Nacogdoches County releases broadband survey results, shares plan to expand and improve internet access

95.6% of households want improved or more options for service Nacogdoches County, Texas (December 15, 2021) – Slow speeds and unreliable connections are the top reasons Nacogdoches County residents and businesses are dissatisfied with their current internet service. That’s according to countywide survey results just released by the Nacogdoches County Broadband Committee in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas). …

Governor Abbott Appoints Harris and Cruz to Broadband Development Office Board of Advisors

The following press release was published by Governor Abbott’s Office on December 9, 2021. AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jennifer Harris and Adriana Cruz to the Broadband Office Board of Advisors for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. The council was created by the 87th Legislature in 2021 and is situated within the Office of the …

Community action plan released for Lampasas and San Saba counties

Lampasas County and San Saba County, Texas (November 29, 2021) – A Technology Action Plan developed by Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) has been presented to both Lampasas and San Saba counties following a broadband survey. Residents took part in a survey designed to determine the availability of internet infrastructure; how they are adopting and using broadband services; and what …

Caldwell County working to connect community with better internet coverage

Caldwell County, Texas (November 19, 2021) – A broadband Technology Action Plan is ready to be considered by Caldwell County Commissioners following a presentation from Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) on October 11th and November 8th to the Commissioners’ Court.  Caldwell County is located just 30 minutes south of Austin, yet the community lacks access to adequate broadband as determined …

RFD-TV and American Farm Bureau team up to host live, expert panels during national conversation on Digital Divide

Washington, DC will be one of three live locations across the country Washington, DC (November 12, 2021) – RFD-TV, a national rural affairs network, will host expert panelists at its American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) studio location during a “national conversation on the Digital Divide.” This  free event, produced by national nonprofit Connected Nation, will take place across the country …

Community survey data helps drive broadband expansion in Jack County

Jack County, Texas (November 4, 2021) – Jack County recently conducted a survey to evaluate the community’s broadband access, adoption, and use rates. In partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), the survey ran from April 2021 through July 2021. In total, the community collected surveys from eight different community sectors including responses from 287 households, 34 businesses, and three …

New data shows the top factor for choosing a home broadband provider is NOT cost

Rural Texas (November 1, 2021) – If you were to guess why people chose a particular Internet Service Provider (ISP) over another, you’d likely land on price. But recent Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) research says otherwise. “We took data gathered from 4,410 households across multiple rural Texas communities in 2020 that reported having at least two choices for home …

DeWitt and Lavaca counties’ Technology Action Plan prepares communities for broadband improvement

DeWitt and Lavaca Counties, Texas (November 1, 2021) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) has partnered with DeWitt and Lavaca counties to address the broadband needs in the region. The counties, located two hours east of San Antonio, collected survey responses from 505 households in DeWitt County and 725 residential responses from Lavaca County. CN Texas and community leaders conducted …

Wichita County launching county-wide broadband engagement

Wichita County, Texas (October 29, 2021) – The Wichita County Broadband Committee invites local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special kickoff event on Thursday, November 4th at 7:00pm to discuss expanding and improving broadband access, adoption, and use throughout the county. Attendees will learn more about broadband access in Wichita County, the Connected Communities program at Connected …

Scholastic achievement, economic development, and emergency preparedness the focus of Fisher County’s Technology Action Plan

Fisher County, Texas (October 28, 2021) – Named for Samuel Rhoads Fisher, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, Fisher County boasts a population of nearly 3,700 people. This year, Fisher County worked with Connected Nation Texas on a community broadband engagement designed to determine the community’s internet access, adoption, and use rates. After reviewing the data, the broadband …