VIDEO: CONNECTED: EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES THROUGH DIGITAL INCLUSION

(May 23, 2018) – Digital Inclusion is a way for people to improve their quality of life through technology, which will help community and economic development. Eric Frederick, Connected Nation’s VP of Community Affairs, was invited to speak with RFD-TV about the Connected Community Engagement Program, as part of Digital Inclusion Week, which took place May 7-11, 2018. “The Connected …

VIDEO: DIGITAL WORKS: A BETTER APPROACH TO WORKFORCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

(May 23, 2018) – Digital Works is a workforce and economic development planning program of Connected Nation (CN). Stu Johnson, VP of Digital Works, explains to RFD-TV the importance of Digital Inclusion in rural areas – and how it can help provide jobs. “Telework, remote work, and free-lance solo work are the fastest growing segment of the work force” said …

VIDEO: WHY BETTER MAPPING MATTERS TO DIGITAL INCLUSION

(May 16, 2018) – “In order to efficiently expand broadband access to impact digital inclusion, it’s essential that more accurate and granular broadband data be available to assist communities that are lacking service” said Ashley Hitt, GIS Director of Connected Nation, recently during an interview with RFD-TV. Hitt was invited to speak about Connected Nation’s (CN) GIS mapping, specifically in …

Named the Top State in America, How Iowa Can Keep the Honor

(May 10, 2018) – Iowa’s Governor, Kim Reynolds, announced in her Condition of the State address earlier this year, an initiative to promote, invest and connect rural Iowa by expanding broadband capabilities in every corner of the state. That was a welcome statement considering that Iowa was recently announced as the best state in the nation, partially due to bringing …

34 Million Americans Are Without Broadband Access: Can We Connect Them?

The below was first published on connectmycommunity.org in November 2017. It was republished here on May 10, 2018.  Because of my mother’s health, I will become her caregiver. Having high-speed internet will allow me to work from home. Lack of high-speed internet in our area poses a significant and growing hurdle to our ability to do business and maximize my …