Connecting America during the Coronavirus: Stimulus Bill Provides Some Funding to Expand Access

Published on: March 26, 2020

Washington, DC (March 26, 2020) – The Senate unanimously passed late last night a $2 trillion stimulus bill in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The House is set to vote on the bill Friday, March 27. This historic legislation provides funding for individuals, couples, and families. It also provides some relief for those who are working and learning from home …

Spectrum Health Offers Free Coronavirus Virtual Screenings

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Grand Rapids MI. (March 26, 2020) –Since the outbreak of COVID-19, social distancing has been recommended to everyone living in the United States. But as society continues to self-isolate, certain everyday needs are put on the backburner. One is making time to see your primary physician. “Spectrum Health is working around the clock to slow the spread of COVID-19 and …

On The Front Lines: Seamstress Answers Call for Help During COVID-19

Published on: March 25, 2020

Livonia, MI (March 25, 2020) – Across the country, hospitals are struggling to protect their own during the coronavirus outbreak.   But, a shortage of masks is making it difficult for health care workers who are on the front lines with those who are infected—and highly contagious—to stay healthy themselves. That includes staff and administrators at St. Mary’s Hospital in Livonia, …

Charter Communications Pledges to Keep Americans Connected

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Bowling Green, KY (March 18, 2020) – As the effects of coronavirus continue to impact our country, access to high-speed internet is at an all-time high. In the coming weeks, much of the U.S. population will be required to work/learn remotely from home. Charter Communications and other broadband service providers are working hard to keep their customers connected to the internet …

Policy Brief: Congress Passes Broadband DATA Act

Published on: March 20, 2020

Washington, DC (March 20, 2020) – On March 10, 2020, Congress passed the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act, which set the stage for a sweeping reform on how broadband data is collected, verified, and mapped by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and builds upon the Digital Opportunity Data Collection (DODC) report and order that the FCC adopted in August …

Celebrating World Storytelling Day: Where to Find Online Storytime Resources

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Bowling Green, KY. (March 20, 2020) – In elementary school, my favorite time was storytime. The class would plop down around Mrs. Denny, each of us sprawled out on our own cushion in whatever position was the most comfortable, listening attentively as our teacher read to us. Sometimes she’d show us the pictures, and our imaginations would wander. Today, March 20, …

Internet 101: Free Training Resources Offered by Connected Nation

Published on: March 17, 2020

Bowling Green, Ky. (March 17, 2020) – The White House and public health officials announced today changes to telehealth initiatives and recommendations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Those changes include expanding Medicare immediately to cover telemedicine. Officials suggested patients call their doctor’s offices if they had questions about telehealth services offered by their physicians. The White House also …

Working From Home and Loving It

Published on: March 16, 2020

UPDATE March 16, 2020: Tammy Spring leads Connected Nation’s Digital Works program. This program  is a one-of-a-kind job creation program that goes beyond training and placement to encompass high-demand, telework professions. Spring recently provided some tips to make working-at-home easier on you. In light of self- and work-imposed quarantines for coronavirus, we wanted to share these tips with you again. Bowling Green, …