The growth of new technology and its impact on today’s society

Bowling Green, KY (June 8, 2021) – The final blog in this series looks at 2017 to the present. Although much progress has been made, we are still talking about a digital gap, and rural America is still trying to catch up. As of 2018, there were 3.9 billion internet users worldwide, but in 2020, 19 million Americans still lacked …

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 …

Technology throughout the 2000s

Bowling Green, KY (April 20, 2021) – The 2000s was an amazing decade for technology and forever established broadband as a necessity.  There were approximately 21 million broadband users worldwide, and the number continued to increase year over year as new users signed up and dial-up internet users were migrating over to broadband service.  The years 2000-2003 gave us camera phones, …