Healthcare From Anywhere: Understanding Telehealth Innovations During the Pandemic

Published on: July 13, 2020

Lansing, MI. (July 13, 2020) – Connected Nation (CN), through its state program Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan), is hosting a series of free webinars focused on telehealth usage and advances for patients and doctors and how the technology is impacting the healthcare industry as a whole. “The coronavirus pandemic has made telehealth a necessity and household term. As a …

How’s Your Connection: San Augustine County Launches New Effort to Expand High-Speed Internet Access

Published on: July 9, 2020

San Augustine County, TX (July 9, 2020) – The San Augustine County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), this morning launched a local Connected Community Engagement Program. This program will help identify the challenges and opportunities for connecting more families, businesses, farmers, schools, libraries, and other community organizations to better access broadband (high-speed internet). As part …

New telehealth station launching in Milam County

Published on: July 8, 2020

The following was published by KBTX-TV on July 7, 2020 CAMERON, Texas (KBTX) – New healthcare is launching in Milam County to give easier access for rural residents. The Texas A&M Health Science Center has partnered with a Tampa-based company to provide healthcare in a virtual setting. They hope to bring changes to the shortage of healthcare options in rural …

Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment to Convene August 3 Workshop Examining The Role of Libraries on Broadband Adoption and Literacy

Published on: July 6, 2020

The following is a press release issued by the FCC on June 30, 2020 This Public Notice announces that the Digital Empowerment and Inclusion Working Group of the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE) and the Media Bureau will host a  virtual workshop to examine the role of U.S. libraries as community hubs to drive digital adoption and …

$20.4 Billion Available for Rural Broadband Expansion, First Deadline Approaching for Providers to Apply

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Lansing, MI. (July 6, 2020) – Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have less than two weeks to complete a short form application to qualify for Phase 1 of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its call for short form applications on July 1; the deadline for those applications is Wednesday, July 15. “Up to …

Klobuchar, Clyburn Introduce Comprehensive Broadband Infrastructure Legislation to Expand Access to Affordable High-Speed Internet

Published on: July 1, 2020

Senate bill follows introduction in the House of Representatives led by Majority Whip James Clyburn and the Rural Broadband Task Force. The following press release was published on Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s website on July 1, 2020. WASHINGTON — Today U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), co-chair of the Senate Broadband Caucus, introduced comprehensive broadband infrastructure legislation to expand access to affordable …

USDA Highlights Accomplishments in Rural High-Speed Broadband Deployment Under American Broadband Initiative

Published on: June 25, 2020

The following was a press release issued by the USDA on June 25, 2020. Click here for the original release. June Progress Report Shows USDA Played Key Role in Connecting 430,000 Rural Americans, Improving Investment Data, and Cutting Red-Tape WASHINGTON, June 25, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture joined its government partners to release a Progress Report (PDF, 337 KB) detailing …

USDA Invests $86 Million in Rural Broadband Service in Eight States

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The following was a press release issued by the USDA on June 24, 2020 WASHINGTON, June 24, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $86 million in rural broadband service(PDF, 110 KB) for 17,000 people and businesses in eight states. “Access to high-speed broadband internet, or e-Connectivity, is a cornerstone of prosperity anywhere, …

Connected Nation Names Vice President to Lead Connect K-12 Initiative

Published on: June 22, 2020

New initiative will help school districts increase internet capacity, secure better pricing Bowling Green, Ky. (June 22, 2020) – Connected Nation (CN) has named Emily Jordan as Vice President of its new Connect K-12 initiative, which aims to improve school connectivity nationally. Jordan will, among other things, lead the launch of a new online tool later this year that will …

FCC APPROVES ELEVENTH SET OF COVID-19 TELEHEALTH PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

Published on: June 18, 2020

The following is a press release issued by the Federal Communications Commission on June 17, 2020 WASHINGTON, June 17, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau today approved an additional 62 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country will use this $23.25 million in funding to provide telehealth …