Gov. Beshear: Historic $203 Million Investment Brings High-Speed Internet to More Than 34,000 Kentucky Households, Businesses

The following press release was issued by the Office of Governor Andy Beshear (D-KY) on June 20, 2022 Governor’s Better Internet program provides more than $89.1 million to expand high-speed internet in 35 counties FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 20, 2022) – As part of his Better Kentucky Plan, Gov. Andy Beshear today announced a historic investment of over $203 million to …

Disconnected during disaster: How a company focused on space flight is providing a critical connection on the ground during times of crisis

Bowling Green, Kentucky (March 3, 2022) – The need to access information becomes, perhaps, most important when disaster strikes. That was never more evident than in the days following December 10, 2021. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), 61 tornadoes tore a deadly and destructive path across eight states. NWS called the intensity of these thunderstorms and tornadoes “remarkable” …

USDA Invests $55.3 Million in Broadband for Rural Kentucky and Tennessee Communities

Published by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) PRESS RELEASE: USDA Invests $55.3 Million in Broadband for Rural Kentucky and Tennessee Communities COLUMBIA, Ky., Jan. 29, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $55.3 million in four, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects in rural Kentucky. These projects, part …

Celebrating GIS Day 2019: Connected Nation Fall GIS Conference Wrap-Up

Louisville, KY (November 13, 2019) – Today we recognize GIS Day, established in 1999 to show how location intelligence through the use of geographic information systems (GIS) impacts everyone. It is now a global event that demonstrates how far GIS extends into people’s lives and provides a forum for users to showcase their unique accomplishments using GIS – in analyses, cartography, …

Now Accepting Applications: Training and Job Placement Program Hosted by the Ohio County EDA

Hartford, Ky. (September 24, 2019) – The Ohio County Economic Development Alliance is partnering with Digital Works to present the people of Ohio County with technology training and job placement assistance for online teleworking jobs. “Forty percent more U.S. employers offer flexible workplace options than they did just five years ago*,” said Chris Pedersen, VP of Planning and Development, Connected …

Why Remote Work Can Help Bridge the Hiring Gap, Especially for Rural Professionals

The following was published in Entrepreneur on August 26, 2019 by Sara Sutton, Guest Writer, CEO & Founder of Flexjobs Editor’s note: Connected Nation agrees with this opinion piece and has seen first hand how remote jobs can change lives through our Digital Works program – which provides digital job training and placement assistance for everyone from young adults to seniors …

Library Closures, Limited Hours Will Affect Louisville Workers, Employers

The following opinion piece was first published in Louisville Business First in June 2019 Louisville, KY – Thanks to budget cuts all but four Louisville libraries will be closed or have reduced hours. The decision is, in effect, creating “digital deserts” across the city—negatively impacting children, senior citizens, and low-income adults. For many in our community the library is the …