Cyber Seniors is Connecting the Older Generation with More than Just Technology

Published on: August 4, 2022

Lexington, Kentucky (August 4, 2022) — With the internet continuously growing, it is more important than ever to have access to the tools it has to offer. This means making connectivity for all a big priority, including for those age 55 and older. Though they didn’t grow up with it, seniors are purchasing tech products at an increasing rate. According …

10 tips for state broadband offices about BEAD planning budgets

Published on: August 2, 2022

Louisville, Kentucky (August 2, 2022) – States recently passed two Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) milestones by submitting letters of intent to participate in the Digital Equity Act (DEA) and Broadband Equity, Access, & Deployment (or BEAD) programs. Deadlines were July 12 and 18, respectively. The next milestone, which is coming up on August 15, is for states to …

FCC ANNOUNCES $77 MILLION IN EMERGENCY CONNECTIVITY FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES TO HELP CLOSE THE HOMEWORK GAP

Published on: August 1, 2022

The following press release was issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on July 27, 2022 Nearly 13 Million Students Benefitting from Program Providing Digital Services for Students in Communities Across the Country WASHINGTON, July 27, 2022—The Federal Communications Commission today announced it is committing over $77 million in two new funding rounds through the Emergency Connectivity Program, helping to …

New study shows where America’s K-12 students are not getting the same access to education

Published on: July 28, 2022

Waukesha, Wisconsin (July 28, 2022) — In July 2022, the Consortium for School Network (CoSN) released the results of its Home Connectivity Study. This study analyzes internet connectivity and speeds among K-12 students in seven school districts across the country.  In it, researchers focused on where students completed their schoolwork, disparities between internet connectivity and speed at school vs. outside …

How this Michigan County maps a plan for better broadband

Published on: July 27, 2022

Leelanau County, Michigan (July 27, 2022) – Over the past couple years, Leelanau County, a small, rural community on the upper west peninsula of Michigan, has been in dire need of better broadband (high-speed internet) access for its residents. Like many other communities across the country, the issue of connection is at the top of its list of needed improvements. …

Karnes County Broadband Committee to launch broadband survey, community invited to kickoff meeting July 29

Published on: July 22, 2022

Karnes County, Texas (July 22, 2022) – The Karnes County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) and funded by Superior HealthPlan, is inviting local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special kickoff event on Friday, July 29, at 9 a.m. to discuss expanding and improving broadband access, adoption, and use throughout Karnes County. Attendees …

Connected Nation career readiness program helps military spouses tackle unemployment

Published on: July 20, 2022

Fort Campbell, KY (July 20, 2022) — The results are in! Employment-related issues remain a chief concern for military-affiliated families. The Blue Star Families 2021 Military Family Lifestyle Survey results, published earlier this year, indicate that military spouse employment is the top issue affecting military families, and military spouses face unemployment rates that are four times the national average. There …

Digital Works expands free digital skills training and remote job placement program, next class starts July 26

Published on: July 12, 2022

Fort Campbell, Kentucky (July 12, 2022) – Digital Works (DW), a program of the national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN), recently opened up its digital skills and job placement support program to anyone interested in expanding their career options, regardless of military affiliation or location. The training provides digital competency and career readiness for remote jobs that are in demand now. …

Comanche County Broadband Committee invites community to attend meeting to kickoff broadband survey

Published on: July 7, 2022

Comanche County, Oklahoma (July 7, 2022) – The Comanche County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation (CN) and funded by the Priddy Foundation, is inviting local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special kickoff event on Thursday, July 14, at 10 a.m. to discuss expanding and improving broadband access, adoption, and use throughout Comanche County. Attendees will …

Low-earth orbit satellite broadband: The state of Starlink in 2022

Published on: June 29, 2022

Bowling Green, Kentucky (June 29, 2022) – Mid-Year LEO updates really come down to a discussion related to Starlink. Starlink’s competitors are estimated to be as much as 4-5 years behind. While there continue to be discussions about partnerships and launch dates, etc., we’re a long way from a commercial product. That said, let’s look at the state of Starlink …