Don’t get mad about bad internet access in your community, get even.

If you’re a leader in your community, you’ve probably heard it all when it comes to internet problems. “My internet is too slow.” “Why do I only have one choice of internet providers.” “I’m tired of going to the fast-food place to help my kids do homework.” “Can you play this cat video for me?” Okay, that last one was …

Michigan schools to receive hotspots and free internet to help more than 4,000 students across the state

AT&T’s K-12 homework gap program is helping students nationwide participate in connected learning Lansing, Michigan (April 5, 2020) – As students and teachers cross the threshold into a full year of remote learning, AT&T and leading nonprofit Connected Nation are continuing to work to put the connectivity solutions vital to education into the hands of those who need it most. …

The pandemic’s impact on health care, broadband access and what it means for the future of telehealth

The April event is free to the public and will include an opportunity for Q&A with industry insiders and decision makers #CNtelehealth Virtual Event – (April 5, 2021) – The COVID-19 pandemic led to a sudden and unexpected surge in telehealth usage across the country. This forced both patients, providers, and policymakers to rethink when and how to use the …

Comcast and Muckleshoot Indian Tribe announce broadband expansion

Comcast and Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Invest Nearly $3 Million to Expand Broadband Service to 600 Homes in and around the Tribe’s Community Campus The following news release was issued by Comcast West Division on March 29, 2021 Auburn, Washington  – Comcast and Muckleshoot Indian Tribe today announced expanded broadband service to 600 homes and businesses located on tribal and non-tribal …

Women’s History Month: Let’s take a moment to step into the Internet Hall of Fame

Fort Campbell, KY (March 26, 2021) –Here you will find some of the most influential people in the world of broadband. Some are computer scientists, mathematicians or engineers, while many others are inventors, business leaders, and forward thinkers with dreams and a passion for technology. Today’s focus is inductee Elizabeth “Jake” Feinler, an American information scientist. She was the first …

Connecticut school districts are above the national average when it comes to school internet connectivity

49% of Connecticut school districts are at 1 Mbps per student    Hartford, Connecticut (March 24, 2021) – Connecticut school districts are doing better than much of the country when it comes to having the school internet connectivity needed for digital learning, according to data published by nonprofit Connected Nation through its Connect K-12 website. “In Connecticut, we have taken …

Connected Nation Texas’ State Program Director testifies before state lawmakers on bill to expand broadband services

State-level broadband best practices identified, shared with state House and Senate members Austin, Texas (March 24, 2021) – State Senators are considering a bipartisan bill “relating to the expansion of broadband services to certain areas.” Senate Bill 5 was joint-authored by Senators Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville), Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills), Charles Perry (R-Lubbock), and Royce West (D-Dallas). Members of the …

FCC announces new outreach to collect consumer broadband availability experiences

The following is a press release issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on March 22, 2021 Learn more about the agency’s broadband data collection efforts here. Seeks Input from Consumers to Share Stories About Disparities in Access to Broadband to Inform Broadband Data Collection WASHINGTON, March 22, 2021—The Federal Communications Commission today announced it will begin collecting first-hand accounts …

It’s time for even more women to take on tech

Bowling Green, Kentucky (March 22, 2021) – A trend emerges every year when Connected Nation’s staff marks Women’s History Month—stories emerge of women who have had a huge impact on technology that we use in our everyday lives.  From the world’s first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace, to the current CEO at YouTube and one of Google’s first employees, Susan Wojcicki, women have …

Summit to bring together health care and broadband experts to discuss changes to and future of telehealth

The April event is free to the public and will include an opportunity for Q&A with industry insiders and decision makers #CNtelehealth Lansing, MI. (March 18, 2021) – The COVID-19 pandemic led to a sudden and unexpected surge in telehealth usage across the country. This forced both patients, providers, and policymakers to rethink when and how to use the technology …