Senate Seeks To Expand Rural Broadband Access

The following was published by The Katy News on April 8, 2019 Austin, TX – Rural Texans have been increasingly left behind in the expansion in broadband coverage, but a bill passed by the Senate Thursday could change that.  According to the Federal Communications Commission, at least 30 percent of rural Texans don’t have access to high-speed internet.  While the …

Minnesota Representative Advocates for Broadband

The following was published in the Echo Journal on March 25, 2019  by Rep. Sandy Layman   This session, I’m privileged to serve on the Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division. This assignment provides me the opportunity to advocate for infrastructure and other improvements to continue developing the economies in our area and other rural parts of the state. One …

Nearly $15 Million in Broadband Accessibility Grants Announced in Tennessee

Nashville, TN (March 19, 2019) – Gov. Bill Lee (R-TN) released details on $14.8 million in broadband accessibility grants. According to the governor’s website, the funds will be used to expand broadband service to “more than 8,300 households and businesses” across the state of Tennessee. “I am pleased to announce that we are getting our rural areas up to speed …

Rural Development, Broadband Expansion Top Goals for Illinois State Agriculture Director

The following was published by Journal Gazette & Times Courier on March 18, 2019  by Rob Stroud  MATTOON — Rural economic development is among the stated top priorities for new Illinois Department of Agriculture Director John Sullivan. The new director discussed rural development and other priorities, including promoting jobs in agriculture education, during his presentation Monday in the Lake Land College …

NW Pennsylvania Broadband Initiative: A Plan to Connect Residents, Schools, Businesses

Meadville, PA. (January 24, 2018) – After six months of research, the Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, working in partnership with Connected Nation, has completed an in-depth assessment of the region’s current broadband environment and developed a Technology Action Plan to address its future needs. This plan identifies key projects and actions that can be taken to improve broadband …