Computer Science Education Week: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

Published on: December 5, 2018

“Computer science is one of the few policy issues that can address both foundational education needs and workforce development demands for a state’s future workforce.” ~Code.org Advocacy Coalition The evolution of technology has created new and exciting opportunities for us to achieve the unimaginable and reach heights that were once beyond our grasp. With computing technology, a cardiologist can perform …

Mapping the Digital Divide: How GIS is Impacting Lives

Published on: November 14, 2018

November 14, 2018 – Today we recognize GIS Day, established in 1999 to show how location intelligence through the use of geographic information systems (GIS) touches everyone. It is now a global event that demonstrates how far GIS extends into people’s lives and provides a forum for users to showcase their unique accomplishments using GIS. Connected Nation uses GIS to better …

The Future of Rural: Examining Texas Communities

Published on: November 13, 2018

College Station, TX (November 13, 2018) – Across Texas, community leaders, families, business owners, and others are taking part in watch parties for the “Future of Rural Texas symposium,” which is being hosted by the Texas Tribune newspaper. The event covers issues that impact rural Texas, from health care to education to broadband expansion. Many of the discussions mimic the problems seen in …

Better Broadband Mapping for More Informed Citizens

Published on: October 18, 2018

Louisville, Ky. (October 18, 2018) – As International Digital Inclusion Week continues (October 15-19, 2018), we at Connected Nation are working diligently to improve lives by providing innovative solutions that expand the access, adoption, and use of high-speed internet and its related technologies to all people – we believe that everyone belongs in a Connected Nation. However, as International Digital …

Using Digital Inclusion to Fight Extreme Poverty         

Published on: October 17, 2018

Much can be said about how technology has transformed the world. More importantly, the internet and other broadband-related technologies have empowered us to reach heights that were unfathomable less than 50 years ago. Today we are able to stay connected not only in our neighborhoods and communities, but with people across the world. We can send money across the globe …

Iowa: Rural Broadband, and the Unknown Costs of the Digital Divide

Published on: October 15, 2018

Published in the Columbia Journalism Review on October 15, 2018 Article by Lyz Lenz The last time I almost died was in February. A late winter thaw had made me overconfident in the roads, and so I’d gone out in search of an abandoned pioneer church just outside of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. One hour into the journey and I was …

Iowa: Rural Broadband, and the Unknown Costs of the Digital Divide

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Published in the Columbia Journalism Review on October 15, 2018 Article by Lyz Lenz The last time I almost died was in February. A late winter thaw had made me overconfident in the roads, and so I’d gone out in search of an abandoned pioneer church just outside of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. One hour into the journey and I was …

Iowa: Rural Broadband, and the Unknown Costs of the Digital Divide

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Published in the Columbia Journalism Review on October 15, 2018 Article by Lyz Lenz The last time I almost died was in February. A late winter thaw had made me overconfident in the roads, and so I’d gone out in search of an abandoned pioneer church just outside of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. One hour into the journey and I was …

Connected Nation Launches Digital Job Training Program Geared to Military Spouses and Veterans

Published on: September 10, 2018

Elizabethtown, Ky. (September 10, 2018) – A pilot program from Connected Nation is now providing digital job and customer service training geared specifically for the unique needs of military spouses and veterans. A press conference was held last week in Elizabethtown to officially announce that Digital Works℠ (DW) classes were being offered near Fort Knox at Elizabethtown Community and Technical …

New Job Training Program Helps Military Spouses, Veterans

Published on: September 5, 2018

by Katherine Knott, The News-Enterprise Elizabethtown, Ky. (September 4, 2018) – Norvinnia McLaurine left the U.S. Army after 21 years of service in April. Since then, he’s struggled to find work. McLaurine, who was a warrant officer, said he found it difficult to translate his military skills to the civilian workforce. He’s also raising his 19-year-old son who has autism, so …