Hardeman County reveals broadband survey results, along with plan to make broadband accessible for all

Published on: May 16, 2022

Hardeman, Texas (May 16, 2022) – Hardeman County, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), has released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and Technology Action Plan designed to increase access across the community. From October 2021 to January 2022, residents, business owners, government leaders, first responders, ranchers, educators, and health care officials provided their feedback in an …

Childress County releases broadband survey results and plan for better broadband

Published on: May 13, 2022

Technology Action Plan will help this Texas community get connected Childress County, Texas (May 13, 2022) – Childress County, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), has released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access across the community. From October 2021 to January 2022, residents, business owners, government leaders, …

The urban exodus: How broadband plays a role in the recent migration of remote workers

Published on: May 12, 2022

Portage Lakes, Ohio (May 12, 2022) – As the COVID-19 pandemic progressed, I was amazed by the growth of the remote workforce. Prior to the pandemic, less than 4% of workers in high-paying jobs (positions with an annual salary greater than $100,000) worked remotely. At the conclusion of 2021, the percentage of high-paying remote jobs grew more than 375% — …

Statement from Connected Nation Chairman and CEO Thomas W. Ferree on the Biden Administration’s Efforts to Reduce Broadband Costs

Published on: May 11, 2022

Washington, DC. (May 9, 2022) – Thomas W. Ferree, Chairman & CEO of Connected Nation, released the following statement regarding the Biden Administration’s announcement today regarding their efforts to make broadband more affordable for millions of Americans: “Today, President Biden and Vice President Harris announced commitments from the nation’s 20 leading service providers to make high-speed, high-quality internet plans available for …

Affordable and accessible broadband for all – even those who are aging

Published on: May 9, 2022

How one community in Michigan bridged the Digital Divide for one of its most underserved populations Pittsburg, Pennsylvania (May 9, 2022) – Affordable housing is available throughout the country for individuals, families, and senior citizens who meet the necessary income criteria for eligibility. Those who qualify are often considered to be in the low to moderate income range. According to …

Biden Administration Awards Nearly $77 Million to Expand Internet Access for Dozens of Tribes

Published on: May 5, 2022

The following is a press release that was issued by National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on May 4, 2022. News Media Contact: NTIA, Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002, press@ntia.gov WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it has awarded 19 grants as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program. Andy Berke, NTIA’s Special Representative for Broadband, …

Foard County Broadband Committee seeking feedback from local community

Published on: May 3, 2022

Foard County, Texas (May 3, 2022) – The Foard County Broadband Committee is urging the local community to participate in a survey about internet connectivity. Foard County residents, business owners, ranchers, ag-producers, first responders, community institutions, and healthcare officials are invited to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess internet needs and uses throughout the county. Residents can complete …

Haskell County releases broadband survey results and Technology Action Plan

Published on: April 26, 2022

Comprehensive plan will help small Texas community tackle local connectivity needs and more Haskell County, Texas (April 29, 2022) – Haskell County, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), has released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and Technology Action Plan designed to increase access across the community. From September 2021 to January 2022, residents, business owners, government …

Connected Nation’s digital training program to host a virtual ‘Digital Works Internet Safety Workshop’ on April 28

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Fort Campbell, Kentucky (April 26, 2022) – Digital Works, a program developed by the national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN), is opening the door to remote employment opportunities for Kentucky residents and the Fort Campbell military community by providing in-demand digital skills training at no cost to participants. Those interested in learning more about internet safety are invited to join us …

Rural Digital Opportunity Fund support authorized for 1,345 winning bids

Published on: April 19, 2022

The below public notice was issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on April 15, 2022. Click here to see the full list of winning bids (Attachment A) announced by the FCC. PUBLIC NOTICE FOLLOWS AU Docket No. 20-34 WC Docket No. 19-126 WC Docket No. 10-90 By this Public Notice, the Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB), in conjunction with the …