101 Graduates: Celebrating a major Digital Works milestone at Fort Campbell hub — home of the 101st Screaming Eagles

Published on: July 13, 2021

Providing digital job training and placement for veterans, military spouses in the midst of the pandemic Fort Campbell, KY (July 13, 2021) – Last week, Digital Works (DW), a Connected Nation (CN) initiative, celebrated a huge accomplishment: officially training 101 graduates out of its Fort Campbell, Kentucky hub. The Digital Works program at Fort Campbell provides digital jobs training and …

Teleworking across the globe: Why remote work may be the best option for you

Published on: July 6, 2021

Bowling Green, KY (July 6, 2021) – Over the past decade, the concept of remote work seemed unfamiliar and ineffective to most of the world. Employees were used to getting ready for work, commuting, and working the traditional 9 to 5 hours. Then in March of 2020, everything changed with the outbreak of the coronavirus. The pandemic forced the majority …

Connected Nation honored among the Best Places to Work for the 10th time

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The national nonprofit was ranked in the top 10 for small-sized employer Bowling Green, Ky. (June 21, 2021) – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has once again named Connected Nation (CN) one of the Best Places to Work—awarding the organization with a 6th place ranking in the small-sized employer category. This is the 10th time the Kentucky-based, national nonprofit has …

The tech problem that’s keeping teachers up at night and what’s being done about it

Published on: June 15, 2021

“Many of my students could not compete. They weren’t even in the race.”  Baton Rouge, Louisiana (June 15, 2021) – Cecile Morgan teaches math at Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School in Louisiana. She, like thousands of teachers across the US, faced some unexpected challenges in 2020 as everyone was sent home. “We were not only teaching online but …

The Digital Equity Act is bipartisan, actionable, and can help close the Digital Divide for the most vulnerable Americans

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Bowling Green, Ky. (June 15, 2021) – Connected Nation applauds the hard work of Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Angus King (I-ME) to bring forth the Digital Equity Act which is squarely focused on expanding digital inclusion across the US. “Connected Nation is endorsing this Act because it seeks to help our nation’s most vulnerable populations finally …

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

Published on: June 8, 2021

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 …

Connected Nation honored for online resource hub in response to the coronavirus crisis

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Bowling Green, Ky. (June 8, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN) is being honored by PR News for its Digital Newsroom “Responding to the Coronavirus Crisis.” This online newsroom provided immediate and critical resources for individuals and families as well as local and state leaders in response to the need for better internet access during the pandemic. “Connected Nation has worked …

Connected Nation and M-1 Studios honored with Telly Award for work to improve understanding of telehealth

Published on: June 1, 2021

Bowling Green, Ky. (June 1, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN), in partnership with M-1 Studios, produced a series of Public Service Announcements to create a better understanding of how to use telehealth while protecting patient privacy and avoiding other pitfalls. The long-form version of those PSAs titled “All about telehealth in 7 minutes or less” was honored with a Bronze …

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

Published on: May 25, 2021

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 …