U.S. Governors taking steps to connect their residents

Published on: February 2, 2023

Bowling Green, Kentucky (February 2, 2023) –This past year was a landmark for closing the Digital Divide across the United States. On December 31, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). According to FCC.gov, this program will serve as a “$14.2 billion successor program to the Emergency Broadband Benefit, which helped almost 9 million afford …

Optimal BEAD grant theory

Published on: February 1, 2023

Bowling Green, Kentucky (February 1, 2023) – On November 15, 2021, U.S. Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which created, among other things, the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program. With $42.45 billion appropriated, the goal of this program is to deliver fast 100/20 Mbps internet access to every broadband serviceable location — every home or …

How digital literacy workshops create an opportunity for personal and community growth

Published on: January 30, 2023

Longview, Texas (January 31, 2023) — Digital inclusion and digital literacy are not only essential for personal development, but also for community growth. That’s why Connected Nation (CN) is committed to empowering communities and their residents with broadband and related technologies to improve basic digital skills. Through a partnership with AT&T, the national nonprofit has developed in-person and virtual digital …

Community Matters — How Austin Texas’ urban residents are bridging the Digital Divide together.

Published on: January 26, 2023

Austin, Texas (January 26, 2023) – Communities are often united by common goals or experiences. Longtime residents who lack access to the same things can empathize with one another and form plans of action to help each other. In some cases, however, individuals who are new to the area can be just as passionate about reaching those shared goals. This …

Expanding digital literacy throughout the Lone Star State

Published on: January 24, 2023

Longview, Texas (January 24, 2023) – Digital literacy is an essential competency in today’s digital world. We use computers on a daily basis to pay bills, communicate with loved ones, go to school, stream our favorite shows, and much more. But some Americans lack the digital literacy skills they need to get the most out of technology. What is digital …

Keeping families connected – Kahauiki Village students work to bridge Digital Divide within their community

Published on: January 18, 2023

Louisville, Kentucky (January 18, 2023) — Joy. All anybody could feel was unbridled joy for the children of Kahauiki Village in Honolulu, Hawaii, when they learned they were among the winners of a prestigious technology competition. On April 22, 2022, it was announced that the Kahauiki Village team had placed fourth in the Kids Tech Summit, a national competition sponsored …

Worried about your child’s safety on the internet? Here’s our advice

Published on: January 12, 2023

Louisville, Kentucky (January 12, 2023) – At 19 years old, I grew up in the age of technology. In fact, I can’t ever think of a time when I truly was without it. As a kid, I played cops and robbers outside with the rest of the kids in the neighborhood like previous generations, but unlike them, I had computer …

Project Patriot Hope: Connected Nation gives back

Published on: January 11, 2023

Fort Campbell, Kentucky (January 11, 2023) – Connected Nation organizes fundraising events annually during the holiday season.  This year the team selected the Fort Campbell area non-profit organization YAIPak (You Are Important) Outreach as the recipient.   The funds raised were used to purchase items needed for the #ProjectPatriotHope initiative that supports unhoused veterans as they transition into a home. …

Connected Nation Cares raises $1,000 for veterans in need

Published on: December 19, 2022

Fort Campbell, Kentucky (December 19, 2022) – In honor of Veterans Day and the holiday season, Connected Nation (CN) and Digital Works held their CN Cares fundraiser to support Project Patriot Hope, providing hope and support to homeless veterans. This project is organized by YAIPak outreach, a Fort Campbell nonprofit organization. YAI stands for “You Are Important.” Project Patriot Hope …

This year in broadband

Published on: December 15, 2022

Bowling Green, Kentucky (December 14, 2022) – 2022 proved to be a monumental year for closing the Digital Divide in the United States. Initiatives approved by U.S. Congress and signed by the Biden Administration late in 2021 established generous funding pools for state and local governments to invest in broadband infrastructure, devices, and digital literacy programs. Moreover, the Federal Communications …