Broadband providers were awarded over $360 million through RDOF to connect Texas homes and businesses. This is what that means for the state.

Published on: December 14, 2020

Austin, TX (December 14, 2020) – What is the RDOF?RDOF stands for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created in 2019 to bring high-speed fixed broadband service to rural homes and small businesses where it does not exist. More than $20 billion was put into RDOF and will be awarded to broadband providers through a …

Milam County Broadband Committee Seeks Your Input to Improve Internet Access and Speeds Across County

Published on: December 8, 2020

Milam County, TX (December 8, 2020) – The Milam County Broadband Committee just launched a new initiative to help expand and improve high-speed internet access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations across the county.  “This year has proven difficult for all of us but especially so for those in our community who do not have adequate …

SUCCESSFUL RURAL DIGITAL OPPORTUNITY FUND AUCTION TO EXPAND BROADBAND TO OVER 10 MILLION RURAL AMERICANS

Published on: December 7, 2020

Phase I Auction Allocates $9.2 Billion to Close the Digital Divide in 49 States and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands The following was a press release issued by the FCC on December 7, 2020 EDITOR’S NOTE: These pdf’s published by the FCC include a list of winning bids. This is the winning bidder summary and this is the …

Local committees work to expand broadband access, improve internet speeds across three area counties

Published on: December 3, 2020

Residents, businesses, community organizations input needed to develop regional technology action plans   (December 3, 2020) – Lapeer, Sanilac, and St. Clair Counties are right now working to develop county-specific Technology Action Plans. Broadband committees made up of local stakeholders from each county are focused on finding solutions for improving internet connectivity across the region. But they need help from local …

Cheboygan County Launches Program to Improve Local Internet Access and Speeds for Businesses, Homes

Published on: December 1, 2020

Cheboygan County, Mich. (December 1, 2020) – The Cheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), in partnership with Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan), just kicked off a Connected Community Engagement for the county.   The program will leverage input and data provided by county residents, businesses, community organizations, and others to identify problem areas and solutions for expanding high-speed internet (broadband) access.  …

Your Input Needed to Develop an Internet Technology Action Plan For St. Clair County

Published on: November 9, 2020

St. Clair County, Mich. (November 9, 2020) – The St. Clair County Broadband Committee just launched a new initiative to help expand and improve high-speed internet access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations. “In today’s world, access to broadband internet access shouldn’t depend on where you live,” said Kevin D. Miller, Ph.D., St. Clair County RESA Superintendent. …

Michigan receives $10.3 million for rural broadband

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The following was published in the Michigan Farmer on November 9, 2020 In the second round of funding through USDA’s ReConnect Program, Michigan has been awarded $10.3 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in southwest and northeast Michigan. “The need for rural broadband has never been more apparent than it is now — as our …

VIDEO: Addressing the Need for Internet Access in Rural America

Published on: November 4, 2020

Washington, DC (November 4, 2020) – Connected Nation (CN) was recently invited by RFD-TV to address the issue of access to internet in rural areas after one viewer sent in the following comment: “My concern is the internet in rural areas. Children facing this COVID-19 crisis, families working from home…internet in the rural area really, really needs to be addressed. …

Connected Nation Texas Touts Gov. Abbott’s Work to Boost the State’s Broadband Access

Published on: November 2, 2020

Austin, TX (November 2, 2020) – The Governor’s Broadband Development Council just released their first report, which highlights the state of broadband (high-speed internet) connectivity in unserved areas across Texas. As communities and state leaders digest the details of this report, Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) wants to applaud Governor Greg Abbott’s support of the Council and efforts to close the Digital …

How’s Your Internet Connection? Lake County Launches New Effort to Expand Broadband Access

Published on: October 29, 2020

Lake County, Mich. (October 29, 2020) – The Lake County Broadband Committee has launched a new initiative to help expand and improve high-speed internet (broadband) access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations. The county will leverage the Connected Community Engagement Program, in partnership with Connected Nation (CN), to develop a Technology Action Plan that addresses …