FCC Chairman Discusses Rural Digital Opportunity Fund with Rural Business Owners, Community Advocates, Internet Service Providers

Published on: January 23, 2020

“This is the biggest step the FCC has ever taken to close the Digital Divide” by Jessica Denson, Communications Director Marietta, OH (January 23, 2020) – The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, met yesterday with community advocates, business owners, educational leaders, internet service providers, and other local stakeholders in Ohio to discuss the importance of closing …

Connected Nation Board Member Has “A Heart for Agriculture”

Published on: January 22, 2020

Washington, DC – Connected Nation’s Board of Directors recently came together in Washington, D.C. to discuss progress made and what still needs to be done to connect more communities to broadband (high-speed internet). The technology provides access to resources and opportunities that include better healthcare, educational opportunities, job training and placement, government services, and so much more. RFD-TV, a broadcast …

The Future of Connected Nation: Emerging Broadband Issues

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Washington, DC – Connected Nation’s Board of Directors recently came together in Washington, D.C. to discuss progress made and what still needs to be done to connect more communities to broadband (high-speed internet). The technology provides access to resources and opportunities that include better healthcare, educational opportunities, job training and placement, government services, and so much more.  RFD-TV, a broadcast …

Preliminary Ohio Broadband Maps Released – Help Improve Them!

Published on: January 15, 2020

Louisville, KY. (January 15, 2020) – In mid-December, Connected Nation Ohio (CN Ohio) published preliminary broadband availability maps as part of a project to identify areas served and unserved by high-speed internet access. They are the first state-level broadband maps developed since 2017. While federal broadband datasets exist, they are heavily flawed, and there is evidence of both overstatement and understatement of broadband …

Mission Critical: Connected Nation Partners with EducationSuperHighway to Connect Every Classroom, Every Day

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The national nonprofit will spearhead efforts to help K-12 school districts across the country meet the next FCC school broadband goal Bowling Green, Ky. (January 15, 2020) – Connected Nation (CN) has been selected by EducationSuperHighway to carry forward its mission to ensure state and school district  leaders have the information they need to improve school broadband (high-speed internet) connectivity. …

Better Broadband Maps: The First Step to Bridging the Digital Divide

Published on: January 8, 2020

Washington, DC – Connected Nation’s Board of Directors recently came together in Washington, D.C. to discuss progress made and what still needs to be done to connect more communities to broadband (high-speed internet). The technology provides access to resources and opportunities that include better healthcare, educational opportunities, job training and placement, government services, and so much more. RFD-TV, a broadcast group …

Broadband Internet Access Basics

Published on: January 2, 2020

Bowling Green, KY (January 2, 2020) – There are several types of broadband delivery methods, or “broadband platforms,” across the U.S. The type of broadband available in any given area, in any state, can depend on several factors: Is the population dense or sparse? What’s the return on investment (ROI) for the technology type? Are homes located several miles apart or …

How a Utah School is Bridging the Digital Divide with New Technology for Students

Published on: December 30, 2019

South Jordan, UT (December 29, 2019) – Last month, The Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) partnered with Connected Nation to inventory all of the technology throughout Utah schools. This data helps schools assess what changes need to be made in the classroom involving technology. As part of the inventory process, Wes Kerr, Connected Nation Director of Community Solutions, visited …

Serving the Last Mile: Officials in Two Ohio Counties Looking for Broadband Vendors

Published on: December 20, 2019

Vinton and Meigs Counties, OH (December 20, 2019) – Local leaders in two Ohio counties are building on work begun nearly three years ago to connect underserved and poorly served families, businesses, and communities. They are now looking for vendors to construct telecommunications towers across the region. Vinton and Meigs Counties sit in the southeast region of the Buckeye State—a …