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Connected Nation Michigan and Local Tech Company Bring Internet to Rural Michigan Residents

Published on: August 28, 2019

Cheboygan, MI. (August 28, 2019) – Rural Michigan communities are in for a big broadband update thanks to Cherry Capital Communications with the help of Connected Nation Michigan. On Friday, August 16, Cherry Capital Communications broke ground on a new project to bring fiber internet access to 75 homes near Cheboygan County. These fiber-cables will make it easier for Michigan residents to get …

Missed Opportunities: How Doctors and Hospitals Can Better Communicate with Patients

Published on: March 7, 2019

Alma, Mich. (March 7, 2019) – Connected Nation’s Connected Communities program shows that Michigan healthcare providers may be missing out by not offering interactive online services to their patients. This is according to new data presented at the Michigan Academy for Science, Arts, and Letters last week at Alma College in Alma, Michigan. According to the findings, presented by CN’s …

Moving the Needle: Closing the Internet Access Gap Among African Americans

Published on: February 19, 2019

(February 19, 2019) – Our credo affirms that everyone belongs in a Connected Nation. As we commemorate Black History Month, we can see where strides have been made in this effort, even as more improvements are needed. At a recent forum held by the Multicultural Media Caucus and Nielsen, participants noted that “African Americans are entering a technology-driven marketplace with …

Upgrading McCamey, Texas: The Plan that Lead to Positive Change

Published on: September 10, 2018

McCamey, TX (September 5, 2018) – In February of this year, the Upton County Broadband Committee released its Technology Action Plan. It took six months of work to develop. Once  complete it provided a comprehensive look at broadband and its related technologies across the county—including in McCamey, Texas. “Connected Nation helped guide us through the process,” said Alicia Sanchez, Executive …

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Upgrading McCamey, Texas: The Connected Plan that Help Lead to Positive Change

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McCamey, TX (September 5, 2018) – In February of this year, the Upton County Broadband Committee released its Technology Action Plan. It took six months of work to develop. Once  complete it provided a comprehensive look at broadband and its related technologies across the county—including in McCamey, Texas. “Connected Nation helped guide us through the process,” said Alicia Sanchez, Executive …

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From Dial Up to Fiber: How Connected Helped Anchor an Arts Community

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Marfa, Texas (September 10, 2018) – The City of Marfa is a town of  just under 2,000 people that sits in far west Texas just an hour from the Mexico border. Located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park, Marfa’s population swells with tourists because of its reputation as a cultural center for artist. “The town and the …

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Cybersecurity, Local Business Website Development Identified as Priority Projects by Upton County Broadband Committee

Published on: February 7, 2018

Upton County, TX (February 7, 2018) – The Upton County Broadband Committee understands where changes can be made to improve adoption, access, and use of broadband (high-speed internet) throughout the county. That’s because the committee just wrapped a six-month survey and research project that incorporated input from all sectors—local businesses, farmers and ranchers, libraries, schools, and healthcare facilities, as well …

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

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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 …

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34 Million Americans Are Without Broadband Access: Can We Connect Them?

Published on: December 15, 2017

Because of my mother’s health, I will become her caregiver. Having high-speed internet will allow me to work from home. Lack of high-speed internet in our area poses a significant and growing hurdle to our ability to do business and maximize my children’s educational experience.  Small towns are falling behind in internet capacity. This makes it more difficult for young …

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Finding Funding, Getting Connected

Published on: November 7, 2017

Better broadband connectivity can transform a community—both rural and urban. It can help broaden the tax base by giving local businesses access to a global market and introduce new jobs through remote work opportunities. It provides a way for children to connect with educational resources or, often times, simply complete their homework. It gives homebound individuals or senior citizens a …