Digital Works Goes Virtual

Published on: May 16, 2018

Virtually Anywhere (May 16, 2018) – Digital Works just took a successful, first step into a new facet of workforce training—going virtual. The program, which was established by Connected Nation to bridge the needs of communities and employers through telework, just completed its first all-virtual class in Kiowa County, Kansas. “This worked so well in Kansas because there was a …

State of Change: Training Remote Workers in Rural New Mexico

Published on: May 7, 2018

Grants, New Mexico (May 7, 2018) – It can be difficult to find a job in rural New Mexico. For people who want to stay in their community, remote work is now a viable option but it requires a high speed internet connection. Digital Works, a program of Connected Nation, provides the support and training for the SoloWorks program in Cibola …

Rural service lags as broadband sprints ahead in Texas

Published on: May 3, 2018

“[FCC] maps are based on self-reported data, and only have to show that they serve one customer in a Census block,” said CN’s Chris Pedersen. That’s a big issue in states like Texas where census blocks can be bigger than the state of Rhode Island. Read more here.  

Connected Nation Ranked Among Top Ten Best Places to Work in Kentucky

Published on: April 18, 2018

Connected Nation, Inc. has been named among the Best Places to Work in Kentucky. This is the 7th year that the nonprofit has received the distinction. “It is a great honor to be recognized again as a ‘Best Place to Work,’” said Tom Ferree, Chairman and CEO of Connected Nation. “Connected Nation is a very special place; it’s full of …

Iowa Ranked No. 1 in Infrastructure and Ultra-Fast Internet

Published on: April 5, 2018

This article was first published by U.S. News and World Report on February 27, 2018, and written by Jeff Charis-Carlson, Contributor. IOWA CITY, Iowa–Iowa may be better known for its corn, caucuses, and creative writing programs, but the Hawkeye state also leads the nation in efforts to bring ultra-fast internet access to every city block and every rural acre. Iowa’s …



Published on: March 2, 2018

Connected Nation launched its new website on February 1, 2018. Hatfield Media, based in Louisville, Kentucky, helped us create a user-friendly site that is engaging and accessible across multiple platforms. They did so with a challenging deadline that included working with multiple websites. Below is a blog first published on Hatfield’s own website on February 27, 2018.  It includes great …