20 years of connecting the nation: a national conversation on the Digital Divide

Published on: September 21, 2021

Bowling Green, Ky. (September 21, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN) is marking 20 years of service in 2021 by hosting a one-of-a-kind, live event that will air nationally from three US cities on Wednesday, November 17 from 11am to 3pm (eastern). Registration for the live event is free at cn20.org. “We have been focused on closing the Digital Divide for …

Connected Nation’s Vice President of GeoAnalytics to serve as URISA President-Elect

Published on: August 12, 2021

Bowling Green, Ky. (August 12, 2021) – Connected Nation is excited to share the news that Ashley Hitt, Vice President, GeoAnalytics will serve in the position of President-Elect for the URISA Board of Directors. “Ashley has long been an innovator in the GIS world and has used her unique skillset to shine a light on the Digital Divide,” said Tom …

It’s time for a full-color approach to solving the nation’s broadband problem

Published on: August 11, 2021

As the pandemic recedes, we’ve learned that universal access to the online world, through broadband service, is essential for participation in modern American life. The urgency to create full broadband coverage echoes past programs to develop nationwide networks for electricity, telephone, and interstate highways. Each of those ushered in major changes and improvements in communities across the country. Broadband is …

Connected Nation Texas releases new county-by-county data on internet speeds, coverage areas for entire state

Published on: August 10, 2021

286,908 households across Texas still lack access to federally recognized broadband speeds Austin, TX (August 10, 2021) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) just published updated broadband coverage maps for all 254 counties in the state. This fourth update provides a clearer picture and new insights about access to high-speed internet in Texas. “This updated data comes at a critical …

New Deloitte Study Explores the Economic Impacts of Broadband

Published on: June 10, 2021

Bowling Green, KY (June 10, 2021) – In April, professional services firm Deloitte released a study on how the Digital Divide has affected economic growth. This study is certainly timely, if not long overdue, as many Americans have been working remotely for over a year now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the study, $107.5 billion have been invested …

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, …