Newton County committee needs your input on work to improve high-speed internet access and use across county

Newton County, Texas (January 22, 2021) – The Newton County Broadband Committee just launched its work to develop a county-specific Technology Action Plan. The committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), is looking at both immediate and long-term solutions for improving high-speed internet access, adoption, and use across the county.    “The importance of having reliable internet access …

Connected Nation names Vice President of Digital Inclusion to lead national push for digital equity

Surge in demand for high-speed internet access leaves families, kids, senior citizens, veterans on wrong side of Digital Divide Bowling Green, Ky. (January 5, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN), a national nonprofit working to close the Digital Divide, is taking action to more effectively respond to the increased need for digital equity across the country by naming Heather Gate as …

Getting Started With Telemedicine – Virtual Appointments

Lexington, Ky (October 9, 2020) – Telemedicine is transforming how we interact with our doctors. You now have access to medical care from the comfort of your home using virtual or online consultations. Using your phone, tablet or a computer, your doctor can answer questions, evaluate your symptoms, follow up on an in-person visit, and provide a diagnosis or support. …

Why Communicators Should Advocate for Digital Inclusion

Louisville, KY (October 5, 2020) – I am convinced that Digital Inclusion is something anyone in the communications industry should understand and work toward.  It is, at its very core, part of why good communication practices matter — whether you’re in journalism, public relations, marketing, telecommunications, or other parts of the industry.  The NDIA defines Digital Inclusion as activities “to ensure that …

The Efforts to Close the Digital Divide for North Texas Students

The following story was published by NBC 5 in Dallas, Texas on July 30, 2020. The pandemic has pushed us further into the digital world. But not everyone was ready for it. When the shutdown began, Dr. Rebecca Good, superintendent of Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy, said nearly all of her 1,800 students needed computers. “Most of our parents are low …

How Simple, Effective Partnerships are Connecting Rural Michiganders to the Internet

And it’s something every area could do by Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Hancock, MI (May 21, 2020) – Michigan’s Copper Country sits at the uppermost part of the Upper Peninsula. It’s, simply put, as far north as you can drive in Michigan. For more than a century, the area was the world’s greatest producer of copper— earning it its …

New Bi-partisan Grant Program Seeks to Make NC ‘first in digital inclusion’ by 2022

The following article was published in WRAL TechWire on February 10, 2020 RALEIGH — By 2020, every county in North Carolina will have a digital inclusion plan. That’s the goal of a new grant program, Building a New Digital Economy in NC (BAND-NC), rolled out by NC State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) today. BAND-NC, which  launched with initial support from Roanoke …

Connected Nation Cares: A Veterans Day Tribute

Bowling Green, KY (November 11, 2019) –Today we celebrate Veterans Day. At Connected Nation, we support all who have bravely served our country. CN supports veterans and current military members through one-of-a-kind job-creation programs developed specifically to meet the growing demand for online and digitally trained workers. Last fall, Connected Nation launched its Digital Works program in Fort Knox, Kentucky, to focus …

Girls Rule in a National Stem Competition by Taking Top Five Positions

Happy National STEM/STEAM Day Bowling Green, KY. (November 8, 2019) – National STEM/STEAM Day is November 8, a day that encourages us to recognize the skills and tools children need to succeed in this world of science and technology. The importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines first began to gain national attention in the early 21st century, …