New Year – New Job! Preparing for Your Virtual Interview

Published on: January 15, 2021

Bowling Green, KY (January 15, 2021) – The pandemic forced many to consider an alternative form of employment: remote work! If you were able to make the conversion from brick-and-mortar to work-at-home (WAH) without having to change jobs, you were very fortunate. Those individuals who could not had to start all over. This often meant a brand-new application process that …

The Impact of Telehealth Within Michigan Communities

Published on: January 5, 2021

Bowling Green, Ky (January 5, 2021) – Since the start of the coronavirus, people have had to drastically change how they carry out everyday tasks. To stay healthy, we now wear a mask in public, social distance, work and take classes from home, and much more. Another major change is how we communicate with our physicians. Before March of 2020, …

Broadband providers were awarded over $360 million through RDOF to connect Texas homes and businesses. This is what that means for the state.

Published on: December 14, 2020

Austin, TX (December 14, 2020) – What is the RDOF?RDOF stands for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created in 2019 to bring high-speed fixed broadband service to rural homes and small businesses where it does not exist. More than $20 billion was put into RDOF and will be awarded to broadband providers through a …

Wham! Connected Nation’s greatest hits of 2020

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By Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Bowling Green, KY (December 14, 2020) – Every year, during the holidays, my friends circulate this ridiculous challenge — try not to be “Whammed!” Basically, the person who goes the longest without hearing the original version of “Last Christmas” by Wham! wins. We’re not the only ones. The challenge is so popular that it …

POLICY BRIEF: Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Announces Phase 1 winners

Published on: December 11, 2020

This week, the FCC announced the winners of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I Auction, where 180 bidders won in 49 states and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The funding will serve 5.2 million unserved homes and businesses, with 99.7% of the locations receiving speeds of at least 100/20 Mbps coverage. The FCC also said, in a …

Overcome being overwhelmed: building a path to connectivity in all communities

Published on: December 10, 2020

We know it’s tough right now.   Kids are struggling with internet access for remote learning, adults are having difficulty connecting for telework or telehealth appointments, and businesses need broadband immediately to survive.  It is tough—really tough. But, especially so, for local community leaders who must wear multiple hats and try to solve the connectivity problem for everyone. “Most of …

How Digital Works is helping military spouses and their families

Published on: December 7, 2020

Fort Campbell, KY (December 7, 2020) – Digital Works launched its one-of-a-kind job creation program in 2020 in the Fort Campbell area. Recent graduate Carrie Bluett shares why she believes this program is important for military spouses and their families. Watch her video below. To learn more head to digitalworksjobs.org.

Sen. Perry: “Covid-19 closures have shown us, now more than ever, online communication is critical for businesses, families, schools, and vulnerable populations”

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“Many of the counties I represent do not have a hospital or even a doctor, and broadband can help bridge the healthcare gap these rural residents face.“ Connected Nation Texas recently asked Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock) and other lawmakers to share their thoughts on why expanding high-speed internet (broadband) to more Texas homes, businesses, and communities is important and explain …

VIDEO: Connect K-12 Launches to Help State, District Leaders Improve School Connectivity

Published on: November 24, 2020

Washington, D.C. (November 24, 2020) – Connected Nation recently launched the free resource for school district and state leaders—Connect K-12.  RFD-TV, a broadband group that focuses on rural affairs issues across the country, asked CN to share how the new website can help school districts in rural areas improve their internet connectivity. “We hope to build on the momentum and …