FCC to hold big 5G auction, spend $20B for rural internet

Published by AP News on April 12th, 2019 By Tali Arbel NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government will hold a massive auction to bolster 5G service , the next generation of mobile networks, and plans to spend $20 billion to expand broadband access in rural areas. 5G will mean faster wireless speeds and has implications for technologies like self-driving …

Computer Classes offered at libraries

Published by Mount Desert Islander on April 1st, 2019 MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — Three libraries on Mount Desert Island are hosting a series of free classes about computers and technology. Topics include basic computer skills, common software programs, social media and online safety. The program is in collaboration with the AmeriCorps Digital Inclusion Initiative. At the Southwest Harbor Public Library …

State allows electric co-ops to sell broadband

Published by The Union Recorder on March 3rd, 2019 By Jill Nolin CNHI State Reporter   ATLANTA – State lawmakers agreed to give electric cooperatives a shot at providing high-speed internet service in rural Georgia, signing off on a proposal Tuesday after three years of debate. The state’s 41 electric membership corporations will be given the authority to provide broadband service, …

Bill to use coops to expand broadband

Published by The DailyAdvance.com By Jon Hawley  Area lawmakers are backing new legislation that would help electric cooperatives offer broadband internet. Rep. Howard Hunter III, D-Hertford, is a primary sponsor of House Bill 387, which was introduced Tuesday and would remove restrictions on electric membership corporations supporting or providing broadband internet. Other primary sponsors include Republican House Reps. Dean Arp, John …

Celebrating the Women of Connected Nation: Heather Gate

Editor’s note: In honor of Women’s History Month, we are profiling the women at Connected Nation. From leadership roles to internship positions, these women are using their skills and experiences at every level of the organization to fulfill our mission to expand broadband access, adoption, and use to all people. Louisville, Ky. (March xx, 2019) – Heather Gate is a …

2019 Broadband Network Market by Demand, Development Platforms, Future Growth, Key Developers, Emerging Trends to 2024

Publsidhed by Honest Businessman in March 18, 2019 By Dengale Avanti Lack of rural broadband availability continues to impede on the prospect of a fully penetrated fixed broadband market. However, broadband companies are focusing on ways to reduce the gap in high-speed internet access in hard-to-reach areas of the country. And Microsoft recently launched the Rural Airband Initiative, which aims to bring better …

ANOTHER VIEW: A Smart City For All

Published by The Grunion on March 15, 2019 By Lena Gonzalez Cities and states across the nation are grappling with ways to get their most vulnerable and underserved residents connected to the internet. With recent rulings by the Federal Communications Commission to limit local regulations concerning 5G wireless technologies, it has become even more critical for cities to act now …

People to Know in Nonprofits: Ashley Hitt

Published by Louisville Business First on March 15, 2019 By Kevin McGloshen Ashley Littell Hitt, director, GIS services, Connected Nation Years in current job: 12 Years in the nonprofit field: 15 What is the greatest need of your nonprofit organization? Likely similar to other nonprofits — funding. Most nonprofits typically have to do more with less than ideal resources, whether …

Despite Bipartisan Support, Accurate Broadband Data is Still Lacking

Bowling Green, KY. (March 14, 2019) – Perhaps one of the most bipartisan issues in today’s otherwise highly divisive Congress is the belief that our nation’s broadband maps are unreliable and need to be fixed. Last year, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a group of fellow Republicans and Democrats in writing a letter to the FCC …

The New Digital Age Makes Applying to Colleges Easier Than You Think

Bowling Green, KY. (March 12, 2019) – In today’s society, you can do almost anything online: communicate with long-distance family members, order groceries, and even apply for college. High school students use it to research colleges as early early as their freshman year. Almost every college and university has a website with resources for potential students – a sign of just how important …