Zanesville to add fast ’net downtown

Published by The Columbus Dispatch on March 11, 2019 By Sheridan Hendrix  ZANESVILLE, OH. — When Jay Bennett returned to Zanesville in 2014 to take over as the city’s public-service director, he found an external hard drive sitting on his new desk. None of the office’s computers was connected to a shared network, so the hard drive was used to …

The System Critical in the Expansion of Broadband Infrastructure Across the Nation

Bowling Green, KY (March 11, 2019) – As the globe gets increasingly connected with broadband technology and more and more people realize the benefits that come with it, it seems apt to detail a key system helping to bring about that expansion.  It’s a system that works behind-the-scenes in many ways to drive decisions across essentially every industry where a geospatial, …

From the White House: Emerging Technologies to Help Aging Americans Maintain Their Independence

The below was published by the Office of Science and Technology Policy on March 5, 2019. Editor’s Note: Connected Nation agrees with the White House that technology can positively impact the lives of older Americans. We believe it’s important to expand broadband to all populations so they may have access to the opportunities and innovations that can make life better. …

$1.25 million earmarked for broadband, library, park

Published by The Indiana Gazette on February 28, 2019 One day, youngsters in the farthest, most remote corners of Indiana County will log onto the internet from their own homes and, at the same lightning-fast speeds already enjoyed for years by internet users in Indiana, do their research on state Sen. Don White’s service to the 41st District. White’s efforts, …

Smith Presses Perdue on Rural Health, Broadband, Dairy

Published by Minnesota Ag Connection on March 1, 2019 U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) told U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that improvements to the dairy program and to rural health care–passed as part of last year’s bipartisan Farm Bill–should be implemented as soon as possible to help get the farm and rural economy back on its feet. On Thursday, Smith–in …

Recapping Black History Month

Bowling Green, KY. (February 27, 2019) – As Black History Month comes to a close, Connected Nation wants to emphasize the hard work African 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: …

Rural Infrastructure

Published by Progressive Farmer on February 25, 2019  By Emily Unglesbee In with the new, onward with the old — that is the unique challenge facing rural America’s infrastructure needs. On the one hand, rural citizens and agricultural communities are suffering for lack of reliable, high-speed internet that they need to compete and survive economically. On the other hand, much …

Want to close America’s rural-urban divide? Digital infrastructure is the key.

Published by The Washington Post on February 20, 2019 By Jam Spectar  In his State of the Union speech earlier this month, President Trump touched briefly on an area where he and Democrats could easily make common cause for the sake of the country: infrastructure. Yet by skipping over the details he missed an important opportunity to connect his rhetoric …

Indiana Gov. Holcomb gives rural broadband a $100 million boost

Published by StateScoop on February 22, 2019 by Colin Wood  Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Friday a $100 million project to improve broadband access for the state’s rural residents. The initiative, which is being branded as Next Level Broadband program, is part of a broader $1 billion infrastructure initiative announced by the governor’s office in September. The $100 million dedication …

FCC claims rural broadband access is improving

Published by F3News on February 20, 2019 The FCC has been working to speed up the rollout of broadband infrastructure through initiatives such as the Connect America Fund. Meanwhile, the federal government last week announced a multi-agency strategy to bring broadband to the millions of Americans who don’t currently have access to it, particularly in rural areas. “For the past two …