Tuscola County to benefit from $14.6M in federal funding toward the expansion of broadband access

Tuscola County, Michigan (July 26, 2021) – Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan) has been working with Tuscola County leaders to plan for and expand high-speed internet throughout the county. An action plan was developed following a county-wide broadband survey in which responses were gathered from 663 residents, 24 businesses and other local organizations.  Surveys were completed between February 2021 and …

Nacogdoches County launches work to develop countywide plan for expanding internet access, improving speeds

Nacogdoches County, Texas (July 20, 2021) – The Nacogdoches County Broadband Committee has officially launched work to develop a technology action plan to expand and improve broadband (high-speed internet) access across the county. The kickoff celebration was held last night at the Nacogdoches Civic Center. The committee, working in partnership with Connected Nation Texas, is asking every resident, business, community …

Connected Nation applauds San Augustine, Texas’ resolution to become a “Broadband City”

San Augustine, Texas (July 7, 2021) – It takes a village, but in this case, it took a city. Recently, the San Augustine City Council learned the findings of a city and countywide broadband survey presented by Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas). These findings led the Council to act quickly by passing a resolution to become a Broadband City.  “I …

FCC announces release of regional Emergency Broadband Benefit program data

Heading into Week 7 of EBB Program, FCC Shares Additional Enrollment Data, Continues Program Outreach The following was a press release issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on June 29, 2021 WASHINGTON, June 29, 2021—FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced today the agency will begin releasing more detailed Emergency Broadband Benefit enrollment figures to inform its current awareness efforts and empower …

Wharton County’s Technology Action Plan Presented at Joint Meeting

Wharton County, Texas (June 24, 2021) – Connected Nation Texas’ Technology Action Plan developed for Wharton County, was presented during a Wharton County Special Joint Meeting on Monday, June 21st. The meeting included members of the City Council, County Judge Spenrath, School Board Trustees, County Commissioners and El Campo Executive Director Carolyn Gibson in addition to other Community Champions. The …

Huron County Broadband Committee releases survey findings and actions for improving internet access, speeds

More than 770 surveys completed across countyreflect the need for expanded broadband service  Huron County, Michigan (June 23, 2021) – The Huron County Broadband Committee has released its key broadband survey findings and upcoming actions for improving broadband (high-speed internet) access and speeds across the county. The Committee, working in partnership with Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan), collected data from …

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive to Expand High-Speed Internet Access For Michiganders

Creation of Michigan High-Speed Internet Office will bring high-speed internet access to more residents,  homes, and small businesses across the state  The following press release was issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office on June 2, 2021 LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today issued Executive Directive 2021-02 to help bridge the digital divide by establishing the Michigan High-Speed Internet Office (MIHI) to make high-speed internet more affordable and accessible. With high-speed internet becoming …

How the growing demand of high-speed internet impacted the early 2010’s

Bowling Green, KY (May 25, 2021) – By 2015, high-speed internet used in the home was down to 2012 levels. The reason: smart phones! More people were using their phones exclusively. Average download speeds tripled between 2011 and 2014, according to the FCC, increasing from 10 Mbps to 31 Mbps. The internet was getting faster and more reliable, pushing traditional industries …

Life is better with broadband®

Bowling Green, KY (May 4, 2021) – Connected Nation has been working diligently for more than two decades in the communities that we serve to ensure connectivity thorough access, adoption, and use of high-speed internet. In the early days, CN staff would educate federal, state, and local leaders about the benefits of broadband. This was, more often than not, a …

Statement from Connected Nation Chairman & CEO Thomas W. Ferree on President Biden’s Address to Congress

Washington, DC. (April 29, 2021) – Thomas W. Ferree, Chairman & CEO of Connected Nation, released the following statement regarding President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress last night: “We were heartened to hear President Biden reiterate his commitment to seeking $100 billion in his infrastructure plan to ensure that every American has access to robust broadband, …