Statement from Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO of Connected Nation, on the recent release of the new FCC National Broadband Map, 22 February 2018

Published on: February 23, 2018

Bowling Green, Ky. (Febuaury 23, 2018) – “Last Saturday marked what would have been the seven-year anniversary since the 2011 release of the National Broadband Map, a tool aimed at assisting policymakers and consumers that has been dormant since 2014. Fittingly this week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unveiled a resurrected broadband mapping tool with updated residential broadband data and …

Upton County Texas Technology Action Plan

Published on: February 5, 2018

For Immediate Release February 5, 2018 Connected Nation Contact: Tom Stephenson Role: Community Technology Advisor Email: tstephenson@connectednation.org Phone number: 248-376-4046 Local Contact: Alicia Sanchez, Executive Director McCamey Economic Development Corporation Email: mail@mccameyedc.com Phone number: 432-652-8008 Cybersecurity, Local Business Website Development Identified as Priority Projects by Upton County Broadband Committee Upton County, TX (February 5, 2018) – The Upton County Broadband Committee …

The Next Evolution of Connected Nation: Improving American Lives and Communities Through Better Engagement

Published on: February 1, 2018

Bowling Green, Ky. (February 1, 2018) – Being an innovative, impactful nonprofit means also being willing to examine what an organization can do better to serve those it seeks to help. That’s why Connected Nation has spent the last eight months looking at ways to more effectively share and engage others in its mission to improve lives by expanding access, …

Ward County’s New Broadband Plan: Connecting Children, Veterans, Farmers to High-Speed Internet

Published on: January 31, 2018

Ward County, TX (February 1, 2018) – Children, veterans and active military, ranchers, and farmers living and working in Ward County are on the wrong side of the Digital Divide. That’s the finding following an eight-month assessment of broadband (high-speed internet) access in Monahans and the surrounding area. “We had heard from residents and businesses that there was a need …

Northwest Pennsylvania Broadband Initiative: A Plan to Connect Residents, Schools, Businesses

Published on: January 24, 2018

Meadville, PA. (January 24, 2018) – After six months of research, the Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, working in partnership with Connected Nation, has completed an in-depth assessment of the region’s current broadband environment and developed a Technology Action Plan to address its future needs. This plan identifies key projects and actions that can be taken to improve broadband …

Connected Nation Again Named Among The Best Places to Work in Kentucky

Published on: January 18, 2018

Bowling Green, Ky. (January 18, 2018) – Connected Nation, Inc. has once again been named among the Best Places to Work in Kentucky. This is the 8th year that the nonprofit has received the distinction. “This honor reflects not only our commitment to our mission but to our staff,’” said Tom Ferree, Chairman and CEO for Connected Nation. “We make a point …

AT&T Announces $10,000 AT&T Aspire Contribution in Support of Digital Works Job Skills Development Program

Published on: December 18, 2017

Somerset, Oh. (December 15,  2018) –  AT&T today announced that it has made a $10,000 AT&T Aspire contribution to Connected Nation, which will be utilized by the organization’s state affiliate, Connect Ohio, to support the “Digital Works” job skills development program. The ultimate goal of Digital Works is to bring high-demand technology-based jobs to communities with vulnerable demographic and geographic …

How this Broadband Bill Could Impact Health Care, Education, Jobs in Ohio

Published on: December 12, 2017

Columbus, Oh. (December 12, 2017) – Nearly a dozen representatives from Ohio universities and economic groups voiced their support for House Bill 378 on Tuesday, December 12 through written and oral testimony submitted to the Ohio House Finance Committee. Among those sharing the reasons this bill matters, Connect Ohio’s Executive Director Stuart Johnson. “Broadband is a vital lifeline to participate in …

A Technology Action Plan for South Carolina’s Promise Zone

Published on: December 1, 2017

Barnwell, S.C. (December 1, 2017) – The Lowcountry Promise Zone Broadband Team has plotted a path that can bring high-speed internet access, adoption, and use to more families, businesses, and communities in the six-county region. “This team spent months completing a comprehensive community assessment to identify ways to improve access to broadband and other technologies,” said Jim Stritzinger, Director of Connect …

Charter Awards Digital Works in Columbus, Ohio with $35,000 Grant as Part of $1 Million Spectrum Digital Education Commitment

Published on: November 30, 2017

Columbus, Oh. (December 1, 2017) – Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced that Digital Works at the Reeb Avenue Center in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the recipients of its inaugural Spectrum Digital Education Grants. Digital Works will receive $35,000 to improve digital literacy through internet classes, and job skills training & placement.  It will also continue to collect data …