Why are you staying? Exploring the Great Resignation

Columbus, Ohio (June 8, 2022) — The pandemic brought about significant changes, one of which was a mass exodus of the workforce, often referred to as The Great Resignation. Many people, at all career levels and positions, decided to leave the brick-and-mortar world behind. Personal or family illness, and the shift to online schooling for young children were among the …

Connected Nation’s digital training program to host a virtual ‘Digital Works Internet Safety Workshop’ on April 28

Fort Campbell, Kentucky (April 26, 2022) – Digital Works, a program developed by the national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN), is opening the door to remote employment opportunities for Kentucky residents and the Fort Campbell military community by providing in-demand digital skills training at no cost to participants. Those interested in learning more about internet safety are invited to join us …

New study puts a spotlight on teleworking in rural Michigan

Lansing, Michigan (March 28, 2022) — Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan) has unveiled new findings about teleworkers and businesses that allow teleworking in rural Michigan communities.  According to the findings, more than one-half of Michigan teleworkers (56%) typically commute more than 10 miles each way for their jobs. This means that for every day they work from home, they reduce …

Digital Works program provides skills training and job placement assistance at no cost to area veterans, military spouses

Dependents, caregivers, and others in the military community who live in Kentucky and the Fort Campbell area are also eligible Fort Campbell, Kentucky (February 14, 2022) – Digital Works (DW), a program developed by the national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN), is showing some love this Valentine’s Day to the military community across Kentucky thanks to a grant from the state. …

This holiday season, let’s sound the alarm on broadband access for all

While the pandemic drove some much-needed progress, 42 million Americans are still stuck in the Digital Divide Louisville, Kentucky (December 9, 2021) – One of my favorite holiday memories involves an alarm clock. Not just any alarm clock — an ugly, grey metal clock that you had to wind to set. It made this awful, and sometimes frightening ding, ding, …

Teleworking Support Center launch: How residents in both Michigan and Wisconsin will benefit

Gogebic County, Michigan (October 26, 2021) – Reliable broadband can have many positive effects on a community, such as improving the quality of education, fueling the growth of local businesses, and providing access to healthcare no matter where you live. In addition, high-speed internet gives residents the ability to telework. Over the past 18 months, teleworking has become more common. …

Hall County Broadband Committee releases findings, goals for improving internet access, speeds across the county

Slow speeds, unreliable connection, and high prices identifiedas primary barriers to better connectivity in county Hall County, Texas (October 25, 2021) – The Hall County Broadband Committee just announced its findings and recommendations for improving broadband (high-speed internet) access and speeds across the county. “Ensuring that every resident, business, and community organization has access to reliable internet is critical. It …

Connected Nation honored among the Best Places to Work for the 10th time

The national nonprofit was ranked in the top 10 for small-sized employer Bowling Green, Ky. (June 21, 2021) – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has once again named Connected Nation (CN) one of the Best Places to Work—awarding the organization with a 6th place ranking in the small-sized employer category. This is the 10th time the Kentucky-based, national nonprofit has …