The Hill Country of Texas: How three counties are coming together to become ‘Connected Communities’

Blanco, Burnet and Llano Counties, Texas (September 13, 2021) –  The Texas Hill Country is comprised of picturesque communities tucked inside the rural countryside of Central and South Texas. It is a part of Texas that struggles with access to broadband internet — however, that is about to change. A technology action plan developed by Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) …

Knox County Texas launches broadband project

Input needed for countywide plan to improve internet access and speed in Knox County Knox County, Texas (September 13, 2021) – The Knox County Broadband Committee is developing a Technology Action Plan for the county based on community feedback from residents, businesses, healthcare organizations, schools, and more. The Broadband Committee is made up of local stakeholders and works closely with …

Survey data supports need for expanding broadband access and adoption in Jones County, Texas

Jones County, Texas (August 30, 2021) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) recently presented Jones County with a technology action plan developed from data collected during a county-wide survey. Between February 2021 and May 2021, Jones County conducted a comprehensive survey of broadband technology access and adoption across the community that collected responses from 646 households in addition to over …

Increased broadband coverage on the horizon for Shelby County, Texas

Shelby County, Texas (August 23, 2021) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) recently presented the final draft of the Technology Action Plan developed for Shelby County. A final action plan will be presented to the county on Aug. 25. Data were collected during a county-wide survey that took place from December 2021 through April 2021. The survey captured information on …

Cheboygan County poised for Massive Broadband Expansion

The following press release was issued by the Cheboygan Economic Development Corporation (EDC) on July 13, 2021 Cheboygan County, Michigan (July 13, 2021) – The Cheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) identified Technology as a leading priority for countywide development with a strong focus on supporting energy and broadband initiatives. To that end, they teamed up with Connected Nation to …

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 …

Deadline Friday for questions on City of Victoria, Texas broadband effort

The following is a press release issued by the City of Victoria on January 6, 2020. For more information call 361-485-3110 Broadband developers will have until 1 p.m. Jan. 8 to ask questions and request clarification about the City’s request for proposals for an internet improvement program for Victoria and potentially the surrounding Golden Crescent region. Developers can view the …

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

“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 …

Connected Nation Promotes Staff, Aligns Organization for Continued Growth Amidst National Focus on Closing Digital Divide

Bowling Green, Ky. (September 22, 2020) – Connected Nation (CN), a national nonprofit working to close the Digital Divide, is taking action to more effectively respond to the need for digital equity across the country by promoting and empowering key personnel. “Today we celebrate four accomplished Connected Nation veterans—not only for their contributions to our organization but also in their …

LT. GOVERNOR HUSTED ANNOUNCES NEXT STEPS TO EXPAND BROADBAND

The following article was published by the Ohio LT. Governors office on September 15, 2020. Broadband Connectivity Grant The K-12 Broadband Connectivity Grant was created to allocate CARES Act funding to help students gain internet access.  Lt. Governor Husted recently announced that over 900 grant requests were approved. More than 121,000 students are expected to gain high speed internet devices in …