How Connected Nation is tackling the high rates of unemployment among military spouses and veterans

Frankfort, KY (June 16, 2021) – The nation’s military spouses face some of the highest unemployment rates in the country. Recognizing the need to take action Connected Nation (CN), through its Digital Works (DW) program has been  working to change that.  This afternoon, CN Chairman & CEO, Tom Ferree, along with Executive Vice President of Planning and Development, Chris Pedersen, …

New Deloitte Study Explores the Economic Impacts of Broadband

Bowling Green, KY (June 10, 2021) – In April, professional services firm Deloitte released a study on how the Digital Divide has affected economic growth. This study is certainly timely, if not long overdue, as many Americans have been working remotely for over a year now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the study, $107.5 billion have been invested …

Connecting Michigan Communities: What Should Communities Be Doing Now?

Bowling Green, KY (June 10, 2021) – Access to broadband (high-speed internet) is more important now than ever, especially in Michigan. That’s why Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan) is hosting a series of webinars called “Connecting Michigan Communities” to highlight critical broadband needs and technology-related topics.  The CN Michigan team held their twelfth webinar on Tuesday, June 8th at 11:00am …

Mapping Michigan’s Digital Divide: Students research Internet access and need in rural Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI (June 9, 2021) – For the last several years, broadband access in rural areas has become a growing problem. It has been brought to the attention of many national organizations and to our state and federal governments. But how do you solve an issue of this size? You can start by raising awareness and educating the general …

The growth of new technology and its impact on today’s society

Bowling Green, KY (June 8, 2021) – The final blog in this series looks at 2017 to the present. Although much progress has been made, we are still talking about a digital gap, and rural America is still trying to catch up. As of 2018, there were 3.9 billion internet users worldwide, but in 2020, 19 million Americans still lacked …

Kentucky has received billions of dollars for coronavirus relief to strengthen the struggling economy. Now it’s time to invest in the state’s future

By Lily McCoy, Communications Social Media Specialist, Connected Nation & Jessica Golson, Facilitator, Digital Works Fort Campbell  Fort Campbell, KY (June 2, 2021) – At this moment, officials throughout the United States are working to develop recovery plans for their state under the new Emergency Relief Bill meant to stabilize a struggling economy. It would be an understatement to say …

How the growing demand of high-speed internet impacted the early 2010’s

Bowling Green, KY (May 25, 2021) – By 2015, high-speed internet used in the home was down to 2012 levels. The reason: smart phones! More people were using their phones exclusively. Average download speeds tripled between 2011 and 2014, according to the FCC, increasing from 10 Mbps to 31 Mbps. The internet was getting faster and more reliable, pushing traditional industries …

Connecting Michigan Communities: Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Bowling Green, KY (May 12, 2021) – Access to broadband (high-speed internet) is more important now than ever. That’s why Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan) is hosting a series of webinars called “Connecting Michigan Communities” to highlight critical broadband needs and technology-related topics.  The CN Michigan team held their eleventh webinar discussing the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP) on …

Life is better with broadband®

Bowling Green, KY (May 4, 2021) – Connected Nation has been working diligently for more than two decades in the communities that we serve to ensure connectivity thorough access, adoption, and use of high-speed internet. In the early days, CN staff would educate federal, state, and local leaders about the benefits of broadband. This was, more often than not, a …