Baylor County to launch broadband engagement January 23, seeks input from community

Baylor County, Texas (January 23, 2023) – The Baylor County Broadband Committee, in collaboration with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), is announcing the launch of a broadband engagement beginning January 23. The committee is asking residents, business owners, educational leaders, agriculture producers, first responders, community institutions, and health care officials to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess the …

Ellis County releases results of broadband survey – recommendations include securing internet access for entire county

Ellis County, Texas (January 18, 2023) – Ellis County, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), has released the results of a broadband assessment survey that demonstrate a community with higher-than-average internet speeds, adoption rates, device ownership, and digital literacy skills. The results were used to develop a Technology Action Plan for the county. Of the 67.3% of respondents …

Red River County releases results of broadband survey – puts plan in place to increase internet access and develop vibrant telehealth network

Red River County, Texas (December 6, 2022) – Red River County has released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and subsequent Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access and usage in the county. The broadband engagement is part of the Connected Community Engagement Program administered through Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) and funded by Superior HealthPlan. The …

2022 Texas Broadband Hero Award goes to community leader with a long track record of public service

Lubbock, Texas (November 22, 2022) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) is honored to present this year’s Texas Broadband Hero Award to Lonnie Hunt, Executive Director of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG). A political subdivision of the state of Texas, DETCOG is a voluntary association of cities, counties, schools, and other special districts in a 12-county region. …

Karnes County to release results of broadband engagement November 10, community invited to attend

Karnes County, Texas (November 2, 2022) – Karnes County will release the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and subsequent Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access and usage at a special meeting of Commissioners Court at the Karnes County Courthouse at 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 10. The public is invited to attend to learn more about …

How the growing demand of high-speed internet impacted the early 2010’s

Bowling Green, KY (May 25, 2021) – By 2015, high-speed internet used in the home was down to 2012 levels. The reason: smart phones! More people were using their phones exclusively. Average download speeds tripled between 2011 and 2014, according to the FCC, increasing from 10 Mbps to 31 Mbps. The internet was getting faster and more reliable, pushing traditional industries …