Kaufman County Broadband Committee seeking feedback from local community

Kaufman County, Texas (May 23, 2022) – The Kaufman County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), is asking residents, business owners, ranchers, agriculture producers, first responders, community institutions, and health care officials to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess internet needs and usage throughout the community. Survey data collected throughout the engagement will be …

Hardeman County reveals broadband survey results, along with plan to make broadband accessible for all

Hardeman, Texas (May 16, 2022) – Hardeman County, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), has released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and Technology Action Plan designed to increase access across the community. From October 2021 to January 2022, residents, business owners, government leaders, first responders, ranchers, educators, and health care officials provided their feedback in an …

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 …

USDA begins accepting applications for $1.15 billion in loans and grants to help people living in rural communities get access to high-speed internet

Includes up to $350 million for grants in Tribal and socially vulnerable communities The following was issued by the USDA on November 24, 2021 WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2021 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the Department has begun accepting applications for up to $1.15 billion in loans and grants to help people in rural areas get …

DeWitt and Lavaca counties’ Technology Action Plan prepares communities for broadband improvement

DeWitt and Lavaca Counties, Texas (November 1, 2021) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) has partnered with DeWitt and Lavaca counties to address the broadband needs in the region. The counties, located two hours east of San Antonio, collected survey responses from 505 households in DeWitt County and 725 residential responses from Lavaca County. CN Texas and community leaders conducted …

Scholastic achievement, economic development, and emergency preparedness the focus of Fisher County’s Technology Action Plan

Fisher County, Texas (October 28, 2021) – Named for Samuel Rhoads Fisher, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, Fisher County boasts a population of nearly 3,700 people. This year, Fisher County worked with Connected Nation Texas on a community broadband engagement designed to determine the community’s internet access, adoption, and use rates. After reviewing the data, the broadband …

How to improve internet connectivity and speeds across New Mexico and in your community

Santa Fe, New Mexico (October 26, 2021) – New Mexico’s Department of Information Technology recently approved a list of consultants through a competitive bidding process to help local communities and statewide entities tackle the need for expanding internet access and improving speeds—including Connected Nation.  “We have more than 20 years of experience in the broadband space,” said Chris Pedersen, Executive …

Lt. Gov. Coleman Announces Cumberland Valley Electric as New Partner in High-Speed Internet Expansion

The following was issued by the Office of Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman, Commonwealth of Kentucky on October 25, 2021 GRAY, Ky. (Oct. 25, 2021) – Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman joined local leaders and Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) to celebrate a $50,000 grant dedicated to welcoming Kentucky’s electric co-ops into the state’s last mile of high-speed internet expansion efforts. The funding …

Hall County Broadband Committee releases findings, goals for improving internet access, speeds across the county

Slow speeds, unreliable connection, and high prices identifiedas primary barriers to better connectivity in county Hall County, Texas (October 25, 2021) – The Hall County Broadband Committee just announced its findings and recommendations for improving broadband (high-speed internet) access and speeds across the county. “Ensuring that every resident, business, and community organization has access to reliable internet is critical. It …

Harrison County is looking ahead with new broadband data

Harrison County, Texas (October 20, 2021) – Harrison County, located in northeast Texas along the Louisiana border, is putting a plan into place to expand broadband within the county. A Technology Action Plan has been developed by Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), following a county-wide study conducted between November 2020 and June 2021.  The purpose of the study was to …