Military spouses: Balancing remote work during a permanent change of station (PCS)

Published on: September 22, 2022

Fort Campbell, Kentucky (September 22, 2022) — Did you know that each year, over 400,000 service members make a permanent change of station? If you’ve experienced one before then you know it can be an exciting chance for new beginnings, but it’s often filled with stress and fear of the unknown. You and your family will likely start new routines …

The role of rural and urban libraries in closing the Digital Divide

Published on: September 13, 2022

Louisville, Kentucky (September 13, 2022) – Libraries across the county, like many other community organizations, were forced to shut their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic. But many people still depended on them for their day-to-day online resources. Jeanne Daily is the Co-Director of the Sidney Community Library located in Sidney, Illinois, population 1,321. She emphasized the critical need for public …

AT&T Contributes $6 Million for Digital Literacy Initiatives Nationwide to Help Narrow Digital Divide

Published on: August 16, 2022

More than 400 libraries and community organizations will host in-person digital literacy workshops using online courses developed in collaboration with Public Library Association (PLA) Dallas, Texas (August 16, 2022) – What’s the news? As part of $6 million in contributions, AT&T is bringing bilingual, in-person digital literacy workshops to more than 400 libraries and community centers across the country. These …

FCC ANNOUNCES $77 MILLION IN EMERGENCY CONNECTIVITY FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES TO HELP CLOSE THE HOMEWORK GAP

Published on: August 1, 2022

The following press release was issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on July 27, 2022 Nearly 13 Million Students Benefitting from Program Providing Digital Services for Students in Communities Across the Country WASHINGTON, July 27, 2022—The Federal Communications Commission today announced it is committing over $77 million in two new funding rounds through the Emergency Connectivity Program, helping to …

Digital Works expands free digital skills training and remote job placement program, next class starts July 26

Published on: July 12, 2022

Fort Campbell, Kentucky (July 12, 2022) – Digital Works (DW), a program of the national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN), recently opened up its digital skills and job placement support program to anyone interested in expanding their career options, regardless of military affiliation or location. The training provides digital competency and career readiness for remote jobs that are in demand now. …

Gov. Beshear: Historic $203 Million Investment Brings High-Speed Internet to More Than 34,000 Kentucky Households, Businesses

Published on: June 20, 2022

The following press release was issued by the Office of Governor Andy Beshear (D-KY) on June 20, 2022 Governor’s Better Internet program provides more than $89.1 million to expand high-speed internet in 35 counties FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 20, 2022) – As part of his Better Kentucky Plan, Gov. Andy Beshear today announced a historic investment of over $203 million to …

Connected Nation honored among the Best Places to Work for the 11th time

Published on: June 13, 2022

The national nonprofit was ranked in the top 20 for -sized employer Bowling Green, Ky. (June 13, 2022) – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has once again named Connected Nation (CN) among the Best Places to Work in Kentucky—awarding the organization with a 20th place ranking in the small-sized employer category (those employing 15-149 U.S. employees). “We value our employees …

What state leaders must do to access billions of dollars in broadband funding for rural communities

Published on: June 8, 2022

Lexington, Ky. and Nashville, Tenn. (June 8, 2022) – The pandemic raised awareness about the millions of Americans still without adequate access to broadband (high-speed internet). As a result, federal lawmakers approved an unprecedented amount of funding to expand the nation’s current internet infrastructure particularly in rural areas. Brent Legg, who serves as the Vice President of Government Affairs for …

Sign up now for free digital skills training and remote job placement – The next class starts on June 15th

Published on: May 26, 2022

Fort Campbell, Kentucky (May 26, 2022) – Digital Works (DW), a program developed by national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN), is offering digital skill training and job placement assistance to KY residents and military spouses, veterans, veteran spouses, and active/transitioning soldiers living in the Fort Campbell area, includes part of Tennessee). Applications are now being accepted for the next class, which starts …

Connected Nation wins four Telly Awards for ‘National conversation on the Digital Divide’

Published on:

Bowling Green, Kentucky (May 26, 2022) – Connected Nation (CN) was honored this week with four wins in the 43rd annual Telly Awards — two silver and two bronze. CN  received two silver statues for a package of stories produced for its November 2021 livestream event, “A national conversation on the Digital Divide” in the “series: social impact” category, and …