How Being a Voice for Digital Inclusion Empowers Yourself and Others

Louisville, Ky (October 9, 2020) – As we near the end of Digital Inclusion Week, 2020, I hope that your experience over these last several days has resulted in a very personal sense of inspiration and motivation.  Whether you are coming to this topic as a veteran in the fight against the Digital Divide, or as a newcomer seeking to increase …

What a Texas School District Can Teach the Nation About Connecting and Educating a Generation of Kids

“Internet access is no longer a luxury. It’s something that every kid should be provided with.”       By Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Lockhart, TX (September 24, 2020) – Mark Estrada, superintendent of Lockhart Independent School District, says the first day of in-person classes went pretty well considering the COVID-19 pandemic — with about 45 percent of students inside the …

Health Care From Anywhere: Telehealth Before, During, and After the Pandemic

Lansing, MI. (August 10, 2020) – Connected Nation (CN), through its state program Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan), is hosting a series of free webinars focused on telehealth usage and advances for patients and doctors, and how the technology is impacting the health care industry as a whole.  Since the coronavirus outbreak, the need for telehealth and telemedicine has grown tremendously. …

How Connected is Texas? Updated Broadband Coverage Maps Give New Insights

Enhanced Maps for Every Texas County Include More Resident Feedback, Provider Data Austin, TX (August 4, 2020) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) just released new broadband (high-speed internet) coverage maps that provide updated details on internet speeds and coverage for all 254 counties across the Lone Star State. The maps now include additional input from residents, businesses, and communities, as well …

How Connected Nation Texas Is Working to Keep Rural Communities Online

Austin, TX (July 22, 2020) – The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for Texans, but it has also opened the dialogue for a historic expansion of broadband service across the state. This crisis has made the need for statewide adoption more critical than ever, more urgent than ever, more visible than ever, more beneficial than ever, and therefore more …

Healthcare From Anywhere: Understanding Telehealth Innovations During the Pandemic

Lansing, MI. (July 13, 2020) – Connected Nation (CN), through its state program Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan), is hosting a series of free webinars focused on telehealth usage and advances for patients and doctors and how the technology is impacting the healthcare industry as a whole. “The coronavirus pandemic has made telehealth a necessity and household term. As a …

How the Ohio County Economic Development Alliance is Helping Residents Find Work Amid COVID-19 Closures

Hartford, Ky. (June 04, 2020) – The Ohio County Economic Development Alliance (OCEDA) is celebrating the completion of its first all virtual Digital Works class. The program provides technology training and job placement assistance for online teleworking jobs—a critical part of workforce development. “We understand that families and individuals in Ohio County are looking for new opportunities,” said Jodi Ashby, Executive …

How The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Impacted Today’s College Students

Bowling Green, Ky (May 8, 2020) – Communities, organizations, and businesses around the world have had to change the way they operate due to the coronavirus outbreak. One system that has changed drastically is higher education. Colleges and universities across the U.S. have closed their doors and switched to remote learning to stop the spread of COVID-19.  According to CNBC, over …

Improving Your Home’s Internet Security During COVID-19 and Beyond

Many of us are working from  home, children are taking classes online, and with “social distancing” being enforced we’re all trying to connect in some way to those we know and love. But with that – there are increased risks. In our latest edition of the Connected Nation podcast, we talk with cybersecurity expert Connie Matthews about simple steps you …

COVID-19 Response Plans for Connecting More Residents, Businesses at the State and Community Level

Bowling Green, Ky. (April 21, 2020) – Connected Nation (CN) is providing a new resource for state and community leaders that will help them identify immediate and simple solutions for connecting more residents and businesses during COVID-19 quarantines. “When local and state leaders began to implement shut down and ‘social distancing’ orders now nearly a month ago, we responded by …