The pandemic’s impact on health care, broadband access and what it means for the future of telehealth

The April event is free to the public and will include an opportunity for Q&A with industry insiders and decision makers #CNtelehealth Virtual Event – (April 5, 2021) – The COVID-19 pandemic led to a sudden and unexpected surge in telehealth usage across the country. This forced both patients, providers, and policymakers to rethink when and how to use the …

FCC announces new outreach to collect consumer broadband availability experiences

The following is a press release issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on March 22, 2021 Learn more about the agency’s broadband data collection efforts here. Seeks Input from Consumers to Share Stories About Disparities in Access to Broadband to Inform Broadband Data Collection WASHINGTON, March 22, 2021—The Federal Communications Commission today announced it will begin collecting first-hand accounts …

Policy Brief: The American Rescue Plan and its impact on broadband

On March 11, Congress passed the latest COVID-relief package, called the American Rescue Plan, to the tune of $1.9 trillion. In it, broadband is propped up as a major player, with schools, rural communities, and other entities positioned to see major upgrades to their connectivity and technology needs. Since the pandemic began a year ago, the increased need for connectivity …

It’s time for even more women to take on tech

Bowling Green, Kentucky (March 22, 2021) – A trend emerges every year when Connected Nation’s staff marks Women’s History Month—stories emerge of women who have had a huge impact on technology that we use in our everyday lives.  From the world’s first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace, to the current CEO at YouTube and one of Google’s first employees, Susan Wojcicki, women have …

FCC Acting chairwoman circulates round 2 COVID-19 telehealth program report and order

The following press release was issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on March 17, 2021 Media Contact:Paloma PerezPaloma.Perez@fcc.gov Congress Tasked the FCC to Create Rules and Procedures for Round 2 of Program to Support Health Care Providers During the Pandemic WASHINGTON, March 17, 2021—Today, Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel circulated a Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration that, if …

Summit to bring together health care and broadband experts to discuss changes to and future of telehealth

The April event is free to the public and will include an opportunityfor Q&A with industry insiders and decision makers #CNtelehealth Lansing, MI. (March 18, 2021) – The COVID-19 pandemic led to a sudden and unexpected surge in telehealth usage across the country. This forced both patients, providers, and policymakers to rethink when and how to use the technology and …

Groundbreaking partnership with US State Department to get New Zealand’s Northland remote work ready

Digital Works to lead digital training and job placement assistance project as part of international partnership between US and NZ Northland, New Zealand and Bowling Green, Kentucky (March 9, 2021) – The US State Department and the Far North District Council in New Zealand are funding “Connected Northland”—a new program focused on providing flexible digital training and job placement assistance …

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

Bowling Green, Ky. (March 4, 2021) – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has once again named Connected Nation (CN) one of the Best Places to Work. This is the 10th time the Kentucky-based, national nonprofit and parent company of Connected Nation Iowa, has been given the distinction. “This year, Connected Nation is celebrating 20 years of service,” said Tom Ferree, …

POLICY BRIEF: The FCC Releases Report and Order for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program 

Washington, DC (March 4, 2021) – Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously voted to adopt a Report and Order that establishes and implements a $3.2 billion federal digital inclusion program that provides qualifying households discounts on their internet service bills and an opportunity to receive a discount on a computer or tablet. The temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) …

House members quiz telehealth experts on future of virtual health care in America

“Providers and patients like telehealth, so let’s do our best not to mess this up.” Washington, D.C. (March 3, 2021) – U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), perhaps, understands better than anyone in Congress the positive impact last year’s expansion of telehealth services can have on a family. “Sorry, I’m a little later to the discussion, I was just on the …