Hays County broadband survey provides insight, informs community’s technology plan

Published on: September 19, 2022

Hays County, Texas (September 19, 2022) –  Hays County announced plans to implement a communitywide Technology Action Plan following a broadband engagement survey conducted in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas). This project was funded by the St. David’s Foundation, a nonprofit based in Austin, Texas. The community initiative asked Hays County residents, businesses, and community institutions to complete …

Biden-Harris Administration Now Accepting Applications for $1 Billion Rural High-Speed Internet Program

Published on: September 9, 2022

$1 Billion Increase in USDA ReConnect Program Round 4 Funding through the Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law The following was issued by the USDA on September 9, 2022 WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is now accepting applications for ReConnect Program loans and grants to expand access to high-speed internet for millions of …

Cottle County launches broadband engagement, seeks input from community

Published on: September 6, 2022

Cottle County, Texas (September 6, 2022) – The Cottle County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), just launched a local broadband engagement. The committee is asking residents, business owners, ranchers, agriculture producers, first responders, community institutions, and health care officials to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess the community’s internet needs and usage. This …

FCC announces nearly $800 million for broadband through the rural digital opportunity fund

Published on: September 1, 2022

The following press release was by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday, August 31 To Date Over $6 Billion Authorized for Broadband Deployment in 47 States WASHINGTON, August 31, 2022—The Federal Communications Commission today announced that it is ready to authorize $791,604,299 through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to six providers to fund new broadband deployments to over 350,000 …

Connected Nation Communications Director named finalist in national 2022 PR News Platinum Awards

Published on: August 30, 2022

Bowling Green, Ky. (August 30, 2022) – Jessica Denson, Communications Director for national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN) has been named as a finalist in the 2022 Platinum Awards, PR News recently announced. CN is being honored in the category of PR Professional of the Year: In House. “I’m very excited to see Jessica and her team’s work recognized,” said Tom …

Ellis County seeks input from residents on local broadband engagement

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Ellis County, Texas (August 30, 2022) – The Ellis County Broadband Committee, along with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), is asking residents, business owners, ranchers, agriculture producers, first responders, community institutions, and health care officials to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess internet needs and usage throughout the community. Respondents are asked to select the survey category or …

King County Broadband Committee invites community to attend August 25 broadband project kickoff event

Published on: August 18, 2022

King County, Texas (August 18, 2022) – The King County Broadband Committee, along with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), is inviting local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special kickoff event on Thursday, August 25, at 6 p.m. to discuss expanding and improving broadband access, adoption, and use throughout King County. Attendees will learn more about broadband access …

AT&T Contributes $6 Million for Digital Literacy Initiatives Nationwide to Help Narrow Digital Divide

Published on: August 16, 2022

More than 400 libraries and community organizations will host in-person digital literacy workshops using online courses developed in collaboration with Public Library Association (PLA) Dallas, Texas (August 16, 2022) – What’s the news? As part of $6 million in contributions, AT&T is bringing bilingual, in-person digital literacy workshops to more than 400 libraries and community centers across the country. These …

Billions in broadband funding: Who decides where it goes and why some states are preparing to challenge those decisions

Published on: August 15, 2022

Nashville, Tenn. (August 15, 2022) – Billions of dollars in funding for expanding access to broadband (high-speed internet) is now available to states. RFD-TV, a broadcast group that focuses on rural affairs issues across the country, asked Connected Nation (CN) to explain what state and community leaders need to know and do about accessing those funds to help unserved or …

Red River County Broadband Committee invites community to attend August 18 broadband project kickoff event

Published on: August 11, 2022

Red River County, Texas (August 11, 2022) – The Red River County Broadband Committee, along with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), invites local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special kickoff event on Thursday, August 18, at 5 p.m. to discuss expanding and improving broadband access, adoption, and use throughout Red River County. Attendees will learn more about …