The Digital Equity Act is bipartisan, actionable, and can help close the Digital Divide for the most vulnerable Americans

Published on: June 15, 2021

Bowling Green, Ky. (June 15, 2021) – Connected Nation applauds the hard work of Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Angus King (I-ME) to bring forth the Digital Equity Act which is squarely focused on expanding digital inclusion across the US. “Connected Nation is endorsing this Act because it seeks to help our nation’s most vulnerable populations finally …

Connecting Michigan Communities: What Should Communities Be Doing Now?

Published on: June 10, 2021

Bowling Green, KY (June 10, 2021) – Access to broadband (high-speed internet) is more important now than ever, especially in Michigan. 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 twelfth webinar on Tuesday, June 8th at 11:00am …

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive to Expand High-Speed Internet Access For Michiganders

Published on: June 3, 2021

Creation of Michigan High-Speed Internet Office will bring high-speed internet access to more residents,  homes, and small businesses across the state  The following press release was issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office on June 2, 2021 LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today issued Executive Directive 2021-02 to help bridge the digital divide by establishing the Michigan High-Speed Internet Office (MIHI) to make high-speed internet more affordable and accessible. With high-speed internet becoming …

Texas county asks businesses and residents to help shape plan for improving internet access and speeds

Published on: April 21, 2021

Fill out the broadband survey to ensure your area’s challenges and opportunities are part of the planning process Hall County, Texas (April 21, 2021) – The Hall County Broadband Committee, which is made up of local stakeholders, launched its work to develop a county-specific Technology Action Plan. The committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), is looking at …

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 …