Walls

Zanesville, OH. (July 27, 2011) – As part of our back to school series, Connected Nation is showcasing a school in Ohio that is arming its students with the power of technology. Foxfire Center for Student Success is a public community school within the Maysville School District located in Zanesville, Ohio. The school recently received federal funding from the government’s …

New Government Program to Provide Michigan Students With Wireless Internet Access

(July 26, 2011) – As part of our back-to-school blog series featuring stories about education and broadband, we take a look at an innovative program working to get schools and their communities online. Two Michigan schools are among the twenty institutions chosen to participate in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Learning-On-The-Go Program, a pilot project to help schools extend wireless …

7.8 Million Kids Heading Back to School With One Strike Already Against Them

Bowling Green, KY. (July 25, 2011) – Summer is nearly over, and that means kids will soon be returning to the classroom. This week, Connected Nation is looking at how families with children are using technology, as well as steps that schools are taking to make sure that all of their students can access broadband and all the opportunities it …

Connect Ohio Provides Broadband Expansion Model to Gallia County Officials

Results from Connect Ohio’s analysis could be used to expand high-speed Internet in Gallia County Columbus, OH. (July 25, 2011) – Connect Ohio staff presented Gallia County officials with information that paves the way for greater broadband access for county residents. Connect Ohio’s technical outreach team has been working for months and provided a model for broadband expansion that is …

USDA Administrator Jonathan Adelstein Visits Central Ohio, Discusses Broadband Programs in Rural Communities

(July 19, 2011) – United States Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service Administrator Jonathan Adelstein visited central Ohio to give an update on broadband expansion projects in rural communities nationally, as well as to discuss Consolidated Electric Cooperative’s progress on local fiber installation and broadband expansion in Delaware, Morrow, and parts of other surrounding counties. Consolidated Electric was awarded a …

Mapping Helps Get More Connected

By Pam Cassady, The Bowling Green Daily News Connected Nation tests for broadband availability as part of an effort to increase Internet access Bowling Green, KY. (July 19, 2011) – While children splashed in the fountain at Circus Square Park on Monday afternoon, a group of men gathered around high-tech equipment and listened as Chip Spann, director of engineering and …