Disconnected During a Crisis: Life in Dayton Region Without Internet

The following was published by the Dayton Daily News on April 8, 2020 by Cornelius Frolik  An estimated one in six households in the Dayton region do not have internet service during a global pandemic when people are depending on the web like never before. With Ohioans ordered to shelter in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, residents with …

Resources and Solutions to Providing Connectivity for Those Stuck in the Digital Divide

Virtual (April 8, 2020) – Coronavirus has changed how Americans work and learn—but for millions of families and individuals, that change means being unable to access the critical resources they desperately need. Connected Nation (CN) is a national nonprofit based in Bowling Green, Kentucky, that has advocated for improving access to broadband (high-speed internet) for nearly two decades—and it has …

USDA Invests $18.88 Million in Rural Broadband for Alaskan Families

The following press release was issued by USDA on December 3, 2019 CORDOVA, Alaska, Dec. 3, 2019 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Alaska State Director for Rural Development Jerry Ward announced USDA has invested $18.88 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for nearly 270 rural households in Yakutat. This is one of many …

Connected Nation Michigan and Local Tech Company Bring Internet to Rural Michigan Residents

Cheboygan, MI. (August 28, 2019) – Rural Michigan communities are in for a big broadband update thanks to Cherry Capital Communications with the help of Connected Nation Michigan. On Friday, August 16, Cherry Capital Communications broke ground on a new project to bring fiber internet access to 75 homes near Cheboygan County. These fiber-cables will make it easier for Michigan residents to get …

Technology Company Working to Provide Internet to Rural Communities

Published by UpNorthLive on August 17, 2019 By Paul Steeno LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) — Internet connects people to the world so having slow internet or no access at all is very frustrating. A local technology company is working to solve that problem one town at a time. Cherry Capital Communications is providing homes in rural Cheboygan better access to …

VIDEO: Getting Up-to-speed on Broadband Legislation

This quarter has seen a flurry of broadband legislation and programs aimed at increasing high-speed internet access and adoption across the country. Connected Nation’s (CN) policy team tracks these developments closely as the nonprofit works to get broadband deployed in even the most unserved of communities. Tom Ferree, CN’s Chairman & CEO, recently talked with RFD-TV about the work lawmakers …

$20 Million in Grants Available to Expand Internet Access in Unserved Areas of Michigan

The following release was issued by the Office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer on July 2, 2019 Lansing, Mich. – Recognizing the impact access to high-speed internet has on educational and economic opportunities, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the opening of applications for the Connecting Michigan Communities (CMIC) grant program to increase broadband in underserved areas of Michigan. While much of Michigan has …

Eleven Years and Counting: The UN Goal to Connect Every Adult in the World by 2030

Yep…We Said “World” by Jessica Denson Director of Communications, Connected Nation (June 13, 2019) – The straightforward title of a new United Nations report, The Age of Digital Interdependence Report, perhaps says it all: People no longer just want access to a digital world, they need it. That is especially true for vulnerable populations that could benefit in immediate and …

Texas Legislature Poised For Biggest Broadband Push In State History But Still Catching Up

Published by Texas Public Radio on May 17, 2019 By Paul Flahive 1.8 million Texans lack broadband Internet access, and most of them live in rural Texas. Studies from the U.S. chamber and others have shown the massive impact connecting Texas could have. This is part one of a multi-part series focusing on Connecting Rural Texas. Unlike cities, rural areas rarely …

The New Digital Age Makes Applying to Colleges Easier Than You Think

Bowling Green, KY. (March 12, 2019) – In today’s society, you can do almost anything online: communicate with long-distance family members, order groceries, and even apply for college. High school students use it to research colleges as early early as their freshman year. Almost every college and university has a website with resources for potential students – a sign of just how important …