Announcing FREE digital literacy learning and educational programs for teens, teachers, veterans, military spouses, and others

Published on: December 6, 2022

Fort Campbell and Hopkinsville, Kentucky (December 6, 2022) – Connected Nation (CN), in partnership with AT&T Kentucky, recently announced the launch of three free digital literacy and education programs that will serve adults and teens across the Commonwealth and nationally. “I’m proud to be joining Connected Nation, a nonprofit founded in our Commonwealth, to support their efforts in closing the …

Red River County releases results of broadband survey – puts plan in place to increase internet access and develop vibrant telehealth network

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Red River County, Texas (December 6, 2022) – Red River County has released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and subsequent Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access and usage in the county. The broadband engagement is part of the Connected Community Engagement Program administered through Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) and funded by Superior HealthPlan. The …

Why the FCC’s new National Broadband Map is important to your community

Published on: November 30, 2022

Louisville, Ky. and Nashville, Tenn. (November 30, 2022) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the updated National Broadband Map on Friday, November 18. This map is critical for determining how much each state receives of federal funding for expanding broadband access to unserved and underserved communities. Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO, Connected Nation, recently spoke with RFD-TV, a national …

2022 Texas Broadband Hero Award goes to community leader with a long track record of public service

Published on: November 22, 2022

Lubbock, Texas (November 22, 2022) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) is honored to present this year’s Texas Broadband Hero Award to Lonnie Hunt, Executive Director of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG). A political subdivision of the state of Texas, DETCOG is a voluntary association of cities, counties, schools, and other special districts in a 12-county region. …

Connected Nation applauds launch of National Broadband Map as a first step toward pinpointing where broadband is lacking

Published on: November 18, 2022

Washington, DC  (November 18, 2022) – Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO of Connected Nation (CN), issued the following statement regarding today’s launch of the new National Broadband Map by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC): “Today’s launch of the new National Broadband Map marks a significant leap forward in our nation’s efforts to close the Digital Divide once and for all. …

Connected Nation honored with national award for “A national conversation on the Digital Divide”

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Bowling Green, Ky. (November 18, 2022) – Connected Nation (CN) won top honors this month in PR Daily’s Nonprofit Communications Awards for best virtual event.  The national nonprofit was recognized for producing a three-city, live event titled “20 years of connecting the nation: a national conversation on the Digital Divide” that aired across the country on November 17, 2021. “Our …

Connect K-12’s 2022 report shows 67% of U.S. school districts now meet FCC internet connectivity benchmark

Published on: November 16, 2022

Work to be done: 23.5 million students attend schools that still lack adequate bandwidth to support digital learning in every classroom, every day Washington, D.C. (November 16, 2022) – Connected Nation’s (CN) Connect K-12 Program has released its 2022 Report on School Connectivity in collaboration with Funds For Learning (FFL).  The annual report, now in its third iteration, includes findings …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Timeline for National High-Speed Internet Deployment

Published on: November 14, 2022

The following press release was published on November 10, 2022 from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (November 10, 2022) – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration expects to communicate Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment allocation levels to eligible entities by June 30, 2023. The Biden-Harris Administration is required by law to allocate Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment funds according to a formula …

FCC advisory committee adopts report on strategies for preventing digital discrimination by internet providers and recommendations for promoting digital equity

Published on: November 8, 2022

Washington, DC. (November 8, 2022) – The Communications Equity and Diversity Council (CEDC), a Federal Communication Commission (FCC) advisory committee, voted unanimously yesterday to adopt a report containing recommendations and best practices to prevent digital discrimination by internet service providers (ISPs) and promote digital equity.   The report provides recommendations to the FCC on public policies, programs, and other strategic initiatives …

Karnes County to release results of broadband engagement November 10, community invited to attend

Published on: November 2, 2022

Karnes County, Texas (November 2, 2022) – Karnes County will release the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and subsequent Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access and usage at a special meeting of Commissioners Court at the Karnes County Courthouse at 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 10. The public is invited to attend to learn more about …