This year in broadband

Bowling Green, Kentucky (December 14, 2022) – 2022 proved to be a monumental year for closing the Digital Divide in the United States. Initiatives approved by U.S. Congress and signed by the Biden Administration late in 2021 established generous funding pools for state and local governments to invest in broadband infrastructure, devices, and digital literacy programs. Moreover, the Federal Communications …

Karnes County to release results of broadband engagement November 10, community invited to attend

Karnes County, Texas (November 2, 2022) – Karnes County will release the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and subsequent Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access and usage at a special meeting of Commissioners Court at the Karnes County Courthouse at 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 10. The public is invited to attend to learn more about …

Maverick County to launch technology plan following broadband engagement

Maverick County, Texas (October 12, 2022) – Maverick County is ready to put a Technology Action Plan into place following a broadband engagement convening conducted in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) and Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. Over the course of eight months, members of the Maverick County Broadband Committee, Methodist Healthcare Ministries and CN Texas …

Foard County releases results of broadband study, identifies affordability concerns

Foard County, Texas (October 10, 2022) – Foard County, in collaboration with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), has released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and subsequent Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access and usage. This countywide broadband engagement was graciously funded by The Priddy Foundation.  Earlier this year, Foard County asked residents, businesses, and institutions …

Kaufman County to launch technology plan aimed at increasing broadband adoption, reliability, and use

Kaufman County, Texas (September 29, 2022) – After months of data collection, Kaufman County, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), has released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and a subsequent Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access and use. This countywide broadband assessment was generously funded by The Meadows Foundation, a grantmaking foundation based …

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 …

FCC announces nearly $800 million for broadband through the rural digital opportunity fund

The following press release was by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday, August 31 To Date Over $6 Billion Authorized for Broadband Deployment in 47 States WASHINGTON, August 31, 2022—The Federal Communications Commission today announced that it is ready to authorize $791,604,299 through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to six providers to fund new broadband deployments to over 350,000 …

Ellis County seeks input from residents on local broadband engagement

Ellis County, Texas (August 30, 2022) – The Ellis County Broadband Committee, along with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), 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 internet needs and usage throughout the community. Respondents are asked to select the survey category or …

King County Broadband Committee invites community to attend August 25 broadband project kickoff event

King County, Texas (August 18, 2022) – The King County Broadband Committee, along with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), is inviting local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special kickoff event on Thursday, August 25, at 6 p.m. to discuss expanding and improving broadband access, adoption, and use throughout King County. Attendees will learn more about broadband access …

Red River County Broadband Committee invites community to attend August 18 broadband project kickoff event

Red River County, Texas (August 11, 2022) – The Red River County Broadband Committee, along with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), invites local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special kickoff event on Thursday, August 18, at 5 p.m. to discuss expanding and improving broadband access, adoption, and use throughout Red River County. Attendees will learn more about …