Deadline Extended: Midland County needs your help to improve internet access, speeds for businesses and homes

Published on: January 13, 2021

Midland County, Mich. (January 13, 2020) – The Midland County Broadband Committee is working to create a Technology Action Plan that will expand and improve high-speed internet access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations. The committee is asking for input from as many people and groups as possible to ensure the plan accurately reflects the internet …

Deadline Friday for questions on City of Victoria, Texas broadband effort

Published on: January 7, 2021

The following is a press release issued by the City of Victoria on January 6, 2020. For more information call 361-485-3110 Broadband developers will have until 1 p.m. Jan. 8 to ask questions and request clarification about the City’s request for proposals for an internet improvement program for Victoria and potentially the surrounding Golden Crescent region. Developers can view the …

County-by-county broadband maps show updated internet speeds, coverage areas for the entire state of Texas

Published on: December 18, 2020

315,000 households across Texas still lack access to federally recognized broadband speeds Austin, TX (December 18, 2020) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) just published updated broadband coverage maps for all 254 counties in the state. This is the third update to these maps, which provide new observations and insights. “We must continue to improve and refine the data on …

Wham! Connected Nation’s greatest hits of 2020

Published on: December 14, 2020

By Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Bowling Green, KY (December 14, 2020) – Every year, during the holidays, my friends circulate this ridiculous challenge — try not to be “Whammed!” Basically, the person who goes the longest without hearing the original version of “Last Christmas” by Wham! wins. We’re not the only ones. The challenge is so popular that it …

Celebrating GIS Day 2020

Published on: November 18, 2020

Louisville, Ky (November 18, 2020) – Today we recognize GIS Day, established in 1999 to show how location intelligence through the use of geographic information systems (GIS) impacts everyone. It is now a global event that demonstrates how far GIS extends into people’s lives and provides a forum for users to showcase their unique accomplishments using GIS – in analyses, …

Gov. Whitmer announces initiatives to increase high-speed internet across Michigan

Published on: October 8, 2020

$12.7 million in Connecting Michigan Communities grants and launch of Connecting Michigan Taskforce will expand broadband infrastructure statewide  The following press release was issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office on October 8, 2020 LANSING, Mich. — Creating fair and equal access for every Michigander to compete in the 21st century was at the core of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement today at 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 …

New Broadband Coverage Maps Provide New Insights About Internet Access Across Michigan

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Lansing, MI. (October 6, 2020) – Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan) has released new broadband coverage maps for the entire state. These updated maps now include additional community feedback and internet service provider input as well as on-the-ground field validation data.  “Getting a better picture of who has coverage and who doesn’t is a critical first step to closing the …