Exposing the Digital Divide: how the pandemic revealed what we can all do to improve digital equity

Published on: July 27, 2021

Hoboken, New Jersey (July 27, 2021) – Dylan Zajac wants you to know two things about the Digital Divide—it was a problem long before the pandemic and there is a simple way you can fix it. “It’s interesting. Most people didn’t realize the Digital Divide existed until the pandemic. But there was a massive need for technology for doing things …

8 Important Things to Look for in a Game Server Host

Published on: July 14, 2021

Contribution from BisectHosting It’s no secret that gamers demand a lot when it comes to their server’s performance and the support team behind it. There’s nothing wrong with that. After all, you want a game server host that can really deliver. You don’t want to deal with lag during your game or have to fight for resources with other gamers. …

Teleworking across the globe: Why remote work may be the best option for you

Published on: July 6, 2021

Bowling Green, KY (July 6, 2021) – Over the past decade, the concept of remote work seemed unfamiliar and ineffective to most of the world. Employees were used to getting ready for work, commuting, and working the traditional 9 to 5 hours. Then in March of 2020, everything changed with the outbreak of the coronavirus. The pandemic forced the majority …

Wharton County’s Technology Action Plan Presented at Joint Meeting

Published on: June 24, 2021

Wharton County, Texas (June 24, 2021) – Connected Nation Texas’ Technology Action Plan developed for Wharton County, was presented during a Wharton County Special Joint Meeting on Monday, June 21st. The meeting included members of the City Council, County Judge Spenrath, School Board Trustees, County Commissioners and El Campo Executive Director Carolyn Gibson in addition to other Community Champions. The …

Bills signed by Gov. Abbott provide new approach to closing the Digital Divide across Texas

Published on: June 22, 2021

An estimated 877,000 Texans do not have access to broadband at home Austin, Texas (June 22, 2021) – Gov. Greg Abbott last week signed HB 5 and SB 507, along with several other broadband-related bills. Each measure establishes new approaches to expanding broadband (high-speed internet) access, adoption, and use across Texas. “Each piece of legislation tackles the need for better …

San Augustine resolves to become “Broadband City”

Published on: June 17, 2021

San Augustine, Texas (June 17, 2021) – The San Augustine City Council recently learned the findings of a city and countywide broadband survey. As a result, the Council passed a resolution to become a Broadband City. Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), through its Connected Community Engagement Program, provided guidance and research for the surveys—which sought input on internet access from …

How Connected Nation is tackling the high rates of unemployment among military spouses and veterans

Published on: June 16, 2021

Frankfort, KY (June 16, 2021) – The nation’s military spouses face some of the highest unemployment rates in the country. Recognizing the need to take action Connected Nation (CN), through its Digital Works (DW) program has been  working to change that.  This afternoon, CN Chairman & CEO, Tom Ferree, along with Executive Vice President of Planning and Development, Chris Pedersen, …

The tech problem that’s keeping teachers up at night and what’s being done about it

Published on: June 15, 2021

“Many of my students could not compete. They weren’t even in the race.”  Baton Rouge, Louisiana (June 15, 2021) – Cecile Morgan teaches math at Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School in Louisiana. She, like thousands of teachers across the US, faced some unexpected challenges in 2020 as everyone was sent home. “We were not only teaching online but …

New Deloitte Study Explores the Economic Impacts of Broadband

Published on: June 10, 2021

Bowling Green, KY (June 10, 2021) – In April, professional services firm Deloitte released a study on how the Digital Divide has affected economic growth. This study is certainly timely, if not long overdue, as many Americans have been working remotely for over a year now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the study, $107.5 billion have been invested …