Connected Nation celebrates National Library Week

The American Library Association is celebrating National Library Week April 3 – 9. According to their website, the theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers, and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas, and classes—in addition …

Kaufman County to launch countywide broadband engagement April 6

Residents, businesses, health care organizations, schools, and others in community are asked to share details about their internet access, cost, and use Kaufman County, Texas (March 30, 2022) – The Kaufman County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), invites local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special kickoff event on Wednesday, April 6, at …

FCC Announces $313 Million For Broadand Through The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund As Work Continues To Strengthen The Program

The following press release was issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday, March 25 Funding to Support Broadband Deployments to Over 130,000 Locations in 19 States WASHINGTON, March 25, 2022—The Federal Communications Commission today announced that it is ready to authorize more than $313 million through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to fund new broadband deployments in 19 …

Save the date on March 22 for a broadband kickoff event in Foard County

Foard County, Texas (March 15, 2022) – The Foard County Broadband Committee is inviting local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special kickoff event on Tuesday, March 22, at 6 p.m. to discuss expanding and improving broadband access, adoption, and use throughout the community. Attendees will learn more about broadband access in Foard County, as well as the …

Connected Nation CEO Tom Ferree responds to President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union Address

Washington, DC (March 1, 2022) – Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO, Connected Nation, issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union Address: “Tonight, President Biden outlined his administration’s ambitious goal to make broadband access available and affordable to every home in America.  For more than two decades, our organization has been singularly focused on …

Governor Whitmer & Lt. Governor Gilchrist Announce Planning Project to Connect Michiganders to High-Speed Internet

The following press release was issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office on Monday, February 28, 2022 LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II today announced that the state of Michigan has partnered with Connected Nation Michigan to lead the Broadband Infrastructure Audit and Validation project over the next six months. This project will utilize $5.2 million …

Hays County broadband engagement project to kick off March 7

Hays County, Texas (February 25, 2022) – The Hays County Broadband Committee, along with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), invites local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special event on Monday, March 7, at 3 p.m. to learn about the launch of a broadband engagement project designed to expand and improve broadband access, adoption, and use throughout the …

Knox County releases broadband survey results and Technology Action Plan

Knox County, Texas (February 25, 2022) – Knox County is ready to put a Technology Action Plan into place following a broadband engagement survey conducted in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas). The community initiative asked Knox County residents, businesses, and community institutions to complete surveys as part of the Connected Community Engagement Program, which empowers local leaders and …

Connected Nation Texas releases final county-by-county data on internet speeds, coverage areas for entire state

More than 575,000 Texas households don’t have speeds necessary for modern technology, accessing critical internet resources Austin, Texas (February 2, 2022) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) has published the fifth — and final — scheduled update to its statewide broadband coverage maps. This release includes four maps detailing the various internet speeds available in each of the 254 counties …

How telehealth impacts the way mental health practioners approach treatment options

Louisville, Kentucky – Creative Family Counseling has a motto that guides its therapists’ work – “helping home be a happier place.” They are a group practice in Louisville, Kentucky and Prospect, Kentucky that specializes in helping turn homes of chaos into homes of happiness and healing. They are mostly marriage and family therapy, which is systemic therapy which means we …