FCC ADOPTS REPORT AND ORDER TO IMPLEMENT EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM

Published on: February 26, 2021

The following press release was issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on February 25, 2021. Editor’s note: You can find a link to the report and order by clicking here. Unanimous Vote Establishes Federally Funded Broadband Discount Program to Help Households Afford Internet Service During the Pandemic; FCC Intends to Open Program to Eligible Households within 60 Days As …

124 schools, nonprofits will receive 35,000 hotspots through K-12 homework gap program

Published on: February 24, 2021

Bowling Green, Ky. (February 24, 2020) – Connected Nation (CN) and AT&T announced this week that the awardees for the AT&T K-12 homework gap program had been named. The list includes 124 schools and nonprofits spanning 26 states nationwide. “Many of the children this program will help have been disconnected from their schools and have lost months, if not years, …

DATA: African Americans are less likely to have broadband at home

Published on: February 15, 2021

Honoring Black History Month By Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Bowling Green, (February 15, 2021) – This month, Connected Nation, like many groups and individuals around the country, is taking time to mark Black History Month. It is a time to not only celebrate Black history makers but also to examine critical issues that impact African American communities. Connected Nation’s …

DATA: African Americans are less likely to have broadband at home

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Honoring Black History Month By Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation This month, Connected Nation, like many groups and individuals around the country, is taking time to mark Black History Month. It is a time to not only celebrate Black history makers but also to examine critical issues that impact African American communities. Connected Nation’s mission as a national nonprofit is …

Giving voice: social media usage in the black community

Published on: February 11, 2021

Celebrating Black History Month by Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation This February, Connected Nation, like many groups and individuals around the country, is taking time to mark Black History Month. It is important to remember that it is not only a time to celebrate and lift up Black history makers but also an opportunity to share stories and points-of-view that …

Statement from Connected Nation Chairman & CEO Thomas W. Ferree applauding the designation of Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting Chair of the FCC

Published on: January 21, 2021

Washington, DC. (January 21, 2021) – Thomas W. Ferree, Chairman & CEO of Connected Nation, released the following statement on the designation of Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC): “We applaud President Biden’s designation of Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting Chair of the FCC. As a commissioner at the agency, she has been a tireless champion …

Statement from Connected Nation Chairman & CEO Thomas W. Ferree congratulating President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President Kamala D. Harris on their inauguration

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Washington, DC. (January 20, 2021) – Thomas W. Ferree, Chairman & CEO of Connected Nation, released the following statement of congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration earlier today: “I am heartened today by the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris and their stated commitment to close the gaps that divide us, …

2021 E-rate filing window announced, more than $4 billion available to support, improve school and library connectivity

Published on: January 6, 2021

Connect K-12 site offers free and transparent pricing, bandwidth data for school district and state leaders looking to maximize E-rate funding Washington, DC. (January 6, 2021) – Soon, school districts across the country can once again apply for federal E-rate funding to support and improve internet connectivity and classroom Wi-Fi.  The Universal Service Administration Company (USAC), which administers the program …

Michigan secures $363 million in federal funding to increase access to rural high-speed internet

Published on: December 23, 2020

The following was a press release published by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) on December 12, 2020. • Nearly 250,000 locations in Michigan to have expanded access to broadband, 13 companies awarded projects • MEDC partnership with Connected Nation Michigan helped secure FCC funding, also facilitating Connecting Michigan Taskforce LANSING, Mich. – Supporting efforts to ensure greater access to broadband …

Wham! Connected Nation’s greatest hits of 2020

Published on: December 14, 2020

By Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Bowling Green, KY (December 14, 2020) – Every year, during the holidays, my friends circulate this ridiculous challenge — try not to be “Whammed!” Basically, the person who goes the longest without hearing the original version of “Last Christmas” by Wham! wins. We’re not the only ones. The challenge is so popular that it …