From the president’s helicopter to fighter jets—meet the black woman behind some top-secret tech programs

Bowling Green, KY (February 24, 2020) – Connected Nation is taking the time to honor Black History Month by talking with those in the black community who are creating a positive impact in innovating in the world of technology. On the latest episode of the Connected Nation podcast, Jessica Denson, Director of Communications, talked with Sabrina Morton. They discussed Morton’s …

Today’s homework gap means long-term challenges for African American students

Bowling Green, KY (February 22, 2021) – We at Connected Nation know how transformative broadband can be for Americans – we see it every day as we explore the business, educational, and economic benefits that broadband brings to our homes. Seeing this amazing potential makes it all the more difficult to grapple with the realization that some Americans are less likely …

DATA: African Americans are less likely to have broadband at home

Honoring Black History Month By Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Bowling Green, (February 15, 2021) – This month, Connected Nation, like many groups and individuals around the country, is taking time to mark Black History Month. It is a time to not only celebrate Black history makers but also to examine critical issues that impact African American communities. Connected Nation’s …

Giving voice: social media usage in the black community

Honoring Black History Month by Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation This February, Connected Nation, like many groups and individuals around the country, is taking time to mark Black History Month. It is important to remember that it is not only a time to celebrate and lift up Black history makers but also an opportunity to share stories and points-of-view that …

African American History-Maker in Technology: Kathryn Finney

Celebrating Black History Month Bowling Green, Ky (February 11, 2021) – To honor Black History Month, Connected Nation is paying tribute to some of the most influential African American innovators in technology. Kathryn Finney is a female tech entrepreneur known as the “Fairy Godmother of Tech Start-ups.” She works to empower not only women, but women of color looking to emerge …

Building Equal Experiences

Celebrating Black History Month Bowling Green, KY (February 3, 2021) – Technology is causing the world to change daily. Because of this, many black communities are falling behind due to inadequate resources, funds and programs that would maximize the usage of modern information technology. Technology and its access are crucial to enhancing personal growth and learning. Technology provides differentiation in …

Celebrating Black History Month: African Americans who have worked to advance technology for all

Bowling Green, KY. (February 1, 2021) – As Black History Month gets underway, Connected Nation wants to emphasize the hard work Black Americans have carried out to help advance technology. African Americans have done and continue to do incredible things in technology – including working to close the Digital Divide for communities of color. Here are just a few examples: Janet …

African-American History Maker in Technology: Roy L. Clay

Celebrating Black History Month Bowling Green, Ky. (February 13, 2020) – To honor Black History Month, Connected Nation is paying tribute to some of the most influential African-American innovators in technology. Roy L. Clay is a computer science pioneer who was dubbed the “Godfather of Silicon Valley.” He is best known for developing new software for Hewlett-Packard (HP) computers. Over 50 …

Black History Maker in Technology: Jesse Russell

(February 26, 2019) –  Jesse Russell was a pioneer in the field of cellular and wireless communications. In 1988, he led the first team from Bell Laboratories to introduce digital cellular technology in the United States. This was 15 years after the first mobile phone call was made. But when that call was placed, it was over an analog system, …