Connected Nation and GS2 Government Solution and Services Announces New Career Advancement Opportunities

Fort Campbell, KY (January 19, 2022) – Digital Works, Connected Nation’s digital skills and job placement initiative, and Government Solutions and Services GS2 have partnered with CareerStep to offer veterans, military spouses, and transitioning active-duty servicemembers access to an advanced career online training platform. Thanks to this partnership, participants can now ​​level up their current skills to stand out from …

FCC Commits Nearly $603M in Additional Emergency Connectivity Funding

The following press release was published by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday, December 20, 2021. Latest Wave Provides Support to Applications From Both Funding Windows WASHINGTON, December 20, 2021 — The Federal Communications Commission today announced that it is committing $602,985,895.13 in its latest wave of Emergency Connectivity Fund program support, which will connect over 1.4 million students …

Flipping the classroom: How the Morgan School District went from low tech to high tech

Morgan, Utah (December 17, 2021) – Terry Allen, IT Director of the Morgan School District, understands that technology is very important to helping students and staff adapt to new styles of teaching and learning. “Technology is no longer a digital organizer and file cabinet for our staff,” said Allen. “Professional development is offered to help teachers learn how to use …

USDA Invests $5.2 Billion to Build and Improve Critical Rural Infrastructure in 46 States and Puerto Rico

The following press release was published by the USDA: Funding Will Expand Access to High-Speed Internet, Clean Water and Dependable Electric Power in People’s Homes and Businesses in Rural America WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2021 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing $5.2 billion to build and improve critical rural infrastructure in 46 states and …

Governor Abbott Appoints Harris and Cruz to Broadband Development Office Board of Advisors

The following press release was published by Governor Abbott’s Office on December 9, 2021. AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jennifer Harris and Adriana Cruz to the Broadband Office Board of Advisors for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. The council was created by the 87th Legislature in 2021 and is situated within the Office of the …

Connected Nation Celebrates GIS Day 2021

Louisville, KY (November 17, 2021) – Today is GIS Day, an international recognition of the impact that geographic information systems (GIS) and location intelligence have on our world. Since 1999, GIS Day has occurred in the middle of Geography Awareness Week, demonstrating that a keen understanding of the environmental and cultural geography variables around us help us not only understand …

FCC Reaches $150M Benchmark for COVID-19 Telehealth Program Round 2

The following was published by the Federal Communications Commission: ADDITIONAL $42.16 MILLION AWARDED TO HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WASHINGTON, November 9, 2021—The Federal Communications Commission today approved an additional 75 applications for funding commitments totaling $42,163,705 for Round 2 of its COVID-19 Telehealth Program. This is the FCC’s fourth funding announcement of approved Round 2 applications, bringing the total to approximately …

How technology is improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of education within the Washington County School District

St. George, Utah (November 9, 2021) – Tony Campbell, Director of Learning Technologies for Washington County School District, believes technology plays a pivotal role in the way students learn — both in and out of the classroom. “In Washington County School District, we measure student achievement in the broader sense of learning, attitude, and behavior,” he said. “When we examine …

AT&T and Connected Nation expand free device program to help thousands of vulnerable students

An additional 4,664 hotspots, free internet services provided to address homework gap, bringing total amount of students reached through hotspot program to nearly 40,000 nationwide Bowling Green, Ky. (November 9, 2021) – As part of AT&T’s commitment to bridge the Digital Divide and narrow the homework gap, Connected Nation (CN) is working with AT&T to deliver hotspots to 15 organizations …

Wichita County launching county-wide broadband engagement

Wichita County, Texas (October 29, 2021) – The Wichita County Broadband Committee invites local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special kickoff event on Thursday, November 4th at 7:00pm to discuss expanding and improving broadband access, adoption, and use throughout the county. Attendees will learn more about broadband access in Wichita County, the Connected Communities program at Connected …