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 …

Governor Whitmer & Lt. Governor Gilchrist Announce Planning Project to Connect Michiganders to High-Speed Internet

The following press release was issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office on Monday, February 28, 2022 LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II today announced that the state of Michigan has partnered with Connected Nation Michigan to lead the Broadband Infrastructure Audit and Validation project over the next six months. This project will utilize $5.2 million …

How NTIA can best leverage its infrastructure bill programs to close the Digital Divide

Connected Nation makes recommendations to NTIA to maximize unprecedented federal investment in broadband expansion Washington, DC (February 9, 2022) – With the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)—also known as the “Infrastructure Bill”—last  November, Congress charged the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) with playing the leading role in closing America’s “Digital Divide” through partnerships with the …

Eaton County Broadband Communication Council releases internet survey results, Technology Action Plan

County residents, businesses want better speeds, reliability, and affordability Eaton County, Michigan (February 7, 2022) – After more than four months of research, the Eaton County Broadband Communication Council this week published a Technology Action Plan that’s focused on how to improve broadband (high-speed internet) across the county. “The citizen survey provided valuable information needed to locate problem areas to …

Connected Nation Texas releases final county-by-county data on internet speeds, coverage areas for entire state

More than 575,000 Texas households don’t have speeds necessary for modern technology, accessing critical internet resources Austin, Texas (February 2, 2022) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) has published the fifth — and final — scheduled update to its statewide broadband coverage maps. This release includes four maps detailing the various internet speeds available in each of the 254 counties …

Department of Commerce’s NTIA Publishes First ACCESS BROADBAND Report

The following press release was issued by the NTIA on Thursday, December 23 News Media Contact: NTIA, Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002, press@ntia.gov WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recently released the first ACCESS BROADBAND Report, which highlights the accomplishments of NTIA’s recently established Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth (OICG) over the past year. …

NTIA Awards Additional $1M in Grants to Tribal Groups Seeking to Expand Broadband

The following press release was issued by NTIA on Wednesday, December 22 News Media Contact: NTIA, Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002, press@ntia.gov WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded two additional grants as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program. These grants, totaling nearly $1 million, are being awarded to …

Weather, terrain, national parks: Silver Star Internet tackles some of the most challenging areas to connect in the country

“It’s not for the faint of heart.” Freedom, Wyoming (December 20, 2021) – Silver Star Internet is no stranger to challenge — local residents had to build it from the ground up.  “The company was a rural telco started by farmers and ranchers in the area back in 1912,” said Paul Petersen, COO. “They named it Silver Star Telephone Co.” …

Expanding broadband in the Cowboy State

How Visionary Broadband is leading the way to connect all of Wyoming Gillette, Wyoming (December 16, 2021) – Have you ever referred to someone you don’t actually live near as your neighbor? If you grew up in a small, rural town, you probably have. In that kind of tightknit community, the owner of the shop down the street, the local …

Nacogdoches County releases broadband survey results, shares plan to expand and improve internet access

95.6% of households want improved or more options for service Nacogdoches County, Texas (December 15, 2021) – Slow speeds and unreliable connections are the top reasons Nacogdoches County residents and businesses are dissatisfied with their current internet service. That’s according to countywide survey results just released by the Nacogdoches County Broadband Committee in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas). …