Why the FCC’s new National Broadband Map is important to your community

Published on: November 30, 2022

Louisville, Ky. and Nashville, Tenn. (November 30, 2022) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the updated National Broadband Map on Friday, November 18. This map is critical for determining how much each state receives of federal funding for expanding broadband access to unserved and underserved communities. Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO, Connected Nation, recently spoke with RFD-TV, a national …

Tyisha Varnado named Digital Works Graduate of the Year

Published on: November 21, 2022

Fort Campbell, Kentucky (November 21, 2022) — Connected Nation is proud to honor Tyisha Varnado as our 2022 Digital Works Graduate of the Year. She and other awardees were recognized at the Digital Works hub in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, during a press conference on November 15, announcing CN’s latest digital literacy learning and educational programs for teens, teachers, veterans, and …

Blue Star Families of Tennessee named Digital Works Community Partner of the Year

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Fort Campbell, Kentucky (November 21, 2022) — Connected Nation is honored to name the Blue Star Families (BSF) Tennessee Chapter as Digital Works 2022 Community Partner of the Year. BSF and other awardees were recognized at the Digital Works hub in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, during a press conference on November 15 that announced CN’s latest digital literacy learning and educational …

Bridging the Divide: CN featured in a global report on digital financial equity and inclusion

Published on: November 17, 2022

Bowling Green, KY (November 17, 2022) – Since its inception, Connected Nation has been working tirelessly to achieve universal broadband access. Through mapping, working with communities on broadband planning, and providing innovative solutions, Connected Nation is helping to raise the awareness about the Digital Divide across the country. Our work has recently been cited in a global report on digital …

Meet some of CN’s Digital Literacy and Learning trainers

Published on: November 16, 2022

I love the freedom and flexibility of working from home. But working in a remote world means that in-person meetings with co-workers can sometimes be few and far between. However, my recent trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan, for some of our Digital Literacy and Learning workshops gave me the opportunity to meet a fantastic group of Connected Nation (CN) staff …

How to honor veterans in your community and beyond

Published on: November 10, 2022

Fort Campbell, Kentucky (November 11, 2022) — Veterans Day 2022 will be observed on Friday, November 11, to honor all who have served in the U.S. military to protect our country. All veterans are deserving of our respect and gratitude. Each year, the Office of Veteran Affairs selects a theme, and this year’s theme is “Honor.” Veterans Day, originally called …

FCC advisory committee adopts report on strategies for preventing digital discrimination by internet providers and recommendations for promoting digital equity

Published on: November 8, 2022

Washington, DC. (November 8, 2022) – The Communications Equity and Diversity Council (CEDC), a Federal Communication Commission (FCC) advisory committee, voted unanimously yesterday to adopt a report containing recommendations and best practices to prevent digital discrimination by internet service providers (ISPs) and promote digital equity.   The report provides recommendations to the FCC on public policies, programs, and other strategic initiatives …

Using digital literacy to do more good

Published on: November 1, 2022

How the Urban League of West Michigan plans to use Connected Nation’s Digital Literacy and Learning workshops to bring opportunity to the Grand Rapids community Grand Rapids, Michigan (Nov. 1, 2022) – A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending some Digital Literacy and Learning workshops in Grand Rapids, Michigan, led by Connected Nation (CN) in partnership with …

It’s never to late to start something new — a remote career, for instance

Published on: October 28, 2022

Fort Campbell, Kentucky (October 28, 2022) — Are you feeling bored, tired, or burned out in your current position? Jealous of friends and relatives who love their jobs? Maybe it’s time to consider making a change. It’s never too late to start something new. According to the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, about 80% of people ages 45 and older …