Kaufman County to launch technology plan aimed at increasing broadband adoption, reliability, and use

Kaufman County, Texas (September 29, 2022) – After months of data collection, Kaufman County, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), has released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and a subsequent Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access and use. This countywide broadband assessment was generously funded by The Meadows Foundation, a grantmaking foundation based …

Castro County residents invited to participate in new broadband survey

Castro County, Texas (September 28, 2022) – The Castro County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), have launched a local broadband engagement. The committee is asking residents to participate in a brief survey designed to assess the community’s internet needs and usage. This engagement is the first step toward improving broadband adoption and access throughout the …

Connected Nation launches Digital Literacy program in collaboration with AT&T

Program is bringing digital literacy workshops to communities to help advance digital skills and empowerment for families across the U.S Bowling Green, Kentucky (September 26, 2022) – Connected Nation (CN) announced the launch of a new Digital Literacy program in collaboration with AT&T. The program is part of AT&T’s national digital literacy initiative to help narrow the Digital Divide. The …

Hays County broadband survey provides insight, informs community’s technology plan

Hays County, Texas (September 19, 2022) –  Hays County announced plans to implement a communitywide Technology Action Plan following a broadband engagement survey conducted in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas). This project was funded by the St. David’s Foundation, a nonprofit based in Austin, Texas. The community initiative asked Hays County residents, businesses, and community institutions to complete …

The role of rural and urban libraries in closing the Digital Divide

Louisville, Kentucky (September 13, 2022) – Libraries across the county, like many other community organizations, were forced to shut their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic. But many people still depended on them for their day-to-day online resources. Jeanne Daily is the Co-Director of the Sidney Community Library located in Sidney, Illinois, population 1,321. She emphasized the critical need for public …

Cottle County launches broadband engagement, seeks input from community

Cottle County, Texas (September 6, 2022) – The Cottle County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), just launched a local broadband engagement. 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 usage. This …

FCC announces nearly $800 million for broadband through the rural digital opportunity fund

The following press release was by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday, August 31 To Date Over $6 Billion Authorized for Broadband Deployment in 47 States WASHINGTON, August 31, 2022—The Federal Communications Commission today announced that it is ready to authorize $791,604,299 through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to six providers to fund new broadband deployments to over 350,000 …

Connected Nation Communications Director named finalist in national 2022 PR News Platinum Awards

Bowling Green, Ky. (August 30, 2022) – Jessica Denson, Communications Director for national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN) has been named as a finalist in the 2022 Platinum Awards, PR News recently announced. CN is being honored in the category of PR Professional of the Year: In House. “I’m very excited to see Jessica and her team’s work recognized,” said Tom …

Ellis County seeks input from residents on local broadband engagement

Ellis County, Texas (August 30, 2022) – The Ellis County Broadband Committee, along with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), 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 internet needs and usage throughout the community. Respondents are asked to select the survey category or …

King County Broadband Committee invites community to attend August 25 broadband project kickoff event

King County, Texas (August 18, 2022) – The King County Broadband Committee, along with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), is inviting local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special kickoff event on Thursday, August 25, at 6 p.m. to discuss expanding and improving broadband access, adoption, and use throughout King County. Attendees will learn more about broadband access …