Computer Science Education Week: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

Published on: December 5, 2018

“Computer science is one of the few policy issues that can address both foundational education needs and workforce development demands for a state’s future workforce.” ~Code.org Advocacy Coalition December 5, 2018 – The evolution of technology has created new and exciting opportunities for us to achieve the unimaginable and reach heights that were once beyond our grasp. With computing technology, …

How Digital Works Helps Military Spouses

Published on: November 26, 2018

Bowling Green, KY. (November 26, 2018) – Moving from place-to-place while trying to keep a steady job can be hard. This is the reality for Adriana Honsinger. As a military spouse, Honsinger has accompanied her husband on moves overseas and to the East Coast to report to new military stations. It’s made it difficult for her to keep and steady job, which …

The Cost of Being Excluded From a Digital World

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Bowling Green, KY. (November 26, 2018) – Access to high-speed internet is now more than a want — it’s a need. The cost of being excluded is too high for small businesses, making it hard to reach their full potential without the tools and resources broadband provides. Heather Gate, director of Digital Inclusion at Connected Nation, spoke with RDF-TV about how the …

New Digital Training Program Supports Military Veterans and Spouses

Published on: November 16, 2018

Bowling Green, KY. (November 16, 2018) – Connected Nation recently launched its newest Digital Works program training facility in Fort Knox, KY, to help military veterans and spouses find remote jobs. The four- to six-week program equips students with skills to work in the telework industry and connects graduates to customer support and IT jobs for global corporations. “Talking to …

VIDEO: Engaging Communities in Their Broadband Future

Published on: November 14, 2018

Bowling Green, KY. (November 14, 2018) – Digital inclusion means going beyond connecting to the internet or posting photos on Facebook. It means improving quality of life through technology. Connected Nation VP of Community Affairs, Eric Frederick, sat down with RFD-TV during Digital Inclusion Week (October 15- 21) to discuss why digital inclusion and broadband are important to all communities. “Digital inclusion is the idea that …

Mapping the Digital Divide: How GIS is Impacting Lives

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November 14, 2018 – Today we recognize GIS Day, established in 1999 to show how location intelligence through the use of geographic information systems (GIS) touches everyone. It is now a global event that demonstrates how far GIS extends into people’s lives and provides a forum for users to showcase their unique accomplishments using GIS. Connected Nation uses GIS to better …

The Future of Rural: Examining Texas Communities

Published on: November 13, 2018

College Station, TX (November 13, 2018) – Across Texas, community leaders, families, business owners, and others are taking part in watch parties for the “Future of Rural Texas symposium,” which is being hosted by the Texas Tribune newspaper. The event covers issues that impact rural Texas, from health care to education to broadband expansion. Many of the discussions mimic the problems seen in …

Better Broadband Mapping for More Informed Citizens

Published on: October 18, 2018

Louisville, Ky. (October 18, 2018) – As International Digital Inclusion Week continues (October 15-19, 2018), we at Connected Nation are working diligently to improve lives by providing innovative solutions that expand the access, adoption, and use of high-speed internet and its related technologies to all people – we believe that everyone belongs in a Connected Nation. However, as International Digital …

Higher Education: Why Getting a Degree Now Requires Internet Access

Published on: October 17, 2018

Bowling Green, KY. (October 17, 2018) – The internet has changed the way we live our everyday lives. It helps us stay in contact with loved ones, find jobs, go shopping, and get our daily news. One thing it has changed tremendously is how students approach getting a college education. College students rely on the use of internet access and …

Using Digital Inclusion to Fight Extreme Poverty         

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Lexington, KY. (October 17, 2018) – Much can be said about how technology has transformed the world. More importantly, the internet and other broadband-related technologies have empowered us to reach heights that were unfathomable less than 50 years ago. Today we are able to stay connected not only in our neighborhoods and communities, but with people across the world. We …