Texas should adopt a statewide comprehensive approach to tackling the Digital Divide

By Heather Gate, Vice President, Digital InclusionConnected Nation and CN Texas For most Texans, life without internet access is unimaginable. The internet has become embedded in every aspect of our daily lives—from streaming movies, working, running small businesses, attending virtual classrooms, and taking part in telehealth visits. It has become impossible to efficiently access economic opportunity and basic resources without …

Statement from Connected Nation Chairman & CEO Thomas W. Ferree on President Biden’s Address to Congress

Washington, DC. (April 29, 2021) – Thomas W. Ferree, Chairman & CEO of Connected Nation, released the following statement regarding President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress last night: “We were heartened to hear President Biden reiterate his commitment to seeking $100 billion in his infrastructure plan to ensure that every American has access to robust broadband, …

Jones County reaches 85% of internet surveys targeted goal, more input needed to develop technology action plan

Local committee asks residents, public-private organizations to weigh in on internet access and speeds across Jones County Jones County, Texas (April 12, 2021) – The Jones County Broadband Committee launched its work to develop a county Technology Action Plan just two weeks ago and is already seeing a huge response—signaling that area residents and businesses want and need better broadband …

The pandemic’s impact on health care, broadband access and what it means for the future of telehealth

The April event is free to the public and will include an opportunity for Q&A with industry insiders and decision makers #CNtelehealth Virtual Event – (April 5, 2021) – The COVID-19 pandemic led to a sudden and unexpected surge in telehealth usage across the country. This forced both patients, providers, and policymakers to rethink when and how to use the …

Comcast and Muckleshoot Indian Tribe announce broadband expansion

Comcast and Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Invest Nearly $3 Million to Expand Broadband Service to 600 Homes in and around the Tribe’s Community Campus The following news release was issued by Comcast West Division on March 29, 2021 Auburn, Washington  – Comcast and Muckleshoot Indian Tribe today announced expanded broadband service to 600 homes and businesses located on tribal and non-tribal …

Harrison County committee works to assess and improve broadband access and use throughout the area

Residents, businesses, & community organizations input needed to develop countywide technology action plan  Harrison County, TX. (February 11, 2021) – The Harrison County Broadband Committee is right now working to develop a county-specific Technology Action Plan. The committee, which is partnering with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) to make this possible, is made up of local stakeholders who are focused …

Nebraska achieves significant improvements to school connectivity, surpasses national average for student bandwidth

Lincoln, Nebraska (February 10, 2021) – Nebraska state and school district leaders have made huge strides in their efforts to improve school connectivity across the state, according to data published by nonprofit Connected Nation through its Connect K-12 program website. “To grow our state, we have to connect the next generation of Nebraskans with digital learning opportunities,” said Governor Pete …

Staying Connected in a Virtual World

Austin, TX (February 3, 2021) – The American Farm Bureau hosted a panel on “Staying Connected in a Virtual World”. Connected Nation Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, Brent Legg, joined fellow panel members Jackie Mundt, member of the Kansas Farm Bureau and Michael Ramano, Senior VP Industry Affairs & Business Development, NTCA, to discuss the difficulties and implications of …

Celebrating Black History Month: African Americans who have worked to advance technology for all

Bowling Green, KY. (February 1, 2021) – As Black History Month gets underway, Connected Nation wants to emphasize the hard work Black Americans have carried out to help advance technology. African Americans have done and continue to do incredible things in technology – including working to close the Digital Divide for communities of color. Here are just a few examples: Janet …