New Legislation to Tackle The Digital Divide

Published on: May 21, 2019

Bowling Green, KY. (May 21, 2019) – We are living in the information age, a time where technology is rapidly growing and integrating itself into every aspect of our lives. But what happens when you don’t have access? You are left struggling to keep up. This digital divide has become a big issue in our public schools system. So how did …

Why We Need to Rethink How We View Charity

Published on: May 20, 2019

Bowling Green, KY. (May 21, 2019) – Nonprofit organizations impact our world in ways you might not even think about. Nonprofits provide public and societal benefits such as health and human services, education and research, caring for the environment and animals, and providing access to arts, humanities, and religion. Nonprofits ultimately seek to improve lives, yet many are undervalued, operating on …

The 2020 Census and the Digital Divide

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Louisville, KY (May 20, 2019) – Every 10 years, the United States undergoes activities to count all the people in the country in the form of a census. The next census will be in 2020, and there are significant changes to how the data will be collected from all individuals and households. Since the first decennial census in 1790, the …

Connected Nation Chairman Named to FCC Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee

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Bowling Green, Ky. (May  20, 2019) – Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO, Connected Nation, was named to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) re-chartered Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC). The committee’s mission will be to make recommendations on how to accelerate the deployment of high-speed internet access. “I’m honored to be named among the distinguished professionals who are taking part in …

The Last Mile Solution

Published on: May 16, 2019

How two ranchers became the top internet providers of their small town by Jessica Denson Director of Communications, Connected Nation Johnson City, TX (May 16, 2019) – Ginger and David McCullough are doing something they never expected—providing broadband services to their community. “We were living in the Texas panhandle and running a cattle ranch,” said Ginger McCullough. “It was around-the-clock …

Happy Hour with Black Tech Columbus

Published on: May 14, 2019

Columbus, OH. (May 15, 2019) – On Thursday, May 23, Black Tech Columbus is hosting a happy hour to network during the Central Ohio InfoSec Summit. It will take place at the Hyatt Regency Columbus Hotel on 350 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio. Black Tech Columbus is a community of black technologist providing a platform for learning, growing, and connecting in …

The New Age of Internet Employment

Published on: May 6, 2019

Bowling Green, KY. (May 6, 2019) – The internet has changed the way we do many things: from shopping and school work to connecting with old friends and paying bills. One thing the internet has changed drastically is how we search and apply for jobs. As a college senior myself, one of my biggest stressors is finding a full-time job …

VP of Government Affairs talks Broadband Mapping at Eastern Regional Conference

Published on: May 2, 2019

Bowling Green, KY. (May 2, 2019) – Saturday April 27th, 2019 our Vice President of Government Affairs, Brent Legg gave a presentation on the fundamentals of creating accurate broadband maps at the Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference in Wilmington, DE. During this meeting the CSG ERC’s Agriculture & Rural Development committee discussed all things rural broadband. Legg contributed …

How school districts can organize and collaborate to maximize E-rate and improve their connectivity

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Iowa City, IA (May 2, 2019) – The Schools and Libraries Program of the federal Universal Service Fund, also known as the “E-rate Program,” provides billions of dollars each year to support educational connectivity in schools and libraries across the country. Within the E-rate Program, “Category 1” subsidies are provided in the form of “discounts” off of broadband services based on …

From Georgia to Minnesota: State Lawmakers are Taking Bipartisan Action for Rural Broadband

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by Jessica Denson Director of Communications, Connected Nation Bowling Green, KY (May 2, 2019) – Federal legislators have taken action in recent months to begin expansion of rural broadband across the U.S.  But, many state lawmakers are not waiting for federal funding to come through before taking steps of their own. The number of states passing or introducing bills to …