Second time around: Getting Native American students better connected

New York City (October 26, 2021) – The Digital Divide has become a growing issue over the past several years. It’s certainly a hurdle Andrew Heinrich faced when it came to getting students his organization serves connected—especially on Native American reservations. Heinrich is the founder and president of Project Rousseau, a nonprofit based in New York City that works with …

Donley and Wheeler counties – two counties working toward the same broadband goals

Donley County and Wheeler County, Texas (October 22, 2021) – A technology action plan developed by Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) has been presented to both Donley and Wheeler counties following a broadband survey. From August 2020 to May 2021, 137 households in Donley County and 218 households in Wheeler County took part in a survey to determine the availability …

Plans are underway to expand broadband access in Hardeman County

Hardeman County, Texas (October 15, 2021) – The Hardeman County Broadband Committee is ready to expand broadband access in the county and is planning a kickoff meeting to get the project started. Plans to develop a Technology Action Plan will begin with a community-wide broadband survey which captures feedback from residents, businesses, and organizations throughout Hardeman County.  The Broadband Committee …

Eaton County Broadband Communication Council urges local residents and businesses to take survey on internet connectivity

Eaton County, Michigan (September 30, 2021) – On September 1, the Eaton County Broadband Communication Council launched a new effort to expand and improve high-speed internet access across the county. As part of this initiative the Eaton County community was invited to participate in a 10-minute survey to help assess internet connectivity and use throughout the county. Residents and businesses …

Talent is Queen: Connected Nation’s Vice President of GeoAnalytics named a Forty Under 40

Louisville, Ky. (September 28, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN) is excited to announce that Ashley Hitt, Vice President, GeoAnalytics was named among Louisville Business First’s Forty Under 40 for 2021. This year’s theme for the honors was centered on building talent and highlighting special or hidden talents of the Class of 2021—fitting as CN believes Hitt’s talent rests on being …

Childress County sets the stage for expanding broadband access

Childress County, Texas (September 27, 2021) – The Childress County Broadband Committee is developing a Technology Action Plan for the county based on broadband survey feedback from residents, businesses, and organizations throughout the community. The Broadband Committee is made up of local stakeholders and will work closely with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas). The Broadband Committee is hosting a community …

The Hill Country of Texas: How three counties are coming together to become ‘Connected Communities’

Blanco, Burnet and Llano Counties, Texas (September 13, 2021) –  The Texas Hill Country is comprised of picturesque communities tucked inside the rural countryside of Central and South Texas. It is a part of Texas that struggles with access to broadband internet — however, that is about to change. A technology action plan developed by Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) …

Knox County Texas launches broadband project

Input needed for countywide plan to improve internet access and speed in Knox County Knox County, Texas (September 13, 2021) – The Knox County Broadband Committee is developing a Technology Action Plan for the county based on community feedback from residents, businesses, healthcare organizations, schools, and more. The Broadband Committee is made up of local stakeholders and works closely with …

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive to Expand High-Speed Internet Access For Michiganders

Creation of Michigan High-Speed Internet Office will bring high-speed internet access to more residents,  homes, and small businesses across the state  The following press release was issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office on June 2, 2021 LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today issued Executive Directive 2021-02 to help bridge the digital divide by establishing the Michigan High-Speed Internet Office (MIHI) to make high-speed internet more affordable and accessible. With high-speed internet becoming …

Life is better with broadband®

Bowling Green, KY (May 4, 2021) – Connected Nation has been working diligently for more than two decades in the communities that we serve to ensure connectivity thorough access, adoption, and use of high-speed internet. In the early days, CN staff would educate federal, state, and local leaders about the benefits of broadband. This was, more often than not, a …