FCC Authorizes Second Wave of Funding for Rural Broadband From Connect America Fund Auction

Published on: June 11, 2019

The following press release was issued on the Federal Communications Commission’s website on June 10, 2019  Media Contact: Chelsea Fallon, (202) 418-7991 chelsea.fallon@fcc.gov For Immediate Release FCC AUTHORIZES SECOND WAVE OF FUNDING FOR RURAL BROADBAND FROM CONNECT AMERICA FUND AUCTION Another Round of Funding Starts This Month for Broadband Buildout in Rural Communities in 22 States — WASHINGTON, June 10, …

Another Congressman Signs Onto Bill to Improve Broadband Mapping in Rural Communities

Published on: June 7, 2019

The following press release was published on Tom O’Halleran’s website on June 6, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) joined Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) to introduce the Broadband Data Improvement Act of 2019 alongside Reps. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Ann Kuster (D-NH), David McKinley (R-WV), and Rob Wittman (R-VA). This bipartisan legislation would improve the broadband mapping process nationwide to …

Connected Texas Launches New Effort to Close the Digital Divide in the Lone Star State

Published on: June 5, 2019

Austin, TX (June 5, 2019) – Connected Texas is launching a more than two-year program to connect and support the 1.45 million rural Texans who do not have access to high-speed (broadband) internet. “Texas families, businesses, and communities are being left out of opportunities and lack access to resources that many others across the country enjoy,” said Wynn Rosser, Ph.D., …

Connected Nation Chairman Named to FCC Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee

Published on: May 20, 2019

Bowling Green, Ky. (May  20, 2019) – Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO, Connected Nation, was named to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) re-chartered Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC). The committee’s mission will be to make recommendations on how to accelerate the deployment of high-speed internet access. “I’m honored to be named among the distinguished professionals who are taking part in …

CAPITO, SCHATZ, MORAN, TESTER INTRODUCE BILL TO IMPROVE ACCURACY OF BROADBAND COVERAGE MAPS

Published on: May 16, 2019

The following press release was issued on Sen. Shelley Capito’s website on May 16, 2019  Bipartisan legislation would lead to more granular mapping, help close digital divide in rural America WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Brian Schatz (D- Hawai‘i), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.)—all members of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee—today introduced the Broadband Data …

Arkansas Governor Releases State Broadband Plan, Goal for Rural Connectivity in Four Years

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The following release was issued on Gov. Hutchinson’s website on May 15, 2019  25 Mbps/3 Mbps broadband to all population centers over 500 by 2022 LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today released the Arkansas State Broadband Plan, which sets a goal to deploy high-speed broadband to all Arkansas communities with more than 500 residents by 2022. The high-speed broadband would have …

Your Input Needed to Improve Wellness of Residents, Reduce Healthcare Costs in Michigan

Published on: May 15, 2019

For Immediate Release: May, 15, 2019 Contact: Jessica Denson, Director, Communications Email: Jdenson@connectednation.org Phone: 502-341-2024 Website: connectednation.org/Michigan Your Input Needed to Improve Wellness of Residents, Reduce Healthcare Costs in Michigan Osceola County, MI. (May 15, 2019) – Connect Michigan, in partnership with the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and AARP Michigan, is seeking input from area residents regarding how they use or would …

Your Input Needed to Improve Wellness of Residents, Reduce Healthcare Costs in Michigan

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For Immediate Release: May, 15, 2019 Contact: Jessica Denson, Director, Communications Email: Jdenson@connectednation.org Phone: 502-341-2024 Website: connectednation.org/michigan Your Input Needed to Improve Wellness of Residents, Reduce Healthcare Costs in Michigan Iron Mountain, MI. (May 15, 2019) – Connect Michigan, in partnership with the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and AARP Michigan, is seeking input from area residents regarding how they use …

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Joni Ernst Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect and Expand Rural Broadband

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For Immediate Release Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Contact: press@baldwin.senate.gov Bipartisan bill provides regulatory relief for telecommunications companies to expand high speed broadband access in our rural communities WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to encourage investment in high-speed internet and protect and expand access to broadband in our rural communities. The …

Klobuchar, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Measure the Economic Impact of Broadband

Published on: May 2, 2019

The following press release was issued by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) on May 2, 2019  Contacts: Elana Ross (Klobuchar), 202-430-7973 Tyler Hernandez (Capito), 202-224-6472 Accurate, reliable data on the economic impact of broadband is a valuable tool for policymakers and business leaders; Many research institutions, state broadband offices, and trade associations have highlighted the need …