VIDEO: Mapping is Key When Identifying the Digital Divide

Washington, DC. (May 30, 2018) – On the heels of Digital Inclusion Week, some may wonder what is happening in Washington, D.C. to reach those that have been excluded from broadband (high-speed internet) access. Brent Legg, Vice President of Government Affairs for Connected Nation, spoke with RFD-TV about issues that arise when lawmakers have access to little or inaccurate data. …

Broadband Study Says Walton County is Lacking

By Peyton LoCicero, MyPanhandle.com Published: May 24, 2018 Walton County, Fla. – In this day and age, having high speed internet is vital to growing an area and can make it or break it. A recent study done showed, that Walton County is severely lacking to provide residents with the service they need. Whether it is students doing their homework, …

VIDEO: We Must Examine What It Means to be Digitally Excluded

Lexington, KY. (May 23, 3018) – Although Digital Inclusion Week is over, digital exclusion is still ongoing for many people without broadband, or high-speed internet, access. Heather Gate, Director of Digital Inclusion at Connected Nation, spoke with RDF-TV about the perils of digital exclusion and the steps Connected Nation takes to pursue inclusion. “The issue with exclusion is that people …

VIDEO: Connected: Empowering Communities Through Digital Inclusion

Grand Rapids, MI. (May 23, 2018) – Digital Inclusion is a way for people to improve their quality of life through technology. For example, if we did not have Digital Inclusion, students would not be able to do homework and people would not be able to apply for jobs, or stay connected with one another on social media. Connected Nation’s …

VIDEO: DIGITAL WORKS: A BETTER APPROACH TO WORKFORCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Columbus, Oh. (May 23, 2018) – Digital Works is a workforce and economic development planning program of Connected Nation (CN). Stu Johnson, VP of Digital Works, explains to RFD-TV the importance of Digital Inclusion in rural areas – and how it can help provide jobs. “Telework, remote work, and free-lance solo work are the fastest growing segment of the work …

VIDEO: Named the Top State in America, How Iowa Can Keep the Honor

Iowa City, IA. (May 22, 2018) – What does Iowa, the Best State according to U.S. News & World Report, have that outranks any other state? You may be surprised to learn that Iowa has the best infrastructure in the nation. This includes the best ‘Ultra-Fast Internet Access’ and fifth best ‘Broadband Access.’ Connected Nation employee, David Daack, spoke with …

VIDEO: WHY BETTER MAPPING MATTERS TO DIGITAL INCLUSION

Louisville, Ky. (May 16, 2018) – “In order to efficiently expand broadband access to impact digital inclusion, it’s essential that more accurate and granular broadband data be available to assist communities that are lacking service” said Ashley Hitt, GIS Director of Connected Nation, recently during an interview with RFD-TV. Hitt was invited to speak about Connected Nation’s (CN) GIS mapping, …

Digital Works Goes Virtual

Virtually Anywhere (May 16, 2018) – Digital Works just took a successful, first step into a new facet of workforce training—going virtual. The program, which was established by Connected Nation to bridge the needs of communities and employers through telework, just completed its first all-virtual class in Kiowa County, Kansas. “This worked so well in Kansas because there was a …

VIDEO: Connecting Rural America to Broadband

Bowling Green, Ky. (May 15, 2018) – “Having internet access right now is no longer a luxury or an amenity. It’s fundamental to economic development, innovation, and basically all quality measures of American life,” said Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO of Connected Nation, recently during an interview with RFD-TV. The broadcast group focuses on issues important to rural America, and …