Kentucky’s Military Affairs Executive Director Honored with Broadband Visionary Award

Frankfort, Ky. (August 19, 2019) – Connected Nation (CN) honored Colonel M. Blaine Hedges, USA (Retired) on Monday, August 19, with the 2019 Broadband Visionary Award. This prestigious, national award recognizes individuals who demonstrate exceptional and innovative leadership in the application of broadband and its related technologies. “Colonel Hedges saw early on how high-speed internet could help address a chronic …

Technology Company Working to Provide Internet to Rural Communities

Published by UpNorthLive on August 17, 2019 By Paul Steeno LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) — Internet connects people to the world so having slow internet or no access at all is very frustrating. A local technology company is working to solve that problem one town at a time. Cherry Capital Communications is providing homes in rural Cheboygan better access to …

Cherry Capital Communications Breaks Ground on Fiber Internet Access for Cheboygan County

Published by 9&10 News on August 16, 2019 By Matthew Myers Some Cheboygan County homes will soon have high speed internet. A local telephone company is behind the project. Cherry Capital Communications broke ground on the project Friday. They plan to bring fiber internet access to 70 homes in Cheboygan County. They also plan to expand their network to more …

Michigan Gogebic County Broadband Survey Available

Published by You Daily Global on August 17, 2019 By Richard Jenkins  Ironwood — Supporters of broadband expansion in Gogebic County are hoping residents will complete an online survey looking at demand in the region. The survey is part of a larger broadband expansion effort by Connected Nation Michigan, a non-profit partnering with “the Michigan Public Service Commission to engage …

UPDATE: FCC Releases Report & Order on Broadband Data Collection

Washington, D.C. (August 15, 2019) – At the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) August 1 Open Meeting, the Commission approved a highly anticipated Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the topic of broadband data collection and mapping. The Report and Order (Order) establishes the “Digital Opportunity Data Collection,” distinct from the current data collection process called …

Using Location Intelligence to Connect Communities

Connected Nation at the 2019 Esri User Conference by Ashley Hitt and Brian Dudek Earlier this month, staff from Connected Nation’s GIS Services department attended the Esri User Conference in San Diego, California, marking the ninth year that CN staff members have been in attendance. Esri is the market leader in GIS (geographic information systems) software, bringing over 17,000 attendees …

Working to Expand Diversity and Digital Empowerment in America

Lexington, KY. (July 23, 2019) – Digital inclusion is a cornerstone of Connected Nation’s mission to bring broadband (high-speed internet) access to all people — no matter where they live or where they began. The nonprofit’s Director of Digital Inclusion, Heather Gate, has worked for the last 13 years to help ensure that minority groups, women and children, and other …

FCC Releases Report & Order on Broadband Data Collection 

Washington, D.C. (July 18, 2019) –  On July 11, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) circulated a highly anticipated Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the topic of broadband data collection and mapping, which will be considered for adoption at the FCC’s August 1st Open Meeting. The Report and Order (Order) establishes the “Digital Opportunity Data …