Castro County residents invited to participate in new broadband survey

Castro County, Texas (September 28, 2022) – The Castro County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), have launched a local broadband engagement. The committee is asking residents to participate in a brief survey designed to assess the community’s internet needs and usage. This engagement is the first step toward improving broadband adoption and access throughout the …

Cottle County launches broadband engagement, seeks input from community

Cottle County, Texas (September 6, 2022) – The Cottle County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), just launched a local broadband engagement. The committee 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 the community’s internet needs and usage. This …

Connected Nation Honors Agriculture Producers During National Farmers Market Week

Bowling Green, Kentucky (August 9, 2022) –  August 7 to 13 marks National Farmers Market Week. In our 21-plus years of operation, Connected Nation has seen time and again how high-speed internet can impact the rural communities that help keep local farm vendors afloat. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), there are more than 8,000 farmers’ markets across …

Artificially intelligent food systems: how it affects the American agriculture industry

Bowling Green, Kentucky (March 24, 2022) — We don’t often think of technology and connectivity as having a particularly profound impact on the food and agricultural products that we consume. However, connectivity and technology both have increasingly essential roles in producing, delivering, and preparing these products. One of the more impactful uses of technology in agriculture comes in the form …

Connected Nation Board Member Has “A Heart for Agriculture”

Washington, DC – Connected Nation’s Board of Directors recently came together in Washington, D.C. to discuss progress made and what still needs to be done to connect more communities to broadband (high-speed internet). The technology provides access to resources and opportunities that include better healthcare, educational opportunities, job training and placement, government services, and so much more. RFD-TV, a broadcast …

Drones on the Farm

Bowling Green, KY. (August 2, 2019) – The U.N. estimates there will be over 9 billion people living on Earth by 2050. With the growing population and a loss of land capable of sustaining agricultural production, the ag industry has turned to new technology to help solve the growing problem of how to feed the world population. Ag producers around the world are …

Farmers Will Benefit from Broadband

The following was published in Morning Ag Clips on July 10, 2019 It was submitted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Virginia agriculture could grow 18 percent if broadband is extended to underserved communities RICHMOND, Va. — A new national report found that Virginia agriculture could grow by 18 percent if broadband technology is extended to underserved communities. “In the …

Rural connectivity necessary for agriculture

Connectivity is needed in rural areas to make the best of use technology in agriculture Published by Morning Ag Clips on July 3, 2019 SALINAS, Calif. — The Forbes AgTech Summit in Salinas in June on “The Future of Food” showcased technology, innovation and ideas that will make agriculture more efficient, productive, profitable and safe. To make these advancements accessible to …

Nebraska Rancher on Why Broadband Matters to Rural America

‘It’s important to tell our own story’ by Jessica Denson Director of Communications, Connected Nation Grant County, Neb., (June 6, 2019) – Honest Beef is a family-owned beef business located in the Sandhills of Nebraska. Talk with owner Hannah Raudsepp for even a few minutes and it quickly becomes clear her family is not just trying to sell you beef—they’re …