Don’t Let Your Community Be Left Out: Surveys on Broadband Access in Ohio Close This Week

Published on: November 18, 2019

Columbus, OH (November 18, 2019) – There are only a couple of days left to provide input about your community’s high-speed internet (broadband) access. Connected Nation Ohio (CN Ohio) is using online surveys to gather input from communities about their broadband access. The information gathered will be used to better identify ways to improve access for all Ohioans. Make sure …

The USDA Invests $7.2M in Rural Broadband for Iowa and South Dakota Families

Published on: November 15, 2019

The following press release was issued by the USDA on November 15, 2019  HAWARDEN, Iowa, Nov. 15, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey today announced USDA has invested $7.2 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for rural households and farms in Iowa and South …

Georgia Representative Introduces Legislation to Expand Broadband Access in Rural and Low-Income Communities

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The following press release was issued on Rep. Doug Collins website on November 14, 2019.  WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) reintroduced the Gigabit Opportunity (GO) Act (H.R. 5082) to encourage broadband development in economically disadvantaged communities. “High-speed internet access has become a prerequisite for economic growth in America, yet many of our neighbors struggle to gain reliable access to broadband,” said Collins. “By …

Deadline Approaching: Input Needed on Effort to Expand High-Speed Internet Access to All Ohioans

Published on: November 6, 2019

Columbus, OH (November 6, 2019) – Connected Nation Ohio (CN Ohio) is using online and printed surveys to gather data and input from communities about their broadband (high-speed internet) access—to better identify ways to improve access for all. The deadline to provide input for your neighborhood or community is fast approaching. The last day to fill out the surveys is …

Help Improve High-Speed Internet Access in Rains County

Published on: November 5, 2019

Rains County, TX (November 5, 2019) – The Rains County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), is right now working to develop a Technology Action Plan for the area. As part of that effort, the committee needs residents, businesses, and other organizations to share their input about their high-speed internet (broadband) access or lack thereof. “Reliable …

New Tool Developed to Help Improve High-Speed Internet Access in Northeast Michigan

Published on: October 29, 2019

Otsego County, MI (October 29, 2019) – The Northeast Michigan Council of Governments (NEMCOG), in partnership with Connected Nation Michigan, just completed an important milestone in its efforts to improve broadband (high-speed internet) access across Northeast Michigan: a vertical asset inventory. “A major obstacle in the region to not only our local economy but also our quality of life is …

FCC Authorizes Nearly $62 Million in Funding for Rural Broadband

Published on: October 17, 2019

The following press release was issued on October 10, 2019 by the FCC on its website. WASHINGTON —The Federal Communications Commission today authorized over $61.8 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to nearly 22,000 unserved rural homes and businesses in 14 states, representing the sixth wave of support from last year’s successful Connect America Fund Phase II …

Connected Nation’s Director of Digital Inclusion Named to FCC Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

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Washington, DC (October 17, 2019) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced in June that the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE) would be re-chartered. For the second time, Heather Gate, Director of Digital Inclusion, Connected Nation, has just been named to serve on the committee. “I was happy to learn that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai decided to …

Study Reveals Ramifications of Limited Rural Broadband Service on American Farmers

Published on: October 10, 2019

The following release and study were published this week by the United Soybean Board. Click here to read the original post.  ST. LOUIS (October 9, 2019) — A new study commissioned by the United Soybean Board (USB) reveals the lack of access to broadband in rural areas takes a significant toll on American farmers and the economy. According to “Rural Broadband …

Expanding High-Speed Internet Access to All Ohioans: Input Needed to Include Your Community

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Columbus, OH (October 10, 2019) – Connected Nation Ohio (CN Ohio) is using online and printed surveys to gather data and input from communities about their broadband (high-speed internet) access. This data will be used to identify the areas that lack access to affordable, high-speed internet and to find solutions to expand that access. “We are laser-focused on identifying exactly where the …