The Changing Classroom in Utah: Technology’s Role in Alpine School District

Published on: November 19, 2019

by Jessica Denson, Communications Director Connected Nation American Fork, UT (November 19, 2019) – According to Blaine Edman, we’re living in a vastly different world than just 10 or 20 years ago—and it’s impacting how Utah school districts approach education. “Technology now plays such a vital and important role in the world, so we need to teach students how to …

Don’t Let Your Community Be Left Out: Surveys on Broadband Access in Ohio Close This Week

Published on: November 18, 2019

Columbus, OH (November 18, 2019) – There are only a couple of days left to provide input about your community’s high-speed internet (broadband) access. Connected Nation Ohio (CN Ohio) is using online surveys to gather input from communities about their broadband access. The information gathered will be used to better identify ways to improve access for all Ohioans. Make sure …

The USDA Invests $7.2M in Rural Broadband for Iowa and South Dakota Families

Published on: November 15, 2019

The following press release was issued by the USDA on November 15, 2019  HAWARDEN, Iowa, Nov. 15, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey today announced USDA has invested $7.2 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for rural households and farms in Iowa and South …

Ohio Company Gets $2.5M for Fiber Infrastructure

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The following was published in the Herald-Dispatch on November 14, 2019  RIO GRANDE, Ohio — Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative has received a $2.5 million grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative for the installation of 168 miles of fiber project that will connect the co-op’s substations in six counties of the …

Georgia Representative Introduces Legislation to Expand Broadband Access in Rural and Low-Income Communities

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The following press release was issued on Rep. Doug Collins website on November 14, 2019.  WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) reintroduced the Gigabit Opportunity (GO) Act (H.R. 5082) to encourage broadband development in economically disadvantaged communities. “High-speed internet access has become a prerequisite for economic growth in America, yet many of our neighbors struggle to gain reliable access to broadband,” said Collins. “By …

Report: Texas Home To More Rural Students Than Any Other State

Published on: November 14, 2019

The following report was published by Texas Public Radio on November 7, 2019 by Camille Phillips  While Texas is responsible for educating more rural students than any other state in the country — nearly 700,000 — it’s not doing as much for those students as most other states in two key areas. That’s according to a new report from the Rural Schools and …

Deadline Approaching: Input Needed on Effort to Expand High-Speed Internet Access to All Ohioans

Published on: November 6, 2019

Columbus, OH (November 6, 2019) – Connected Nation Ohio (CN Ohio) is using online and printed surveys to gather data and input from communities about their broadband (high-speed internet) access—to better identify ways to improve access for all. The deadline to provide input for your neighborhood or community is fast approaching. The last day to fill out the surveys is …

Help Improve High-Speed Internet Access in Rains County

Published on: November 5, 2019

Rains County, TX (November 5, 2019) – The Rains County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), is right now working to develop a Technology Action Plan for the area. As part of that effort, the committee needs residents, businesses, and other organizations to share their input about their high-speed internet (broadband) access or lack thereof. “Reliable …

The Changing Classroom in Utah: Why Digital Teaching Matters

Published on: November 4, 2019

“I think learning is not just on the campus anymore, but it’s everywhere the student goes.” by Jessica Denson, Communications Director Connected Nation Beaver, UT (November 5, 2019) – David Long, Superintendent of Beaver County Schools, remembers clearly the moment he realized just how powerful a tool technology could be for student learning. “I was working at Logan County School …

USDA Invests $3.8 Million in Rural Broadband for Virginia Families

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Published by USDA on November 4, 2019 LAWRENCEVILLE, Va., Nov. 4, 2019 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested nearly $3.8 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for more than 1,250 rural households in Virginia. This is one of …