Michigan community releases findings and recommendations for improving internet access, speeds for entire county

Published on: April 8, 2021

More than 1,400 surveys completed across county provide key data points for new Technology Action Plan Midland County, Michigan (April 8, 2021) – The Midland County Broadband Committee just released its findings and recommendations for improving broadband (high-speed internet) access and speeds across the county. The Committee, working in partnership with Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan), collected data from 1,438 …

Michigan community is asking for input on where internet connectivity, speeds need improvement in the county

Published on: March 17, 2021

Make sure your area is part of the plan. Fill out the broadband survey being used to develop internet plans for the entire county Tuscola County, Michigan (March 17, 2021) – The Tuscola County Economic Development Corporation is urging county residents, businesses, and other organizations to participate in an important survey intended to help expand and improve high-speed internet access …

Nebraska achieves significant improvements to school connectivity, surpasses national average for student bandwidth

Published on: February 10, 2021

Lincoln, Nebraska (February 10, 2021) – Nebraska state and school district leaders have made huge strides in their efforts to improve school connectivity across the state, according to data published by nonprofit Connected Nation through its Connect K-12 program website. “To grow our state, we have to connect the next generation of Nebraskans with digital learning opportunities,” said Governor Pete …

Ordinary people taking extraordinary measures to access the internet they need

Published on: January 26, 2021

“The internet should be looked at like a necessity—something we need, like electricity or water.” by Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Milam County, Texas (January 26, 2021) – Jeremy and Courtney Renaud run the Bling Box Boutique, a small business tucked away in downtown Cameron, Texas. The town has just three stoplights and about 5,000 people. “It’s a very tiny …

Midland County committee works to assess and improve broadband access and use throughout the area

Published on: December 4, 2020

Residents, businesses, community organizations input needed to develop countywide technology action plan  Midland County, Mich. (December 4, 2020) – The Midland County Broadband Committee is right now working to develop a county-specific Technology Action Plan. The committee is made up of local stakeholders who are focused on finding solutions for improving internet connectivity countywide. “Broadband connectivity has long been a need in …

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 …

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 …

Connected Nation Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

Published on: October 19, 2020

Washington, DC (October 19, 2020) – Connected Nation won a Gold Rank for its Digital Works Website, a project in the category of Special Purpose Website of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).  The honor was presented last week at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Conference. IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development …