Digital Inclusion Week: Why Rural America is Still Not Connected 

Published on: May 7, 2018

The following op-ed was written by Connected Nation’s Chairman & CEO, Tom Ferree, as part of National Digital Inclusion Week (May 7-11)   (May 7, 2018) – The internet is no longer a luxury. Its expansion into rural America is as important today as the expansion of electricity was in the 1930s. To be left out of a digital world is …

Digital Inclusion Week: Everyone Belongs in a Connected Nation

Published on: May 4, 2018

Bowling Green, Ky. (May 4, 2018) – Digital Inclusion Week is set nationally for May 7 to May 11. It’s a week to raise awareness and understanding of who is being left out of a digital world; how it impacts families, businesses, and communities; and what can be done to include all Americans. “Connected Nation works with local, state, and …

The Next Evolution of Connect Michigan: Providing Solutions to Closing the State’s Digital Divide

Published on: May 1, 2018

Lansing, MI. (May 1, 2018) – Connect Michigan is making it easier for residents, business owners, farmers, and lawmakers to understand the challenges and solutions to expanding high-speed internet and its related technologies to all people across the state. The nonprofit, a local subsidiary of Connected Nation, has just launched a new and improved website featuring, among other things, community …

Connected Nation Issues Statement on Recent Resignation of FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

Published on: April 19, 2018

Bowling Green, Ky. (April 20, 2018) – Connected Nation Chairman and CEO, Tom Ferree, issued the following statement regarding Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Mignon Clyburn’s announcement that she will be leaving the agency. “On behalf of Connected Nation, I would like to recognize and applaud the distinguished years of service of FCC Commissioner, Mignon Clyburn. She is a friend …

Connected Nation Ranked Among Top Ten Best Places to Work in Kentucky

Published on: April 18, 2018

Bowling Green, Ky. (April 18, 2018) – Connected Nation, Inc. has been named among the Best Places to Work in Kentucky. This is the 7th year that the nonprofit has received the distinction. “It is a great honor to be recognized again as a ‘Best Place to Work,’” said Tom Ferree, Chairman and CEO of Connected Nation. “Connected Nation is …

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Ohio Representatives Overwhelmingly Pass Broadband Development Bill

Published on: April 11, 2018

Columbus, Ohio (April 11, 2018) – Ohio State Representatives took action today that could positively impact children, families, farmers, businesses, schools and universities, and hospitals across the Buckeye State for years to come by voting  to approve House Bill 378. The bi-partisan bill, introduced by Representatives Ryan Smith (R-Dist. 93) and Jack Cera (D-Dist. 96), seeks to create a $50 …

Ohio Lawmakers to Vote on Broadband Development Bill

Published on: March 20, 2018

Columbus, Ohio (March 20, 2018) – House Bill 378 moved out of the Ohio House Finance Committee today with tremendous bipartisan support and is expected to be voted on by the full House of Representatives tomorrow during the regular session. The bi-partisan bill, introduced by Representatives Ryan Smith (R-Dist. 93) and Jack Cera (D-Dist. 96), seeks to create a $50 …

Utah Education Network Releases Results of Second School Technology Inventory

Published on: March 1, 2018

Salt Lake City, Utah (March 1, 2018) – The Utah Education and Telehealth Network,  (UETN) in partnership with Connected Nation (CN), has released a follow-up report tracking technology in Utah’s public and charter schools. Among the key findings—Utah’s students and teachers have become more connected to digital teaching and learning through increased distribution of computing devices and newer wireless networking …

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 …