Connected Nation Texas Names New State Program Director

Bowling Green, KY. (September 19, 2019) – Connected Nation is excited to announce that Jennifer Harris has joined our staff as the new Connected Nation Texas state program director. In this position, Harris will provide primary management and administrative project oversight and support for Connected Texas’s state strategy.

Upon being hired at Connected Nation, Harris worked in the Texas state government since 2005. She has held a wide range of jobs in the public sector. Her professional experience includes legislative, public policy, communications, and government affairs work with the Texas Legislature, and policy and communications work for the Florida Department of Education, along with a variety of roles on local and statewide political campaigns.

Harris’s love for helping others is what led her to finding Connected Nation. While attending a rural symposium in College Station, Texas, Harris encountered Connected Nation and Connected Nation Texas for the first time.

“Helping people in Texas is very important to me and I saw firsthand how Connected Nation Texas wanted to help rural residents stay connected,” said Jennifer Harris, Connected Nation Texas state program director.

Broadband and high-speed internet is important to Harris because she knows what it is like on the other side of not being connected.

“I grew up on a ranch only 40 miles outside of Dallas in the ninth most populated county in Texas and even there we struggled to get access to high-speed internet,” she said. “Broadband in parts of Denton County is capped, if accessible at all, and residents are not able to access normal internet speeds or stream video on basic platforms like Netflix.”

Harris is focused on connecting more communities as she takes on the new role of Texas state program director. By demonstrating the importance of broadband in education, healthcare, business, and community organizations, she will be able to improve the quality of life for all Texans.

“By keeping people online and connected, we are giving Texas residents the tools they need to succeed in many aspects of their lives,” she said. “I am looking forward to working with the Connected Nation Texas team and spreading our mission throughout the state.”

Everyone Belongs in a Connected Nation.

Read the Press Release Here

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