Local community participation needed in Childress County survey about internet connectivity

Childress County, Texas (January 24, 2022) – The Childress County Broadband Committee needs to hear from you! Childress County residents, business owners, ranchers, ag-producers, first responders, and local officials are invited to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess internet needs and uses throughout the county. You can answer in as many categories as apply to you. Survey data …

Wichita County Broadband Committee seeking feedback from local community

Wichita County, Texas (January 19, 2022) – The Wichita County Broadband Committee is urging the local community to participate in a survey about internet connectivity. Wichita County residents, business owners, ranchers, ag-producers, first responders, community institutions, and healthcare officials are invited to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess internet needs and uses throughout the county. Residents can complete …

Internet users save big by seeking out health information online

Bowling Green, Kentucky (January 18, 2022) – Since we opened our doors more than 20 years ago, Connected Nation (CN) has focused both nationally and locally on the impact that broadband can have on peoples’ lives. It is not enough to work with others to lay the infrastructure and make broadband available to every home. We must also explore the …

Haskell County Broadband Committee urges local community to participate in survey about internet connectivity

Haskell County, Texas (January 14, 2022) – The Haskell County Broadband Committee wants to hear from you! Haskell County residents, business owners, ranchers, ag-producers, first responders, and local officials are invited to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess internet needs and uses throughout the county. You can answer in as many categories as apply to you. Survey data …

Connected Nation congratulates Alan Davidson on his Senate confirmation as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information & NTIA Administrator

Washington, DC (January 12, 2022) – Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO of Connected Nation, issued the following statement congratulating Alan Davidson on his confirmation by the United States Senate as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information & Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA):  “We are on the precipice of an unprecedented opportunity to close the …

New data: Connect K-12 report shows 59% of U.S. school districts now meet FCC internet connectivity benchmark

27.6 million students attend schools that still lack adequate bandwidth to support digital learning in every classroom, every day Washington, D.C. (January 10, 2022) – Connected Nation’s “Connect K-12” program has released its report on U.S. school connectivity for E-rate Funding Year 2021, which includes findings on the nation’s progress toward meeting the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) bandwidth goal of …

FCC LAUNCHES AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM

The following press release was issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday, December 31 Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Transitions to New Affordable Connectivity Program WASHINGTON, December 31, 2021—In accordance with Congressional directives in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Federal Communications Commission today officially launched the Affordable Connectivity Program, the $14.2 billion successor program to the Emergency …

Department of Commerce’s NTIA Publishes First ACCESS BROADBAND Report

The following press release was issued by the NTIA on Thursday, December 23 News Media Contact: NTIA, Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002, press@ntia.gov WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recently released the first ACCESS BROADBAND Report, which highlights the accomplishments of NTIA’s recently established Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth (OICG) over the past year. …

NTIA Awards Additional $1M in Grants to Tribal Groups Seeking to Expand Broadband

The following press release was issued by NTIA on Wednesday, December 22 News Media Contact: NTIA, Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002, press@ntia.gov WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded two additional grants as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program. These grants, totaling nearly $1 million, are being awarded to …

Weather, terrain, national parks: Silver Star Internet tackles some of the most challenging areas to connect in the country

“It’s not for the faint of heart.” Freedom, Wyoming (December 20, 2021) – Silver Star Internet is no stranger to challenge — local residents had to build it from the ground up.  “The company was a rural telco started by farmers and ranchers in the area back in 1912,” said Paul Petersen, COO. “They named it Silver Star Telephone Co.” …