How Digital Works is helping military spouses and their families

Published on: December 7, 2020

Fort Campbell, KY (December 7, 2020) – Digital Works launched its one-of-a-kind job creation program in 2020 in the Fort Campbell area. Recent graduate Carrie Bluett shares why she believes this program is important for military spouses and their families. Watch her video below. To learn more head to digitalworksjobs.org.

Sen. Perry: “Covid-19 closures have shown us, now more than ever, online communication is critical for businesses, families, schools, and vulnerable populations”

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“Many of the counties I represent do not have a hospital or even a doctor, and broadband can help bridge the healthcare gap these rural residents face.“ Connected Nation Texas recently asked Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock) and other lawmakers to share their thoughts on why expanding high-speed internet (broadband) to more Texas homes, businesses, and communities is important and explain …

VIDEO: Connect K-12 Launches to Help State, District Leaders Improve School Connectivity

Published on: November 24, 2020

Washington, D.C. (November 24, 2020) – Connected Nation recently launched the free resource for school district and state leaders—Connect K-12.  RFD-TV, a broadband group that focuses on rural affairs issues across the country, asked CN to share how the new website can help school districts in rural areas improve their internet connectivity. “We hope to build on the momentum and …

Celebrating GIS Day 2020

Published on: November 18, 2020

Louisville, Ky (November 18, 2020) – Today we recognize GIS Day, established in 1999 to show how location intelligence through the use of geographic information systems (GIS) impacts everyone. It is now a global event that demonstrates how far GIS extends into people’s lives and provides a forum for users to showcase their unique accomplishments using GIS – in analyses, …

Policy Brief: FCC Tackles 5G Funding & TV White Spaces

Published on: November 13, 2020

Just before the final votes were cast in the 2020 election, the FCC held its Open Meeting on October 27 with a full agenda, tackling some of Chairman Ajit Pai’s priority items. Two such items will mean significant upgrades to connectivity in rural America as commissioners on both sides of the political aisle are committed to expanding funding and opportunities …

Words of Advice: What the Winner of the Texas Broadband Hero Award Can Teach Us About Connecting More Communities

Published on: November 12, 2020

Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) has virtually presented the Texas Broadband Hero Award to Teresa Burnett, the Executive Director of the Monahans Chamber of Commerce, for her work to expand broadband (high-speed internet) access, adoption, and use across parts of rural Texas. “The Texas Broadband Hero Award is reserved for someone who demonstrates the passion, commitment and determination to close …

First Texas Broadband Hero Award Goes to Woman Working to Expand Internet Access in Rural Parts of the State

Published on: November 11, 2020

Monahans, TX (November 11, 2020) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) has virtually presented the Texas Broadband Hero Award to Teresa Burnett, the Executive Director of the Monahans Chamber of Commerce, for her work to expand broadband (high-speed internet) access, adoption, and use across parts of rural Texas. “The Texas Broadband Hero Award is reserved for someone who demonstrates the …

USDA Rural Development Announces Funding for Connected Nation Digital Works Training Program

Published on: November 6, 2020

Bowling Green, Ky (November 6, 2020) – USDA Rural Development of Kentucky announced funding to enhance career mentoring as well as job training in rural communities through the Digital Works program. Kentucky State Director for USDA Rural Development Hilda Legg spoke with RFD-TV about how this initiative will support veterans and military spouses across Kentucky.  “Our country owes so much to our military families …