Michigan Governor Unveils Plan to Bring Broadband to Every Corner of the State

Escanaba, Mich. (August 15, 2018) – Connect Michigan, a subsidiary of the nonprofit Connected Nation, worked with Governor Rick Snyder, his staff, and state technology and business leaders to develop a plan to provide universal access to high-speed internet for every Michigan resident, business, region, and community. That plan was unveiled today during an event at Escanaba High School. “As …

Back to the Roots: Helping Our Home-Towns

Meet our Director of Engineering and Technical Services, Chip Spann. Spann does work nationwide for Connected Nation, but doesn’t forget to take time to serve those in his home state of Kentucky. For the last three years, Spann has been working with five Amish families who grow organic produce in the Fleming County area. He serves as their registered agent, …

Agile Networks, Microsoft Working to Bring Broadband to More Rural Ohioans

By Tim Feran, The Columbus Dispatch Columbus, OH. (August 8, 2018) – A new effort is underway to bring the internet to thousands of people in rural Ohio who lack access. Microsoft and Agile Networks have announced a new agreement to extend broadband access over the next four years to 110,000 unserved people in rural Ohio. The agreement helps to address …

Tech Today: Edge of Network Computing & Data Centers

Tech Today: Edge of Network Computing & Data Centers: By: Director, Community Solutions, Wes Kerr Bowling Green, KY. (August 8, 2018) – It’s 2018 and somehow, without most of us really paying attention, we’re actually living in a Jetsons world. No we don’t have flying cars, yet, and our digital assistants aren’t quite as helpful as Rosie the maid, but …

Broadband Internet in Rural Areas Is Essential

By Suzanne Bopp (August 5, 2018) Published by Syngenta As farming moves rapidly into the digital age, the need for faster, more reliable broadband access in rural areas grows. Today, broadband is truly a necessity, not a luxury. Defined by Congress as the capability that allows users to “originate and receive high-quality voice, data, graphics and video” services, it’s essential …

Governor’s Office Receives Grant for Statewide Broadband Mapping Project

TOPEKA (August 1, 2018)—The Information Network of Kansas (“INK”) Board of Directors has approved a $300,000 grant request by Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. to complete a Statewide Broadband Mapping project. The project, which will be undertaken by non-profit Connected Nation in partnership with the Governor’s Office, will prepare a statewide broadband map of wireline and wireless coverage. This map will …

Broadband Expansion Gains Momentum Across U.S.

Christine Book, August 01, 2018 Published by: Smart & Resilient Cities A host of states and municipalities have recently made progress on the broadband scene, moving toward increased access to high-speed internet. Surveying the country, Smart & Resilient Citiescompiled a round-up of related news stories, featuring public private partnerships from state capitals to rural counties. Virginia News from the State Capital …

Pilot Program Launched in Fort Knox Area Provides Digital Job Training for Military Spouses and Veterans

  For Immediate Release August 1, 2018   Elizabethtown, Ky. (August 1, 2018) – Connected Nation is launching its Digital Works℠ (DW) program in the Fort Knox area with a focus on helping military spouses and veterans. This one-of-a-kind job-creation program was developed specifically to meet the growing demand for online and digitally trained workers. More than 850 graduates have …