Castro County residents invited to participate in new broadband survey

Castro County, Texas (September 28, 2022) – The Castro County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), have launched a local broadband engagement. The committee is asking residents to participate in a brief survey designed to assess the community’s internet needs and usage. This engagement is the first step toward improving broadband adoption and access throughout the …

How this Michigan County maps a plan for better broadband

Leelanau County, Michigan (July 27, 2022) – Over the past couple years, Leelanau County, a small, rural community on the upper west peninsula of Michigan, has been in dire need of better broadband (high-speed internet) access for its residents. Like many other communities across the country, the issue of connection is at the top of its list of needed improvements. …

Artificially intelligent food systems: how it affects the American agriculture industry

Bowling Green, Kentucky (March 24, 2022) — We don’t often think of technology and connectivity as having a particularly profound impact on the food and agricultural products that we consume. However, connectivity and technology both have increasingly essential roles in producing, delivering, and preparing these products. One of the more impactful uses of technology in agriculture comes in the form …

Governor Abbott Reappoints Harris And Names Chair, Vice-Chair To Governor’s Broadband Development Council

The following press release was issued by the office of Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday, March 18 AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Jennifer Harris to the Governor’s Broadband Development Council for a term set to expire on August 31, 2024. Additionally, the Governor has named Marty Lucke as chair of the council and Harris as vice-chair. The council …

Connected Nation Texas Broadband Solutions Manager joins the panel “Rural Broadband and What it Means to You”

Abilene, TX (February 24, 2022) – Connected Nation Texas Broadband Solutions Manager, Sierra Sees, joined State Rep. Stan Lambert, Paul Beale from Taylor Telecom, and Terra New from West Central Texas COG on the “Rural Broadband and What it Means to You” panel at the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Farm Ranch and Wildlife Expo on Wednesday, February 23rd. “It’s always a …

Issue Media Group to Launch Rural Innovation eXchange

The following press release was issued by Issue Media Group on February 17, 2022. February 17, 2022 – Issue Media Group is excited to announce the company’s latest online media project – Rural Innovation eXchange (RIX). RIX will focus on the innovation, talent, entrepreneurship, social innovation and community development taking place in rural Michigan and feature the work of rural …

This is what’s changing – and what isn’t – about the Emergency Broadband Benefit as it becomes the Affordable Connectivity Program

Discounts on internet service will decrease for most, but the hope is more low-income households will enroll Bowling Green, Kentucky (February 9, 2022) – The new, federal broadband discount program might prove that “less really is more” as it lowers individual household internet discounts but seeks to register even more people in need. The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program was …

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 …

Why having access to broadband and other tech is now a MUST HAVE for America’s farmers and ranchers

Sidney and Philo, Illinois – When you think of farming or ranching—the words “technology” or “broadband access” probably aren’t the first ones that come mind. “When you talk about farmers in particular. I think there’s an oversimplification of what that sector involves. We have a large history as a nation to be an agrarian nation, but that sector in particular …

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.” …