Getting Started With Telemedicine – Virtual Appointments

Published on: October 9, 2020

Lexington, Ky (October 9, 2020) – Telemedicine is transforming how we interact with our doctors. You now have access to medical care from the comfort of your home using virtual or online consultations. Using your phone, tablet or a computer, your doctor can answer questions, evaluate your symptoms, follow up on an in-person visit, and provide a diagnosis or support. …

How Being a Voice for Digital Inclusion Empowers Yourself and Others

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Louisville, Ky (October 9, 2020) – As we near the end of Digital Inclusion Week, 2020, I hope that your experience over these last several days has resulted in a very personal sense of inspiration and motivation.  Whether you are coming to this topic as a veteran in the fight against the Digital Divide, or as a newcomer seeking to increase …

The Evolution of Workplace Technology

Published on: October 8, 2020

Bowling Green, Ky (October 8, 2020) – In sixth grade, I asked Santa for a cassette tape recorder for Christmas because my teacher had introduced our class to all the fun things they could do. Santa granted my wish, and I recorded everyone from my grandfather telling old stories to my cousins playing their new electronic football game. Those tapes still …

Digital Inclusion Week 2020 – It Matters More Than Ever

Published on: October 7, 2020

Lexington, Ky (October 7, 2020) – I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate Digital Inclusion Week 2020. It has become an important time to take stock of the work we have done and to assess what we still need to do to bridge the digital divide. This year’s Digital Inclusion Week is especially important as the …

Mapping Our Way to Ubiquitous Broadband

Published on: October 6, 2020

Bowling Green, Ky (October 6, 2020) – Often, when you think about the Digital Divide, you think about the people – the students, the employers and others unable to do vital and necessary tasks from their homes during a global pandemic because they lack access to the internet. Here on the Connected Nation Policy and Government Affairs team, we also think …

Rep. Four Price on Why Broadband Access is Critical for All

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“There is no part of our daily existence that is not impacted in some way [by broadband]…it’s as important to us as it’s ever been.” Connected Nation Texas recently asked Rep. Four Price (R-Amarillo) and other lawmakers to share their thoughts on why expanding high-speed internet (broadband) to more Texas homes, businesses, and communities is important and explain what action …

Assistive Technologies: True Digital Inclusion For All

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Bowling Green, Ky (October 6, 2020) – Upon hearing the word “inclusion” related to education, most think of shared classroom and learning experiences for kids with special needs. However, true inclusion also involves the equitable opportunity to participate and communicate within the learning environment. In many cases, students with diverse needs rely on digital and technological supports to make this …

Why Communicators Should Advocate for Digital Inclusion

Published on: October 5, 2020

Louisville, KY (October 5, 2020) – I am convinced that Digital Inclusion is something anyone in the communications industry should understand and work toward.  It is, at its very core, part of why good communication practices matter — whether you’re in journalism, public relations, marketing, telecommunications, or other parts of the industry.  The NDIA defines Digital Inclusion as activities “to ensure that …

Digital Inclusion in a Virtual School World

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Bowling Green, Ky. (October 5, 2020) –Having the good fortune of working for Connected Nation over the past 15 years, I’ve witnessed the full spectrum of what broadband looks like throughout the United States. Communities with gigabit service, communities that are a few hollers, corn rows or cacti from any connection at all, and everything in between. The lack of …

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Senators Cornyn, Manchin Introduce Bill to Expand Broadband Access to Unserved Rural Areas

Published on: October 1, 2020

The following joint press release was issued on October 1, 2020 by the offices of Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Joe Machin (D-WV) WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) today introduced the Eliminate the Digital Divide Act, which would empower states to carry out their own broadband programs that will incentivize internet service providers to …