Connected Nation Response to the State of the Union Address

Bowling Green, Ky. (February 6, 2019) –  Connected Nation Chairman and CEO Tom Ferree released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address: “We look forward to the efforts of the Trump Administration and the new Congress as they work together to build a better future for the millions of Americans who still find …

AUDIO: A Conversation with the Founder of Black Girls Code

The following is a transcript from Broadband Conversation – a podcast hosted by FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.  She talked with Kimberly Bryant, the founder of Black Girls Code, on October 31, 2018.  Bryant and Rosenwercel discussed “how we can encourage more girls, especially girls of color, to be interested in technology and how through that work we can help close the …

Celebrating Black History Month: How Technology Can Help Uplift Minorities in Higher Education

Bowling Green, KY. (January 4, 2019) – There’s no denying that technology has changed the way we live. One area it has changed tremendously is higher education. Tech programs, services, and high-speed internet have helped different groups, including minority students, grow and develop a better sense of community and education. As a college student myself, I wanted to learn how this growth in …

Connected Nation Named Finalist for National Award

Bowling Green, Ky. (February 4, 2019) – PR News has named Connected Nation a finalist in its Nonprofit Awards. The organization is among three finalists chosen in the brand/re-branding category. Connected Nation launched its new look and tagline “Everyone Belongs” in 2018 to more effectively demonstrate its commitment to creating an all-inclusive and diverse digital world. “Being an innovative, impactful …

African American History Makers in Technology

(February 1, 2019) – For more than a century, African Americans have been helping to shape the future of technology in our country. However, their contributions are often overlooked. Connected Nation’s mission to find innovative solutions to expand access to and boost the adoption of broadband (high-speed internet) and its related technologies is rooted in the idea that everyone belongs …

The Military Spouse Employment Plight

The following article was published in Forbes. Connected Nation has been working with military spouses and veterans to help close the below unemployment gap through our Digital Works program. To learn more about our recent efforts in the Fort Knox, Kentucky area, click here.   Several military spouses we’ve helped through our Digital Works program shared their stories with Connected Nation. Click …

Connected Nation Again Named Among Best Places to Work in Kentucky

Bowling Green, Ky. (January 24, 2019) – Connected Nation, Inc. (CN) has again been named among the Best Places to Work in Kentucky. This is the 8th year the nonprofit has received the distinction awarded through the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. “One of the things that makes this honor so special is that it signals that our employees feel supported …

Why Digital Inclusion is About Equality

Louisville, Ky. (Jan. 21, 2019) – Today, our nation officially recognizes the role Martin Luther King Jr. played in leading the civil rights movement during the 1960s and the terrible price he paid for being an advocate for equality. He was a Baptist minister who was born in Atlanta — the cradle of the South and of segregation. Despite the …

Broadband Service Expanding in Milton Township in Cass County

Published by South Bend Tribune on January 14, 2019 by Mary Beth Spalding Cass County, Mich. –  High-speed internet in one pocket of Cass County will get a boost this year as Milton Township invests in rolling out more fiber. The township board voted this past December to award $75,000 to Midwest Energy & Communications of Cassopolis to install five …

Broadband Access Map Unveiled in Kansas

Published by KSNT.COM on January 11, 2019 by Kelly Saberi TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Local leaders met at the state capitol today to improve broadband access across the state. A map was unveiled for the first time on Friday that illustrates broadband availability across the state. This is something local leaders said they have tried to develop for over 20 years. …