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 …

Tuscola County launches new effort to expand internet access, improve speeds

Published on: February 3, 2021

 Your input is needed to develop Technology Action Plan for county Tuscola County, Mich. (February 3, 2021) – The Tuscola County Economic Development Corporationis urging county residents and businesses to participate in an important survey intended to help expand and improve high-speed internet access across the county. “The Tuscola County EDC is constantly working on ways to improve communities and business climate …

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, …

Huron County continues survey effort to help expand internet access, improve speeds

Published on: January 20, 2021

 Your input is needed to develop Technology Action Plan for county Huron County, Mich. (January 20, 2021) – The Huron County Economic Development Corporation(EDC) and the recently formed Huron County Broadband Committee are encouraging public participation in an importantinitiative to help expand and improve high-speed internet access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations. “The Huron County EDC …

Sanilac County Broadband Committee Continues to Seek Your Input to Improve Internet Access and Speeds

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Sanilac County, MI (January 20, 2020) – The Sanilac County Broadband Committee is urging county residents and businesses to participate in an important survey intended to help expand and improve high-speed internet access across the county.  “For the last year, the Sanilac Board of Commissioners have discussed a county-driven initiative for reliable internet in Sanilac,” said Joel Wyatt, Vice Chairman of …