What It’s Like to Live on the Wrong Side of the Digital Divide

Published on: May 11, 2018

The following was written by Mark McElroy, who serves on the Board of Directors for Connected Nation, as part of National Digital Inclusion Week (May 7-11). To request an interview with Mr. McElroy or if you have questions please contact us at info@connectednation.org. I live on the wrong side of the Digital Divide –that part of the country that’s left out …

Named the Top State in America, How Iowa Can Keep the Honor

Published on: May 10, 2018

(May 10, 2018) – Iowa’s Governor, Kim Reynolds, announced in her Condition of the State address earlier this year, an initiative to promote, invest and connect rural Iowa by expanding broadband capabilities in every corner of the state. That was a welcome statement considering that Iowa was recently announced as the best state in the nation, partially due to bringing …

34 Million Americans Are Without Broadband Access: Can We Connect Them?

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The below was first published on connectmycommunity.org in November 2017. It was republished here on May 10, 2018.  Because of my mother’s health, I will become her caregiver. Having high-speed internet will allow me to work from home. Lack of high-speed internet in our area poses a significant and growing hurdle to our ability to do business and maximize my …

Digital Inclusion: What the U.S. Can Learn from Emerging and Developing Countries

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The following was written by John Davies, who serves on the Board of Directors for Connected Nation, as part of National Digital Inclusion Week (May 7-11). To request an interview with Mr. Davies or if you have questions, please contact us at info@connectednation.org.  (May 10, 2018) – Over the last two decades, my career focused on Digital Inclusion in emerging and …

Digital Exclusion: A New Form of Student Segregation

Published on: May 8, 2018

The following was written by Wendy Lazarus, who serves on the Board of Directors for Connected Nation, as part of National Digital Inclusion Week (May 7-11). To request an interview with Ms. Lazarus or if you have questions, please contact us at info@connectednation.org.  (May 8, 2018) – In 1954, the Supreme Court ended school segregation with its landmark decision in …

Digital Inclusion Week: Why Rural America is Still Not Connected 

Published on: May 7, 2018

The following op-ed was written by Connected Nation’s Chairman & CEO, Tom Ferree, as part of National Digital Inclusion Week (May 7-11)   (May 7, 2018) – The internet is no longer a luxury. Its expansion into rural America is as important today as the expansion of electricity was in the 1930s. To be left out of a digital world is …

The Next Evolution of Connect Michigan: Providing Solutions to Closing the State’s Digital Divide

Published on: May 1, 2018

Lansing, MI. (May 1, 2018) – Connect Michigan is making it easier for residents, business owners, farmers, and lawmakers to understand the challenges and solutions to expanding high-speed internet and its related technologies to all people across the state. The nonprofit, a local subsidiary of Connected Nation, has just launched a new and improved website featuring, among other things, community …