Georgia Representative Introduces Legislation to Expand Broadband Access in Rural and Low-Income Communities

The following press release was issued on Rep. Doug Collins website on November 14, 2019.  WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) reintroduced the Gigabit Opportunity (GO) Act (H.R. 5082) to encourage broadband development in economically disadvantaged communities. “High-speed internet access has become a prerequisite for economic growth in America, yet many of our neighbors struggle to gain reliable access to broadband,” said Collins. “By …

Report: Texas Home To More Rural Students Than Any Other State

The following report was published by Texas Public Radio on November 7, 2019 by Camille Phillips  While Texas is responsible for educating more rural students than any other state in the country — nearly 700,000 — it’s not doing as much for those students as most other states in two key areas. That’s according to a new report from the Rural Schools and …

The Changing Classroom in Utah: Why Digital Teaching Matters

“I think learning is not just on the campus anymore, but it’s everywhere the student goes.” by Jessica Denson, Communications Director Connected Nation Beaver, UT (November 5, 2019) – David Long, Superintendent of Beaver County Schools, remembers clearly the moment he realized just how powerful a tool technology could be for student learning. “I was working at Logan County School …

USDA Invests $3.8 Million in Rural Broadband for Virginia Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Published by USDA on November 4, 2019 LAWRENCEVILLE, Va., Nov. 4, 2019 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested nearly $3.8 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for more than 1,250 rural households in Virginia. This is one of …

Support Our Farmers by Expanding Broadband Now

Published by Farm and Dairy on October 24, 2019 By Tom Ferree THIS IS THE THIRD OF A THREE-PART SERIES ON THE ISSUE OF RURAL BROADBAND ACCESS Bowling Green, KY (October 25, 2019) – Farmers and ranchers tackle one of the most difficult jobs in our country — and by doing so they’re providing for families across America. But here’s something to …

FCC Authorizes Nearly $62 Million in Funding for Rural Broadband

The following press release was issued on October 10, 2019 by the FCC on its website. WASHINGTON —The Federal Communications Commission today authorized over $61.8 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to nearly 22,000 unserved rural homes and businesses in 14 states, representing the sixth wave of support from last year’s successful Connect America Fund Phase II …

Connected Nation’s Director of Digital Inclusion Named to FCC Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

Washington, DC (October 17, 2019) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced in June that the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE) would be re-chartered. For the second time, Heather Gate, Director of Digital Inclusion, Connected Nation, has just been named to serve on the committee. “I was happy to learn that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai decided to …

Farm Bureau focused on boosting high-speed internet access for Nebraska

The following was published in the North Platte Telegraph on October 16, 2019 LINCOLN — Ensuring all Nebraskans can access reliable, high-speed internet service is the focal point of Nebraska Farm Bureau’s engagement with the Nebraska Rural Broadband Task Force. As the task force nears a November deadline for making recommendations to the Legislature on how to improve broadband service …

Study Reveals Ramifications of Limited Rural Broadband Service on American Farmers

The following release and study were published this week by the United Soybean Board. Click here to read the original post.  ST. LOUIS (October 9, 2019) — A new study commissioned by the United Soybean Board (USB) reveals the lack of access to broadband in rural areas takes a significant toll on American farmers and the economy. According to “Rural Broadband …