Kentucky’s Governor announces 15-stop Better Internet Initiative Listening Tour

Community input will help guide investments to expand high-speed internet across the state The following release was issued by the Kentucky governor’s office on Feb. 2, 2023. FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 2, 2023) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state will host a 14-stop listening tour beginning Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Hopkinsville as part of the ongoing Better Internet Initiative. “Access to …

Connected Nation, network interconnection pioneer Hunter Newby form joint venture to build, operate Internet Exchange Points in 125+ regional hub communities across America

JV aims to ‘democratize’ network interconnection, establish carrier-neutral IXP facilities in unserved markets—including the 14 states that lack them Fort Lauderdale, Florida (January 30, 2023) – At the Metro Connect 2023 event in South Florida today, national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN) announced that it has formed a 50/50 joint venture (JV) with network interconnection pioneer Hunter Newby to pursue the …

Broadband assessment to kick off in Young County, community invited to take survey beginning January 30

Young County, Texas (January 30, 2022) – The Young County Broadband Committee, in collaboration with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), today announced the launch of a broadband assessment. The committee is asking residents, business owners, ranchers, agriculture producers, first responders, community institutions, and health care officials to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess the community’s internet needs and …

Broadband assessment coming to Archer County, residents invited to take survey beginning January 30

Archer County, Texas (January 30, 2022) – The Archer County Broadband Committee, in collaboration with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), today announced the launch of a broadband assessment beginning January 30. The committee is asking residents, business owners, ranchers, agriculture producers, first responders, community institutions, and health care officials to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess the community’s …

Expanding digital literacy throughout the Lone Star State

Longview, Texas (January 24, 2023) – Digital literacy is an essential competency in today’s digital world. We use computers on a daily basis to pay bills, communicate with loved ones, go to school, stream our favorite shows, and much more. But some Americans lack the digital literacy skills they need to get the most out of technology. What is digital …

Baylor County to launch broadband engagement January 23, seeks input from community

Baylor County, Texas (January 23, 2023) – The Baylor County Broadband Committee, in collaboration with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), is announcing the launch of a broadband engagement beginning January 23. The committee is asking residents, business owners, educational leaders, agriculture producers, first responders, community institutions, and health care officials to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess the …

Ellis County releases results of broadband survey – recommendations include securing internet access for entire county

Ellis County, Texas (January 18, 2023) – Ellis County, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), has released the results of a broadband assessment survey that demonstrate a community with higher-than-average internet speeds, adoption rates, device ownership, and digital literacy skills. The results were used to develop a Technology Action Plan for the county. Of the 67.3% of respondents …

Project Patriot Hope: Connected Nation gives back

Fort Campbell, Kentucky (January 11, 2023) – Connected Nation organizes fundraising events annually during the holiday season.  This year the team selected the Fort Campbell area non-profit organization YAIPak (You Are Important) Outreach as the recipient.   The funds raised were used to purchase items needed for the #ProjectPatriotHope initiative that supports unhoused veterans as they transition into a home. …

A year of living on the edge: looking over the precipice of the Digital Divide and seeing great change ahead

by Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Louisville, Ky (December 13, 2022) – It’s been a year of “living on the edge” for millions of Americans trying to bridge the Digital Divide. If you saw the emails I receive weekly, sometimes daily, as the Communications Director for Connected Nation, from moms and dads, teachers, ranchers, rural residents, and others, you’d understand …

Red River County releases results of broadband survey – puts plan in place to increase internet access and develop vibrant telehealth network

Red River County, Texas (December 6, 2022) – Red River County has released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and subsequent Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access and usage in the county. The broadband engagement is part of the Connected Community Engagement Program administered through Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) and funded by Superior HealthPlan. The …