Biden Administration Awards Nearly $77 Million to Expand Internet Access for Dozens of Tribes

Published on: May 5, 2022

The following is a press release that was issued by National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on May 4, 2022. News Media Contact: NTIA, Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002, press@ntia.gov WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it has awarded 19 grants as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program. Andy Berke, NTIA’s Special Representative for Broadband, …

Connected Nation’s digital training program to host a virtual ‘Digital Works Internet Safety Workshop’ on April 28

Published on: April 26, 2022

Fort Campbell, Kentucky (April 26, 2022) – Digital Works, a program developed by the national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN), is opening the door to remote employment opportunities for Kentucky residents and the Fort Campbell military community by providing in-demand digital skills training at no cost to participants. Those interested in learning more about internet safety are invited to join us …

Rural Digital Opportunity Fund support authorized for 1,345 winning bids

Published on: April 19, 2022

The below public notice was issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on April 15, 2022. Click here to see the full list of winning bids (Attachment A) announced by the FCC. PUBLIC NOTICE FOLLOWS AU Docket No. 20-34 WC Docket No. 19-126 WC Docket No. 10-90 By this Public Notice, the Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB), in conjunction with the …

Connected Nation invites teachers, parents to host watch parties, cheer on student teams for the national Kids Tech Summit

Published on: April 12, 2022

Bowling Green, Kentucky (April 12, 2021) – The national Kids Tech Summit will take place in less than 10 days on Friday, April 22 at 4pm (eastern). The finals for this event will feature four student teams from organizations located across the country –  from New Jersey to Hawai’i. This friendly competition, which is hosted by national nonprofit Connected Nation …

The simple change one 10th grader says we can make to attract more people to STEM

Published on: March 24, 2022

“True innovation comes from including many perspectives.” Los Angeles, California (March 24, 2022) – Mariela Cruz-Suarez and her teammates at C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California (C5LA) are pretty excited about competing in the national Kids Tech Summit taking place virtually on April 22. “When I told the students they made it to the final round, they were thrilled and …

States will have to lead when it comes to BEAD: here’s how to make the most of billions in new federal funding

Published on: March 22, 2022

The time is NOW to prepare for Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) funding Washington, D.C. (March 22, 2022) – States, get ready! The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) gives you the best opportunity ever to close the Digital Divide, but it will present many challenges. What state leaders do today and in the months ahead could impact the …

New Census data show broadband adoption is growing

Published on: March 17, 2022

Washington, DC (March 17, 2022) – Today, the United States Census Bureau released its American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates for 2016-2020, showing an increase in fixed broadband adoption. Nationally, internet and fixed broadband adoption both grew slightly from 2015-2019 estimates. These new data show 70.3% of American households subscribing to fixed broadband such as cable, fiber optic, or DSL. …

How a national nonprofit is demonstrating ways to #BreakTheBias in technology

Published on: March 8, 2022

Louisville, Kentucky (March 8, 2022) – Happy International Women’s Day (IWD) — a day that falls within the second week of Women’s History Month. That’s for a very good reason.  As we take time throughout the month of March to both recognize and celebrate the historic contributions of women, we must also challenge ourselves, our communities, and our workplaces to …

Disconnected during disaster: How a company focused on space flight is providing a critical connection on the ground during times of crisis

Published on: March 3, 2022

Bowling Green, Kentucky (March 3, 2022) – The need to access information becomes, perhaps, most important when disaster strikes. That was never more evident than in the days following December 10, 2021. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), 61 tornadoes tore a deadly and destructive path across eight states. NWS called the intensity of these thunderstorms and tornadoes “remarkable” …

Connected Nation CEO Tom Ferree responds to President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union Address

Published on: March 2, 2022

Washington, DC (March 1, 2022) – Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO, Connected Nation, issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union Address: “Tonight, President Biden outlined his administration’s ambitious goal to make broadband access available and affordable to every home in America.  For more than two decades, our organization has been singularly focused on …