Governor’s Office Challenges FCC Mobility Fund Phase II Eligibility Map; Test Results Could Mean More Funding for LTE Service Buildout in Kansas

Published on: November 13, 2018

By: Kansas Office of the Governor (November 13, 2018) – Today, Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. announced that his office has successfully challenged the Federal Communication Commission’s Mobility Fund Phase II (MF-II) Eligibility Map, which the Commission will soon use to determine areas that will be eligible for funding for mobile LTE broadband service buildout in unserved areas.  Unlike surrounding states, Kansas …

900 Jobs and Counting: Digital Works Reaches Major Milestone

Published on: October 17, 2018

Bowling Green, Ky. (October 17, 2018) – Connected Nation is celebrating its 900th job placement through its Digital Works℠ (DW) program. This one-of-a-kind job-creation program, launched in 2013, was developed specifically to meet the growing demand for online and digitally trained workers. “This is an extraordinary milestone for us, and we are very proud of the hard work and impact …

Connected Nation Launches Digital Job Training Program Geared to Military Spouses and Veterans

Published on: September 10, 2018

Elizabethtown, Ky. (September 10, 2018) – A pilot program from Connected Nation is now providing digital job and customer service training geared specifically for the unique needs of military spouses and veterans. A press conference was held last week in Elizabethtown to officially announce that Digital Works℠ (DW) classes were being offered near Fort Knox at Elizabethtown Community and Technical …

Michigan Governor Unveils Plan to Bring Broadband to Every Corner of the State

Published on: August 15, 2018

Escanaba, Mich. (August 15, 2018) – Connect Michigan, a subsidiary of the nonprofit Connected Nation, worked with Governor Rick Snyder, his staff, and state technology and business leaders to develop a plan to provide universal access to high-speed internet for every Michigan resident, business, region, and community. That plan was unveiled today during an event at Escanaba High School. “As …

Governor’s Office Receives Grant for Statewide Broadband Mapping Project

Published on: August 2, 2018

TOPEKA (August 1, 2018)—The Information Network of Kansas (“INK”) Board of Directors has approved a $300,000 grant request by Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. to complete a Statewide Broadband Mapping project. The project, which will be undertaken by non-profit Connected Nation in partnership with the Governor’s Office, will prepare a statewide broadband map of wireline and wireless coverage. This map will …

Pilot Program Launched in Fort Knox Area Provides Digital Job Training for Military Spouses and Veterans

Published on: August 1, 2018

  For Immediate Release August 1, 2018   Elizabethtown, Ky. (August 1, 2018) – Connected Nation is launching its Digital Works℠ (DW) program in the Fort Knox area with a focus on helping military spouses and veterans. This one-of-a-kind job-creation program was developed specifically to meet the growing demand for online and digitally trained workers. More than 850 graduates have …

Grant Funds Digital Education in Columbus for Veterans, Single Parents, Senior Citizens

Published on: July 18, 2018

Columbus, Ohio (July 18, 2018) – A U.S. Army veteran looking for work so he could help his ailing father can now do so. A single mother, out of a job for nine months, is now able to take better care of her two young children. A woman nearing the end of her career now has new skills that mean …

Working Together to Strengthen the Lives of Rural Americans

Published on: June 26, 2018

American Farm Bureau President Joins Connected Nation Board of Directors   Bowling Green, Ky. (June 26, 2018) – American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall may lead one of the nation’s largest and most prominent nonprofits, but at heart he’s a third-generation farmer from Georgia. Duvall is someone who advocates for and understands well the challenges facing farmers, ranchers, …

Digital Works Goes Virtual

Published on: May 16, 2018

Virtually Anywhere (May 16, 2018) – Digital Works just took a successful, first step into a new facet of workforce training—going virtual. The program, which was established by Connected Nation to bridge the needs of communities and employers through telework, just completed its first all-virtual class in Kiowa County, Kansas. “This worked so well in Kansas because there was a …

What It’s Like to Live on the Wrong Side of the Digital Divide

Published on: May 11, 2018

The following was written by Mark McElroy, who serves on the Board of Directors for Connected Nation, as part of National Digital Inclusion Week (May 7-11). To request an interview with Mr. McElroy or if you have questions please contact us at info@connectednation.org. (May 11, 2018) – I live on the wrong side of the Digital Divide –that part of the …