Connected Nation Staff Takes Part in State Broadband Leaders Summit

Washington, DC (March 4, 2020) – Last month Connected Nation staff members Eric Frederick, VP Community Affairs, Tina Lyden, Ohio State Director, and Jennifer Harris, Texas State Director, attended the State Broadband Leaders Summit in Washington DC. They exchanged ideas with leaders from other states and attended the unveiling of Pew’s Promising Practices report on broadband activities at the state …

Bill to connect rural areas to high-speed internet a “priority”

Published by WTOC on May 22, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTOC) –U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton of Colorado says connecting more rural residents to high-speed broadband internet has been a priority on Capitol Hill. His latest bill wants to make sure the federal funds designated to expand broadband access are being managed correctly. Tipton says while funding might be available to help …

Michigan Lawmakers Make Bipartisan Push to Improve Broadband Mapping

Bowling Green, KY. (May 17, 2019) – Yesterday, U.S. Representatives Tim Walberg (MI-07) and Jack Bergman (MI-01) led a bipartisan group of their colleagues in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to improve the accuracy of broadband availability maps to better identify unserved and underserved communities in Michigan. Other state officials involved were Reps. Bill Huizenga (MI-02), John Moolenaar (MI-04), …

Broadband Bill Kicked Off Season

Published by Valdosta Daily Times on March 13, 2019 A broadband bill kicked off the legislative session. • HB 23 allows EMCs to provide broadband services, while prohibiting the cross-subsidization of the EMCs broadband services and its natural gas or electricity services. • It also prohibits EMCs disconnecting a user’s gas or electric service for their failure to pay for …