At the Speed of Broadband: How A Rural Michigan County is Improving Its Internet Access

Published on: August 21, 2019

Lake County, MI. (August 21, 2019) – Over the past several years, Lake County, Michigan, has seen its fair share of problems with broadband. Most of the county does not have fast enough internet speeds, while some areas don’t have it at all. Some providers are unaware of the problem, which Connected Nation has partnered with Casair to solve by …

UPDATE: FCC Releases Report & Order on Broadband Data Collection

Published on: August 15, 2019

Washington, D.C. (August 15, 2019) – At the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) August 1 Open Meeting, the Commission approved a highly anticipated Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the topic of broadband data collection and mapping. The Report and Order (Order) establishes the “Digital Opportunity Data Collection,” distinct from the current data collection process called …

Helping Close the Connectivity Gap in the Classroom

Published on: August 14, 2019

Bowling Green, KY. (August 14, 2019) – President Herbert Hoover is famous for saying, “Children are our most valuable natural resource.” If we can agree this is true, then it only makes sense that we should invest in children and particularly in rural and underserved communities where the lack of access to broadband and technology could have an exponential impact on the …

Worlds Apart: How One Woman Went From Having High-Speed Internet Access to Living a Rural Nightmare

Published on: August 7, 2019

Bowling Green KY. (August 7, 2019) – Imagine being able to access high-speed internet for most of your life, then it is all taken after one move. This is the reality for Janice Forler. Access is no longer available to her due to poor connection and the lack of broadband (high-speed internet) infrastructure in rural Ohio. Before moving to Meigs …

State Legislation Update: The Latest in Broadband

Published on: August 6, 2019

Bowling Green, KY (August 6, 2019) – Staying up-to-date on what is happening in your state legislature is important, especially when it comes to rural broadband. Broadband affects the economy, growth of organizations and businesses, education and much more. Connected Nation is on top of what’s happening with broadband in your state. Texas  Over the last two months, big improvements in broadband funding …

Drones on the Farm

Published on: August 2, 2019

Bowling Green, KY. (August 2, 2019) – The U.N. estimates there will be over 9 billion people living on Earth by 2050. With the growing population and a loss of land capable of sustaining agricultural production, the ag industry has turned to new technology to help solve the growing problem of how to feed the world population. Ag producers around the world are …

Weeding Out Illegitimate Work-at-Home Opportunities

Published on: July 29, 2019

Be on the lookout for these red flags! Bowling Green, KY. (July 29, 2019) – You’ve been looking for a work-from-home job forever — and you finally found it (or at least you think you did). It offers great pay and perfect hours, a fit made in heaven… right? However, before you rush to give out your personal information, make sure …

Using Location Intelligence to Connect Communities

Published on: July 26, 2019

Connected Nation at the 2019 Esri User Conference by Ashley Hitt and Brian Dudek Earlier this month, staff from Connected Nation’s GIS Services department attended the Esri User Conference in San Diego, California, marking the ninth year that CN staff members have been in attendance. Esri is the market leader in GIS (geographic information systems) software, bringing over 17,000 attendees …

Connected Nation Cares: Staff Participates in Annual United Way Day of Caring

Published on: July 25, 2019

Bowling Green, KY (July 25, 2019) – On Wednesday, July 24, Connected Nation team members participated in the United Way Day of Caring to give back to the Bowling Green community. Since 2013, our staff has volunteered their time at Top Crops, a Western Kentucky University farm that offers training and educational opportunities for adults with special needs. This year, …

Connected Nation Ohio Broadband Forum Recap

Published on: July 23, 2019

Kent, OH. (July 23, 2019) – Being able to access the internet is no longer a luxury but a necessity. That’s why Connected Nation Ohio spent much of last week traveling across the state of Ohio hosting Regional Broadband Forums in the cities of Kent, Findlay, and Troy, Ohio. Connected Nation Community Technology Advisor Dan Manning facilitated each session and provided …