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

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

Published on: February 7, 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 …

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

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 …

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Teleworkers: It’s Time to Leave the House

Published on: September 11, 2017

  The Loft, a co-working space, recently opened in Harbor Springs, Michigan, and those behind the nonprofit venture are inviting you to expand your workspace. “I’m a fairly new full-time resident to the Harbor Springs area, and I’ve been a remote worker in a number of positions throughout my career,” said Bill Mulder, a board member of Harbor, Inc. “Working …

VIDEO: Connected Nation’s Largest Community Initiative for Broadband Featured Image

VIDEO: Connected Nation’s Largest Community Initiative for Broadband

Published on: July 24, 2017

The first-ever Connectedsm community engagement in the state of Pennsylvania launched June 5. Connected Nation has teamed up with The Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission with plans to improve the area’s broadband environment, through Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program. This particular project includes eight counties and is the largest Connected Nation community involvement. Connected Nation’s Community Technology Advisor …

Upton County, Texas Launches Broadband Initiative to Connect Homes, Businesses Featured Image

Upton County, Texas Launches Broadband Initiative to Connect Homes, Businesses

Published on: July 18, 2017

The Upton County Broadband Committee is partnering with Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program (Connectedsm) to come up with a plan to improve access to broadband (high-speed internet) in the county. The initial step to developing a comprehensive, countywide plan will consist of a short survey for residents, businesses, agriculture producers, healthcare facilities, and schools. This is an effort to …

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Mecosta County Launches Broadband Initiative

Published on: April 25, 2017

Mecosta County, MI. (April 25, 2017) – Ten minutes is all it takes for you to help us better connect Mecosta County. The Mecosta County Broadband Committee has partnered with Connected Nation’s community engagement program, Connected, to come up with a plan to improve everyone’s access to high speed Internet. We’re asking agriculture county residents, local town residents, businesses, librarians, …

Building Broadband Above Obstacles in Rural Michigan Featured Image

Building Broadband Above Obstacles in Rural Michigan

Published on: April 21, 2017

Ogemaw County has made it easier for ISPs to extend broadband coverage in the area by going upward. A newly completed vertical assets inventory includes barns, poles, towers, water towers, silos, and other tall structures across 14 townships in Ogemaw County. With this information, ISPs can install broadband infrastructure on tall structures in the area and significantly reduce the investment …

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Remote Office, Home Office, Your Office in Harbor Springs

Published on: April 19, 2017

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that 40% of Americans will work at home in some form by 2020. Harbor Springs is taking advantage of this trend and working preemptively to make the area a hotspot for remote workers. The newly proposed co-working space, under the working title Remote Office/ Home Office or ROHO, will give remote workers of all …

Cyber-Security Training Made for Small Business Featured Image

Cyber-Security Training Made for Small Business

Published on: February 26, 2017

Many small business owners believe cyber security practices and vulnerabilities only apply to big businesses with millions in revenue. However, more and more small businesses are learning the hard way that things like ransomware, password theft, social media hijacking, and cloud storage invasion can cost thousands of dollars and even close doors. Working with cyber security experts, MEDC, and U.S. …