How to improve internet connectivity and speeds across New Mexico and in your community

Santa Fe, New Mexico (October 26, 2021) – New Mexico’s Department of Information Technology recently approved a list of consultants through a competitive bidding process to help local communities and statewide entities tackle the need for expanding internet access and improving speeds—including Connected Nation.  “We have more than 20 years of experience in the broadband space,” said Chris Pedersen, Executive …

Lt. Gov. Coleman Announces Cumberland Valley Electric as New Partner in High-Speed Internet Expansion

The following was issued by the Office of Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman, Commonwealth of Kentucky on October 25, 2021 GRAY, Ky. (Oct. 25, 2021) – Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman joined local leaders and Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) to celebrate a $50,000 grant dedicated to welcoming Kentucky’s electric co-ops into the state’s last mile of high-speed internet expansion efforts. The funding …

Harrison County is looking ahead with new broadband data

Harrison County, Texas (October 20, 2021) – Harrison County, located in northeast Texas along the Louisiana border, is putting a plan into place to expand broadband within the county. A Technology Action Plan has been developed by Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), following a county-wide study conducted between November 2020 and June 2021.  The purpose of the study was to …

Tyler County develops plan to improve broadband connectivity

Tyler County, Texas (October 13, 2021) – After months of collecting broadband data in Tyler County, leaders agree that residents need better access to the internet. Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) conducted a survey between February 2021 and May 2021 to determine the community’s access, adoption, and use of the internet. In total, the study collected responses from 401 households …

Reflections on Digital Inclusion Week 2021 by Connected Nation’s VP of Digital Inclusion

It’s ok to have a new normal! Lexington, KY (October 8, 2021) – What a great week! This year marked the sixth year of celebrating National Digital Inclusion Week. In case you missed it go to #DIW2021 or #DIW21 on Twitter to see all the great organizations, communities and digital inclusion practitioners that are working to empower vulnerable communities and …

Shackelford and Throckmorton counties’ survey data set them up for broadband success

Throckmorton and Shackelford Counties, Texas (September 27, 2021) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) recently visited the rolling plains of north central West Texas in Shackelford and Throckmorton counties to present a Technology Action Plan. The plan was developed from data collected during a survey of both counties conducted between February 2021 and May 2021. Both counties conducted comprehensive surveys …

Refugio County’s focus will be on increased digital literacy skills

Refugio County, Texas (September 21, 2021) – Located in Southeast Texas, and only an hour from Corpus Christi, Refugio County is ready for a plan to expand their broadband access. After months of collecting data, Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) presented a broadband executive summary and action plan developed for Refugio County. A broadband survey was conducted between January 2021 …

Wharton County and Connected Nation Texas – a partnership for broadband success

Wharton County, Texas (September 20, 2021) – Recently, Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) presented the technology action plan developed for Wharton County. Between November 2019 and February 2021, CN Texas conducted a broadband survey to determine the availability of internet infrastructure; how its residents are adopting and using broadband services; and what steps would have the greatest impact toward improving …

Houston County seeks solutions to broadband access, adoption, and use

Houston County, Texas (September 17, 2021) – Located 2 hours north of Houston, Texas, Houston County is getting ready to implement the Technology Action Plan developed for them by Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas). A broadband survey, which collected responses from 391 residential households, was conducted between January 2021 and May 2021. The purpose of the survey was to determine …

Small change, big impact: Connected Nation program helping communities expand internet access gets refresh

Connected Community Engagement Program rebrands to better reflect work to improve connectivity across the country Bowling Green, Kentucky (September 14, 2021) – A lot has changed in the last year but from change comes opportunity–for the Connected Community Engagement Program (Connected) that means rebranding to more accurately reflect how the program helps communities, counties, and states. Connected is a Connected …