FCC to Probe Possible ‘Significant Violations’ by Carriers in MF-II Coverage Claims

This article is reprinted with permission of Warren Communications News. Do not further redistribute without written permission from Warren. www.communicationsdaily.com, 202-872-9200 or sales@warren-news.com by Adam Bender (December 10, 2018) – The FCC will investigate if top wireless carriers submitted incorrect coverage maps in violation of Mobility Fund Phase II rules, Chairman Ajit Pai said Friday. The commission suspended the window …

Study to Address Internet Access, Needs

Published by Times Daily on December 9, 2018 by Tom Smith FLORENCE — The need for high-speed or broadband internet in rural Lauderdale County has been on the mind of Commissioner Brad Holmes from the day he campaigned for office. “I had people telling me how their children had to be taken to a fast-food restaurant where they could connect …

Microsoft Expands Rural Broadband Initiative to 25 states

Published by StateScoop on December 4, 2018 by Ryan Johnston Microsoft will expand its rural broadband development initiative to reach three million people throughout 25 states by July 4, 2022, according to an announcement made by company President Brad Smith on Tuesday. The company launched its “Airband” initiative 18 months ago to partner with local and regional internet service providers …

Local Banks Should Invest in Broadband Expansion Plans in Rural Areas, Report Says

Published by The Daily Yonder on December 5, 2018  by Janet Fix and Letty Shapiro EDITOR’S NOTE: A new report from Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (a federal regulatory agency) encourages banks to invest and participate in projects that improve broadband for underserved communities. Besides meeting community needs and improving their own internet access, banks may be eligible to count broadband projects toward federal requirements to support local …

Computer Science Education Week: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

“Computer science is one of the few policy issues that can address both foundational education needs and workforce development demands for a state’s future workforce.” ~Code.org Advocacy Coalition December 5, 2018 – The evolution of technology has created new and exciting opportunities for us to achieve the unimaginable and reach heights that were once beyond our grasp. With computing technology, …

Mapping the Digital Divide: How GIS is Impacting Lives

November 14, 2018 – Today we recognize GIS Day, established in 1999 to show how location intelligence through the use of geographic information systems (GIS) touches everyone. It is now a global event that demonstrates how far GIS extends into people’s lives and provides a forum for users to showcase their unique accomplishments using GIS. Connected Nation uses GIS to better …

The Future of Rural: Examining Texas Communities

College Station, TX (November 13, 2018) – Across Texas, community leaders, families, business owners, and others are taking part in watch parties for the “Future of Rural Texas symposium,” which is being hosted by the Texas Tribune newspaper. The event covers issues that impact rural Texas, from health care to education to broadband expansion. Many of the discussions mimic the problems seen in …

Better Broadband Mapping for More Informed Citizens

Louisville, Ky. (October 18, 2018) – As International Digital Inclusion Week continues (October 15-19, 2018), we at Connected Nation are working diligently to improve lives by providing innovative solutions that expand the access, adoption, and use of high-speed internet and its related technologies to all people – we believe that everyone belongs in a Connected Nation. However, as International Digital …

Using Digital Inclusion to Fight Extreme Poverty         

Lexington, KY. (October 17, 2018) – Much can be said about how technology has transformed the world. More importantly, the internet and other broadband-related technologies have empowered us to reach heights that were unfathomable less than 50 years ago. Today we are able to stay connected not only in our neighborhoods and communities, but with people across the world. We …

900 Jobs and Counting: Digital Works Reaches Major Milestone

Bowling Green, Ky. (October 17, 2018) – Connected Nation is celebrating its 900th job placement through its Digital Works℠ (DW) program. This one-of-a-kind job-creation program, launched in 2013, was developed specifically to meet the growing demand for online and digitally trained workers. “This is an extraordinary milestone for us, and we are very proud of the hard work and impact …