Connected Nation Texas Touts Gov. Abbott’s Work to Boost the State’s Broadband Access

Published on: November 2, 2020

Austin, TX (November 2, 2020) – The Governor’s Broadband Development Council just released their first report, which highlights the state of broadband (high-speed internet) connectivity in unserved areas across Texas. As communities and state leaders digest the details of this report, Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) wants to applaud Governor Greg Abbott’s support of the Council and efforts to close the Digital …

How’s Your Internet Connection? Lake County Launches New Effort to Expand Broadband Access

Published on: October 29, 2020

Lake County, Mich. (October 29, 2020) – The Lake County Broadband Committee has launched a new initiative to help expand and improve high-speed internet (broadband) access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations. The county will leverage the Connected Community Engagement Program, in partnership with Connected Nation (CN), to develop a Technology Action Plan that addresses …

Connected Nation Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

Published on: October 19, 2020

Washington, DC (October 19, 2020) – Connected Nation won a Gold Rank for its Digital Works Website, a project in the category of Special Purpose Website of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).  The honor was presented last week at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Conference. IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development …

Gov. Whitmer announces initiatives to increase high-speed internet across Michigan

Published on: October 8, 2020

$12.7 million in Connecting Michigan Communities grants and launch of Connecting Michigan Taskforce will expand broadband infrastructure statewide  The following press release was issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office on October 8, 2020 LANSING, Mich. — Creating fair and equal access for every Michigander to compete in the 21st century was at the core of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement today at the …

Rep. Four Price on Why Broadband Access is Critical for All

Published on: October 6, 2020

“There is no part of our daily existence that is not impacted in some way [by broadband]…it’s as important to us as it’s ever been.” Connected Nation Texas recently asked Rep. Four Price (R-Amarillo) and other lawmakers to share their thoughts on why expanding high-speed internet (broadband) to more Texas homes, businesses, and communities is important and explain what action …

Improving Your Broadband Connection: How this Rural Michigan County Has Benefited From Faster Internet Speeds

Published on: October 1, 2020

Lake County, MI (September 25, 2020) – Having high-speed internet access is more important now than ever, and rural Michigan residents can vouch for that. During the late summer months of 2019, Casair, a Mid-Michigan wireless internet provider, rolled out fiber to Lake County in hopes of connecting more rural residents and businesses.  Last year, Connected Nation ran an article recapping …

New Partnership to Bring Better Broadband to Lake Cities

Published on: September 22, 2020

Denton County, TX (September 22, 2020) – The Lake Cities Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), launched a new effort today to improve broadband (high-speed internet) access for families, businesses, and communities across Denton County, Texas.  “Internet connection is no longer a luxury but a necessity, especially for people living in Denton County,” said Michael Barnhart, City …

A Blueprint for Alaska’s Broadband Future

Published on: December 11, 2019

While much progress has been made over the last decade to improve access in Alaska, many challenges still remain. In fact, one could argue that the “digital divide”—that is, the gap between areas that have access versus those that do not—is actually widening, as robust fiber and 5G gigabit wireless access is deployed in urban areas, while rural and remote areas …

POLICY BRIEF: An Update to Broadband Funding in Michigan

Published on: September 24, 2019

Lansing, MI. (September 24,2019) – This month, Connected Nation’s Michigan team and Policy staff worked to summarize federal funding for the State of Michigan by looking at the various programs impacting broadband deployment over the next decade. The FCC’s Connect America Fund subsidy programs, as well as USDA’s ReConnect Program will invest millions of dollars to expand access for unserved …