Connected Nation Taking Its Mission of Digital Inclusion International

Bowling Green, Ky. (March 12, 2019) – Connected Nation is heading to New Zealand next week to  share best practices and programs for expanding broadband and accessing digital jobs, and improving digital literacy. Chris Pedersen who serves as the Vice President of Development and Planning for CN will  discuss closing the Digital Divide and how public-private partnerships can help communities. …

Zanesville to add fast ’net downtown

Published by The Columbus Dispatch on March 11, 2019 By Sheridan Hendrix  ZANESVILLE, OH. — When Jay Bennett returned to Zanesville in 2014 to take over as the city’s public-service director, he found an external hard drive sitting on his new desk. None of the office’s computers was connected to a shared network, so the hard drive was used to …

The System Critical in the Expansion of Broadband Infrastructure Across the Nation

Bowling Green, KY (March 11, 2019) – As the globe gets increasingly connected with broadband technology and more and more people realize the benefits that come with it, it seems apt to detail a key system helping to bring about that expansion.  It’s a system that works behind-the-scenes in many ways to drive decisions across essentially every industry where a geospatial, …

Celebrating the Women of Connected Nation: Gina Lindsey

The longtime executive assistant says a willingness ‘to learn new things’ is key Editor’s note: In honor of Women’s History Month, we are profiling the women at Connected Nation. From leadership roles to internship positions, these women are using their skills and experiences at every level of the organization to fulfill our mission to expand broadband access, adoption, and use …

$1.25 million earmarked for broadband, library, park

Published by The Indiana Gazette on February 28, 2019 One day, youngsters in the farthest, most remote corners of Indiana County will log onto the internet from their own homes and, at the same lightning-fast speeds already enjoyed for years by internet users in Indiana, do their research on state Sen. Don White’s service to the 41st District. White’s efforts, …

Smith Presses Perdue on Rural Health, Broadband, Dairy

Published by Minnesota Ag Connection on March 1, 2019 U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) told U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that improvements to the dairy program and to rural health care–passed as part of last year’s bipartisan Farm Bill–should be implemented as soon as possible to help get the farm and rural economy back on its feet. On Thursday, Smith–in …

Recapping Black History Month

Bowling Green, KY. (February 27, 2019) – As Black History Month comes to a close, Connected Nation wants to emphasize the hard work African Americans have carried out to help advance technology. African Americans have done and continue to do incredible things in technology – including working to close the Digital Divide for communities of color. Here are just a few examples: …

Midwest states show progress in rural connectivity

Published by Forum News Service on February 27, 2019 By Jenny Schlecht Precision agriculture experts talk about a lot of possibilities for technology in agriculture. Things such as sensors for irrigation and plant health could help farmers keep on top of their crops and stretch their resources. But in many places, implementing such technologies will take something farmers have no …

Rural Broadband Funding Could Connect More Ohio Valley Communities To High-Speed Internet

Published by Ohio Valley ReSource on February 27, 2019 By Liam Niemeyer Vivian Livingood is the mayor of Gilbert, a southern West Virginia town of under 500 people that has struggled for years without reliable internet. Livingood said that hampers Gilbert’s tourism, businesses and schools. “We get kicked off the internet here every two minutes, and that’s if we can …