Recapping Black History Month

Bowling Green, KY. (February 27, 2019) – As Black History Month comes to a close, Connected Nation wants to emphasize the hard work African Americans have carried out to help advance technology. African Americans have done and continue to do incredible things in technology – including working to close the Digital Divide for communities of color. Here are just a few examples: …

Midwest states show progress in rural connectivity

Published by Forum News Service on February 27, 2019 By Jenny Schlecht Precision agriculture experts talk about a lot of possibilities for technology in agriculture. Things such as sensors for irrigation and plant health could help farmers keep on top of their crops and stretch their resources. But in many places, implementing such technologies will take something farmers have no …

Rural Broadband Funding Could Connect More Ohio Valley Communities To High-Speed Internet

Published by Ohio Valley ReSource on February 27, 2019 By Liam Niemeyer Vivian Livingood is the mayor of Gilbert, a southern West Virginia town of under 500 people that has struggled for years without reliable internet. Livingood said that hampers Gilbert’s tourism, businesses and schools. “We get kicked off the internet here every two minutes, and that’s if we can …

Rural Infrastructure

Published by Progressive Farmer on February 25, 2019  By Emily Unglesbee In with the new, onward with the old — that is the unique challenge facing rural America’s infrastructure needs. On the one hand, rural citizens and agricultural communities are suffering for lack of reliable, high-speed internet that they need to compete and survive economically. On the other hand, much …

Want to close America’s rural-urban divide? Digital infrastructure is the key.

Published by The Washington Post on February 20, 2019 By Jam Spectar  In his State of the Union speech earlier this month, President Trump touched briefly on an area where he and Democrats could easily make common cause for the sake of the country: infrastructure. Yet by skipping over the details he missed an important opportunity to connect his rhetoric …

Indiana Gov. Holcomb gives rural broadband a $100 million boost

Published by StateScoop on February 22, 2019 by Colin Wood  Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Friday a $100 million project to improve broadband access for the state’s rural residents. The initiative, which is being branded as Next Level Broadband program, is part of a broader $1 billion infrastructure initiative announced by the governor’s office in September. The $100 million dedication …

Dept. of Interior Launches New Effort to Facilitate Broadband Development in Rural America

The following is a press release published by the Department of the Interior (DOI) on February 13, 2019 Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov WASHINGTON –In response to President Trump’s strategy to enhance broadband access in rural America, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) launched a new effort today designed to increase broadband internet access on federally-managed lands. The report and accompanying website provide information …