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 …

Haskell County prepares for community-wide broadband survey efforts

Haskell County, Texas (October 8, 2021) – The Haskell County Broadband Committee invites local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special kickoff event on Monday, October 18th to discuss expanding and improving broadband access, adoption, and use throughout the county. Attendees will learn more about broadband access in Haskell County, the Connected Communities program at Connected Nation Texas …

Panelists announced for national conversation on the Digital Divide, free event to broadcast live from 3 US cities

20 years | 3 US cities | 1-of-a-kind event   Bowling Green, Ky. (October 7, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN) is marking 20 years of service in 2021 by hosting “A national conversation on the Digital Divide.” This one-of-a-kind, live event will take placeWednesday, November 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (eastern). Registration is free at cn20.org. Panelists will …

Talent is Queen: Connected Nation’s Vice President of GeoAnalytics named a Forty Under 40

Louisville, Ky. (September 28, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN) is excited to announce that Ashley Hitt, Vice President, GeoAnalytics was named among Louisville Business First’s Forty Under 40 for 2021. This year’s theme for the honors was centered on building talent and highlighting special or hidden talents of the Class of 2021—fitting as CN believes Hitt’s talent rests on being …

20 years of connecting the nation: a national conversation on the Digital Divide

Bowling Green, Ky. (September 21, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN) is marking 20 years of service in 2021 by hosting a one-of-a-kind, live event that will air nationally from three US cities on Wednesday, November 17 from 11am to 3pm (eastern). Registration for the live event is free at cn20.org. “We have been focused on closing the Digital Divide for …

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 …

Eaton County Broadband Communication Council launches work to improve countywide internet access, speeds

Eaton County, Michigan (September 1, 2021) – The Eaton County Broadband Communication Council just launched a new effort to expand and improve high-speed internet access across Eaton County. A kickoff summit was held today in the Board of Commissioners Room at the Eaton County Courthouse, with attendees representing a wide range of local government, economic development, business, education, and other …

Consumer Advisory: FCC warns public of emergency broadband program imposter website

Website Falsely Offers Enrollment in the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit and Collects Consumers’ Personal Information The following release was issued by the Federal Communications Commission on August 27, 2021 WASHINGTON, August 27, 2021—The FCC recently became aware of a website purportedly run by “WiFi Freedom USA” that mimics the legitimate Emergency Broadband Benefit enrollment site, GetEmergencyBroadband.org. This website falsely claimed …

Use Your Internet Connection to Take Care of Yourself This Month

Bowling Green, KY (August 26, 2021) – August is National Wellness Month — a time to focus on self-care, managing stress, and developing healthy routines. We’re all facing a slew of stressors this time of the year: kids’ school routines are changing; seasonal changes mean decreasing sunlight that can trigger changes in dopamine and serotonin (two chemicals that have been …

Heading back to school: How technology will continue to play a primary role this school year

Nashville, TN (August 19, 2021) – Over the past decade, technology use has increased to become a prominent part of our everyday lives. We use it to connect with friends and family, pay our bills, and even work from home. Then the coronavirus hit, and suddenly we were dependent on technology to keep our regular lives going.  Many industries took …