High-Tech Cockpit: The Modernization of U.S. Farms

Published on: July 14, 2020

Bowling Green, Ky (July 14, 2020) – Today is the day! You’ve done all you can to prepare. You’ve put in long hours studying and adjusting your plans, monitored progress, and prepared your equipment. There is excitement and anxiety. To start on this mission is really only the beginning; there will be long monotonous days, hours upon hours staring at the …

New telehealth station launching in Milam County

Published on: July 8, 2020

The following was published by KBTX-TV on July 7, 2020 CAMERON, Texas (KBTX) – New healthcare is launching in Milam County to give easier access for rural residents. The Texas A&M Health Science Center has partnered with a Tampa-based company to provide healthcare in a virtual setting. They hope to bring changes to the shortage of healthcare options in rural …

The Importance of Digital Food Markets

Published on: June 30, 2020

Bowling Green, Ky (June 30) – For most Americans, nearly any food product imaginable is conveniently available just a short trip down the road. We rarely think about what it took to get basic vegetables or exotic fruits to the stand for our weekly selections. And most of us don’t recognize that what we see on those stands is only …

Jasper County Takes Action to Expand High-Speed Internet Access to All Families, Schools, Businesses

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Jasper County, TX (June 30, 2020) – The Jasper County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), today launched a new effort to connect more families, businesses, farmers, schools, libraries, and other community organizations to broadband (high-speed internet).  “We need everyone across Jasper County to take part in community surveys so we can identify areas of need and …

USDA Highlights Accomplishments in Rural High-Speed Broadband Deployment Under American Broadband Initiative

Published on: June 25, 2020

The following was a press release issued by the USDA on June 25, 2020. Click here for the original release. June Progress Report Shows USDA Played Key Role in Connecting 430,000 Rural Americans, Improving Investment Data, and Cutting Red-Tape WASHINGTON, June 25, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture joined its government partners to release a Progress Report (PDF, 337 KB) detailing …

Healthcare From Anywhere

Published on: June 17, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic took the need for telehealth from a “luxury” to a necessity. But, for many, there are challenges and untapped opportunities for accessing this important technology. Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan) released a comprehensive telehealth study just days before COVID-19 closures. As part of this work, Connected Nation is hosting a five-part webinar series examining the transformative impact …

Despite COVID-19, Everyone Belongs in a Connected Nation

Published on: June 16, 2020

Lexington, Ky (June 16, 2020) –We began 2020 with a bang as we looked forward to a new decade with the Summer Olympics in our sights. The Olympics represent an important time when the world comes together to celebrate the best in athletic achievement. Unfortunately, COVID-19 resulted in cancellation of the Olympics (and most in-person events), and the deadly virus …

State of Michigan launches online map of free Wi-Fi hotspots to help residents who lack access to broadband internet

Published on: June 10, 2020

The following press release was published by the Michigan Public Service Commission on June 9, 2020. LANSING, MICH. The State of Michigan, in partnership with the Connected Nation Michigan, released a statewide Wi-Fi hotspot map today to assist residents who currently lack internet access at home. The COVID-19 pandemic and transition to remote and distance learning has only increased the need for residents …

How One Student Is Raising Awareness for Better Broadband Access on Tribal Lands

Published on: June 8, 2020

Ferry County, WA (June 8, 2020) – Broadband (high-speed internet) connectivity has become a necessary resource for people in their day-to-day lives. But what about those who struggle to get internet access? Are they able to do the same things as those who have a strong connection? The answer is no.  One population in particular that has poor broadband connection: …

Expanding Internet Access Improves Health Outcomes

Published on: June 5, 2020

The following article was published by Government Technology on June 5, 2020. “Social determinants of health” is a hot topic among government and health system executives. The phrase usually refers to basic food, housing and transportation disparities that can lead adjoining ZIP codes to have drastically different life expectancies. But could lack of broadband Internet access also be considered a …