Connecting Michigan Communities – Digital Leaders

Published on: April 14, 2021

Bowling Green, KY (April 14, 2021) – Access to broadband (high-speed internet) is more important now than ever. That’s why Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan) is hosting a series of webinars called “Connecting Michigan Communities” to highlight critical broadband needs and technology-related topics.  The CN Michigan team held their ninth webinar discussing Digital Leaders in Michigan on Tuesday, April 13. …

Building a bridge to broadband for K-12 students

Published on: April 13, 2021

“Closing the homework gap depends on good data. This program is the first step in that effort.” San Francisco, California (April 13, 2021) – Early in the pandemic, as teachers struggled to move all instruction online, school districts were scrambling to figure out just how many kids were not connected to broadband (high-speed internet) at home. That challenge led to …

Don’t get mad about bad internet access in your community, get even.

Published on: April 7, 2021

If you’re a leader in your community, you’ve probably heard it all when it comes to internet problems. “My internet is too slow.” “Why do I only have one choice of internet providers.” “I’m tired of going to the fast-food place to help my kids do homework.” “Can you play this cat video for me?” Okay, that last one was …

Celebrating World Backup Day!

Published on: March 31, 2021

Bowling Green, KY (March 31, 2021) – It’s World Backup Day, and as a wise man once said about this important day “Baby, back back back it up!” World Backup Day is meant to raise awareness of the important role data has in our lives and the importance of regularly backing up your data. People now create and share more …

Connecting Michigan Communities – Digital Education in Michigan

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Bowling Green, KY (March 31, 2021) – Access to broadband (high-speed internet) is more important now than ever. That’s why Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan) is hosting a series of webinars called “Connecting Michigan Communities” to highlight critical broadband needs and technology-related topics.  The CN Michigan team held their eighth webinar discussing Digital Education in Michigan on Tuesday, March 30. …

Women’s History Month: Let’s take a moment to step into the Internet Hall of Fame

Published on: March 26, 2021

Fort Campbell, KY (March 26, 2021) –Here you will find some of the most influential people in the world of broadband. Some are computer scientists, mathematicians or engineers, while many others are inventors, business leaders, and forward thinkers with dreams and a passion for technology. Today’s focus is inductee Elizabeth “Jake” Feinler, an American information scientist. She was the first …

Connected Nation Texas’ State Program Director testifies before state lawmakers on bill to expand broadband services

Published on: March 24, 2021

State-level broadband best practices identified, shared with state House and Senate members Austin, Texas (March 24, 2021) – State Senators are considering a bipartisan bill “relating to the expansion of broadband services to certain areas.” Senate Bill 5 was joint-authored by Senators Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville), Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills), Charles Perry (R-Lubbock), and Royce West (D-Dallas). Members of the …

Policy Brief: The American Rescue Plan and its impact on broadband

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On March 11, Congress passed the latest COVID-relief package, called the American Rescue Plan, to the tune of $1.9 trillion. In it, broadband is propped up as a major player, with schools, rural communities, and other entities positioned to see major upgrades to their connectivity and technology needs. Since the pandemic began a year ago, the increased need for connectivity …

It’s time for even more women to take on tech

Published on: March 22, 2021

Bowling Green, Kentucky (March 22, 2021) – A trend emerges every year when Connected Nation’s staff marks Women’s History Month—stories emerge of women who have had a huge impact on technology that we use in our everyday lives.  From the world’s first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace, to the current CEO at YouTube and one of Google’s first employees, Susan Wojcicki, women have …

Connecting Michigan Communities – Regional Broadband Planning Webinar

Published on: March 18, 2021

Bowling Green, Ky (March 18, 2021) – Access to broadband (high-speed internet) is more important now than ever. That’s why Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan) is hosting a series of webinars called “Connecting Michigan Communities” to highlight critical broadband needs and technology-related topics.  The CN Michigan team held their seventh webinar discussing regional broadband planning on Tuesday, March 16. Panelists included …