Hardin County releases broadband survey results and communitywide plan for increasing access and adoption

Published on: June 1, 2022

Hardin County, Texas (June 1, 2022) – Hardin County, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) and the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC), have released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access across the community. From February to March 2022, residents, business owners, government leaders, first responders, …

Sign up now for free digital skills training and remote job placement – The next class starts on June 15th

Published on: May 26, 2022

Fort Campbell, Kentucky (May 26, 2022) – Digital Works (DW), a program developed by national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN), is offering digital skill training and job placement assistance to KY residents and military spouses, veterans, veteran spouses, and active/transitioning soldiers living in the Fort Campbell area, includes part of Tennessee). Applications are now being accepted for the next class, which starts …

Connected Nation wins four Telly Awards for ‘National conversation on the Digital Divide’

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Bowling Green, Kentucky (May 26, 2022) – Connected Nation (CN) was honored this week with four wins in the 43rd annual Telly Awards — two silver and two bronze. CN  received two silver statues for a package of stories produced for its November 2021 livestream event, “A national conversation on the Digital Divide” in the “series: social impact” category, and …

Kaufman County Broadband Committee seeking feedback from local community

Published on: May 23, 2022

Kaufman County, Texas (May 23, 2022) – The Kaufman County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), is asking residents, business owners, ranchers, agriculture producers, first responders, community institutions, and health care officials to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess internet needs and usage throughout the community. Survey data collected throughout the engagement will be …

Connected Nation honored with two national Communicators Awards

Published on: May 16, 2022

Bowling Green, Kentucky (May 16, 2022) – Connected Nation, a national nonprofit working to close the Digital Divide, received two Awards of Distinction during last week’s 28th Annual Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) Communicators Awards. Awards of Distinction are given to projects that exceed industry standards in quality and achievement. The Connected Nation podcast, which is now in …

Hardeman County reveals broadband survey results, along with plan to make broadband accessible for all

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Hardeman, Texas (May 16, 2022) – Hardeman County, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), has released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and Technology Action Plan designed to increase access across the community. From October 2021 to January 2022, residents, business owners, government leaders, first responders, ranchers, educators, and health care officials provided their feedback in an …

Childress County releases broadband survey results and plan for better broadband

Published on: May 13, 2022

Technology Action Plan will help this Texas community get connected Childress County, Texas (May 13, 2022) – Childress County, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), has released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access across the community. From October 2021 to January 2022, residents, business owners, government leaders, …

Statement from Connected Nation Chairman and CEO Thomas W. Ferree on the Biden Administration’s Efforts to Reduce Broadband Costs

Published on: May 11, 2022

Washington, DC. (May 9, 2022) – Thomas W. Ferree, Chairman & CEO of Connected Nation, released the following statement regarding the Biden Administration’s announcement today regarding their efforts to make broadband more affordable for millions of Americans: “Today, President Biden and Vice President Harris announced commitments from the nation’s 20 leading service providers to make high-speed, high-quality internet plans available for …

Biden Administration Awards Nearly $77 Million to Expand Internet Access for Dozens of Tribes

Published on: May 5, 2022

The following is a press release that was issued by National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on May 4, 2022. News Media Contact: NTIA, Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002, press@ntia.gov WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it has awarded 19 grants as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program. Andy Berke, NTIA’s Special Representative for Broadband, …

Foard County Broadband Committee seeking feedback from local community

Published on: May 3, 2022

Foard County, Texas (May 3, 2022) – The Foard County Broadband Committee is urging the local community to participate in a survey about internet connectivity. Foard County residents, business owners, ranchers, ag-producers, first responders, community institutions, and healthcare officials are invited to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess internet needs and uses throughout the county. Residents can complete …