Statement from Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO of Connected Nation, on the recent release of the new FCC National Broadband Map, 22 February 2018

“Last Saturday marked what would have been the seven-year anniversary since the 2011 release of the National Broadband Map, a tool aimed at assisting policymakers and consumers that has been dormant since 2014. Fittingly this week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unveiled a resurrected broadband mapping tool with updated residential broadband data and enhanced features and functions aimed at improving …

Expanding Broadband in Rural Areas

(February 19, 2018) – Connected Nation recently completed its Connected Community Engagement Program (ConnectedSM) in two west Texas counties—Upton County and Ward County. The program is used to identify ways communities can expand their high-speed internet and its related technologies to more people in small town, large urban centers, and regional areas. RFD-TV recently talked with Tom Stephenson (pictured right), …

Regarding the White House Infrastructure Plan

Statement by Connected Nation CEO Tom Ferree Regarding the White House Infrastructure Plan Released Yesterday Connected Nation applauds the Trump Administration’s commitment to improving America’s infrastructure—including rural broadband—in the plan released by the White House yesterday. At least 11 million households still lack access to broadband services, leaving many rural areas at an economic, educational, and social disadvantage as compared …

Upton County Texas Technology Action Plan

For Immediate Release February 5, 2018 Connected Nation Contact: Tom Stephenson Role: Community Technology Advisor Email: [email protected] Phone number: 248-376-4046 Local Contact: Alicia Sanchez, Executive Director McCamey Economic Development Corporation Email: [email protected] Phone number: 432-652-8008 Cybersecurity, Local Business Website Development Identified as Priority Projects by Upton County Broadband Committee Upton County, TX (February 5, 2018) – The Upton County Broadband Committee …