Hays County broadband engagement project to kick off March 7

Hays County, Texas (February 25, 2022) – The Hays County Broadband Committee, along with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), invites local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special event on Monday, March 7, at 3 p.m. to learn about the launch of a broadband engagement project designed to expand and improve broadband access, adoption, and use throughout the …

Knox County releases broadband survey results and Technology Action Plan

Knox County, Texas (February 25, 2022) – Knox County is ready to put a Technology Action Plan into place following a broadband engagement survey conducted in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas). The community initiative asked Knox County residents, businesses, and community institutions to complete surveys as part of the Connected Community Engagement Program, which empowers local leaders and …

Issue Media Group to Launch Rural Innovation eXchange

The following press release was issued by Issue Media Group on February 17, 2022. February 17, 2022 – Issue Media Group is excited to announce the company’s latest online media project – Rural Innovation eXchange (RIX). RIX will focus on the innovation, talent, entrepreneurship, social innovation and community development taking place in rural Michigan and feature the work of rural …

Black History Month Spotlight – Lora Williams’ heart for helping others is impacting the Hays County, Texas, community

Black History Month is a time to pause and celebrate the achievements of African Americans. When I sat down to look for a strong, impactful, and inspirational African American woman to spotlight in my blog, the choices were abundant. I found women in technology, medicine, engineering, public policy, and many more who are all breaking down walls and shattering glass …

Celebrating the role of Black churches in bridging the Digital Divide

Louisville, Kentucky (February 15, 2022) – February is Black History Month, and like many other nonprofits across the country, Connected Nation (CN) is seizing the opportunity to draw attention to the contributions of members of the Black community that are all too often overlooked. For CN, team members have focused on celebrating Black history makers who have contributed to technology …

How NTIA can best leverage its infrastructure bill programs to close the Digital Divide

Connected Nation makes recommendations to NTIA to maximize unprecedented federal investment in broadband expansion Washington, DC (February 9, 2022) – With the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)—also known as the “Infrastructure Bill”—last  November, Congress charged the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) with playing the leading role in closing America’s “Digital Divide” through partnerships with the …

How a unique partnership is closing the Digital Divide in Jersey City’s public housing developments – one resident at a time

And the federal program that’s amplifying the impact by lowering internet cost for families   Bowling Green, KY (February 4, 2022) – Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA), Mayor Steven M. Fulop, and New Jersey based internet service provider, Andrena, are leading the way to expand broadband access to public housing residents within Jersey City. The three have embarked on an …

How telehealth impacts the way mental health practioners approach treatment options

Louisville, Kentucky – Creative Family Counseling has a motto that guides its therapists’ work – “helping home be a happier place.” They are a group practice in Louisville, Kentucky and Prospect, Kentucky that specializes in helping turn homes of chaos into homes of happiness and healing. They are mostly marriage and family therapy, which is systemic therapy which means we …

Haskell County Broadband Committee urges local community to participate in survey about internet connectivity

Haskell County, Texas (January 14, 2022) – The Haskell County Broadband Committee wants to hear from you! Haskell County residents, business owners, ranchers, ag-producers, first responders, and local officials are invited to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess internet needs and uses throughout the county. You can answer in as many categories as apply to you. Survey data …

Expanding broadband in the Cowboy State

How Visionary Broadband is leading the way to connect all of Wyoming Gillette, Wyoming (December 16, 2021) – Have you ever referred to someone you don’t actually live near as your neighbor? If you grew up in a small, rural town, you probably have. In that kind of tightknit community, the owner of the shop down the street, the local …