Reflections on Digital Inclusion Week 2021 by Connected Nation’s VP of Digital Inclusion

Published on: October 8, 2021

It’s ok to have a new normal! Lexington, KY (October 8, 2021) – What a great week! This year marked the sixth year of celebrating National Digital Inclusion Week. In case you missed it go to #DIW2021 or #DIW21 on Twitter to see all the great organizations, communities and digital inclusion practitioners that are working to empower vulnerable communities and …

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund: What’s up with the wait for Phase II?

Published on: September 24, 2021

Lansing, Michigan (September 24, 2021) – The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) provides a unique opportunity to expand access to fixed broadband and voice service to millions of unserved homes and small businesses in rural America. There’s one problem—a hold up when it comes to Phase II of the $20.4 billion program. “This comes up a lot when we’re talking …

STUDY: Expanding broadband linked to economic growth

Published on: September 22, 2021

Bowling Green, KY (September 22, 2021) – For 20 years, Connected Nation has stressed the value of connectivity for families, businesses, and communities. When we say “Everyone Belongs in a Connected Nation,” that is more than a tagline. It is a reminder that at every level of society, the ability to access and use technology in meaningful ways can make …

Texas County releases findings and recommendations for improving internet access, speeds

Published on: September 13, 2021

More than 480 surveys completed across Morris County provide key data points for new technology action plan Morris County, Texas (September 13, 2021) – The Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) Connected Program partnered with the Morris County Broadband Team to conduct a study designed to determine the availability of broadband infrastructure throughout the county. Between July 2020 and May 2021, …

Use Your Internet Connection to Take Care of Yourself This Month

Published on: August 26, 2021

Bowling Green, KY (August 26, 2021) – August is National Wellness Month — a time to focus on self-care, managing stress, and developing healthy routines. We’re all facing a slew of stressors this time of the year: kids’ school routines are changing; seasonal changes mean decreasing sunlight that can trigger changes in dopamine and serotonin (two chemicals that have been …

Heading back to school: How technology will continue to play a primary role this school year

Published on: August 19, 2021

Nashville, TN (August 19, 2021) – Over the past decade, technology use has increased to become a prominent part of our everyday lives. We use it to connect with friends and family, pay our bills, and even work from home. Then the coronavirus hit, and suddenly we were dependent on technology to keep our regular lives going.  Many industries took …

It’s time for a full-color approach to solving the nation’s broadband problem

Published on: August 11, 2021

As the pandemic recedes, we’ve learned that universal access to the online world, through broadband service, is essential for participation in modern American life. The urgency to create full broadband coverage echoes past programs to develop nationwide networks for electricity, telephone, and interstate highways. Each of those ushered in major changes and improvements in communities across the country. Broadband is …

Exposing the Digital Divide: how the pandemic revealed what we can all do to improve digital equity

Published on: July 27, 2021

Hoboken, New Jersey (July 27, 2021) – Dylan Zajac wants you to know two things about the Digital Divide—it was a problem long before the pandemic and there is a simple way you can fix it. “It’s interesting. Most people didn’t realize the Digital Divide existed until the pandemic. But there was a massive need for technology for doing things …

8 Important Things to Look for in a Game Server Host

Published on: July 14, 2021

Contribution from BisectHosting It’s no secret that gamers demand a lot when it comes to their server’s performance and the support team behind it. There’s nothing wrong with that. After all, you want a game server host that can really deliver. You don’t want to deal with lag during your game or have to fight for resources with other gamers. …