From Dial Up to Fiber: Anchoring an Arts Community

Marfa, Texas (September 10, 2018) – The City of Marfa is a town of  just under 2,000 people that sits in far west Texas just an hour from the Mexico border. Located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park, Marfa’s population swells with tourists because of its reputation as a cultural center for artist. “The town and the …

Tech Today: AT&T AirGig

Bowling Green, KY. (September 5, 2018) – In the 1930s, electricity had expanded to most urban areas in U.S., but very little electrical service existed in rural America. The Rural Electrification Act (REA) was enacted in 1936 and began the process of ensuring that electricity extended across the country and served even those in rural America. Fast forward to 2018 …

New Job Training Program Helps Military Spouses, Veterans

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 …

Digital Works Program Aims to Help Fort Knox Military Spouses Work from Home

by Gilbert Corsey, WDRB News Elizabethtown, Ky. (September 4, 2018) – The military life rarely gives families the opportunity to settle down and put down roots. In many cases, families are bounced from base-to-base and post-to-post. No one knows that better than Adriana Honsinger. Alongside her husband, Master Sgt.Paul Honsinger Jr., she has spent years of her life living in …

Michigan Governor Unveils Plan to Bring Broadband to Every Corner of the State

Escanaba, Mich. (August 15, 2018) – Connect Michigan, a subsidiary of the nonprofit Connected Nation, worked with Governor Rick Snyder, his staff, and state technology and business leaders to develop a plan to provide universal access to high-speed internet for every Michigan resident, business, region, and community. That plan was unveiled today during an event at Escanaba High School. “As …

Digital Works: Paving a Path Toward Hope

Columbus, Ohio (July 26, 2018) – A single mom, a U.S. veteran, and a senior citizen are just some of the graduates who were recently honored in a special graduation ceremony at the Reeb Avenue Center in Columbus, Ohio. A grant from Charter Communications, Inc., also known as Spectrum, provided support for three Digital Works (DW) classes in Columbus. Digital …

Dear Ohio Senators: How One Third-Grade Class Sees the Digital Divide

Columbus, OH. (July 12, 2018) – Ten to 15 years ago, having internet at school wasn’t a necessity. But now it’s an important learning tool for students to keep up in the classroom. In the spring of 2018, Knox Elementary School principal Stephen Fowler took it upon himself to bring awareness to this issue, and he did so the best …