Small change, big impact: Connected Nation program helping communities expand internet access gets refresh

Connected Community Engagement Program rebrands to better reflect work to improve connectivity across the country Bowling Green, Kentucky (September 14, 2021) – A lot has changed in the last year but from change comes opportunity–for the Connected Community Engagement Program (Connected) that means rebranding to more accurately reflect how the program helps communities, counties, and states. Connected is a Connected …

Eaton County Broadband Communication Council launches work to improve countywide internet access, speeds

Eaton County, Michigan (September 1, 2021) – The Eaton County Broadband Communication Council just launched a new effort to expand and improve high-speed internet access across Eaton County. A kickoff summit was held today in the Board of Commissioners Room at the Eaton County Courthouse, with attendees representing a wide range of local government, economic development, business, education, and other …

Midland County Broadband Committee releases findings and recommendations for improving internet access, speeds

More than 1,400 surveys completed across county provide key data points for new Technology Action Plan Midland County, Michigan (April 8, 2021) – The Midland County Broadband Committee just released its findings and recommendations for improving broadband (high-speed internet) access and speeds across the county. The Committee, working in partnership with Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan), collected data from 1,438 …

Don’t get mad about bad internet access in your community, get even.

If you’re a leader in your community, you’ve probably heard it all when it comes to internet problems. “My internet is too slow.” “Why do I only have one choice of internet providers.” “I’m tired of going to the fast-food place to help my kids do homework.” “Can you play this cat video for me?” Okay, that last one was …

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

 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 …

Deadline Extended: Midland County needs your help to improve internet access, speeds for businesses and homes

Midland County, Mich. (January 13, 2020) – The Midland County Broadband Committee is working to create a Technology Action Plan that will expand and improve high-speed internet access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations. The committee is asking for input from as many people and groups as possible to ensure the plan accurately reflects the internet …

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

Your input needed to develop Technology Action Plan for county Huron County, Mich. (December 16, 2020) – The Huron County Economic Development Corporation(EDC) and the recently formed Huron County Broadband Committee just launched a new initiative to help expand and improve high-speed internet access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations. “The Huron County EDC is constantly working …

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

Your input needed to develop Technology Action Plan for county Huron County, Mich. (December 16, 2020) – The Huron County Economic Development Corporation(EDC) and the recently formed Huron County Broadband Committee just launched a new initiative to help expand and improve high-speed internet access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations. “The Huron County EDC is constantly working …

Overcome being overwhelmed: building a path to connectivity in all communities

We know it’s tough right now.   Kids are struggling with internet access for remote learning, adults are having difficulty connecting for telework or telehealth appointments, and businesses need broadband immediately to survive.  It is tough—really tough. But, especially so, for local community leaders who must wear multiple hats and try to solve the connectivity problem for everyone. “Most of …

Midland County committee works to assess and improve broadband access and use throughout the area

Residents, businesses, community organizations input needed to develop countywide technology action plan  Midland County, Mich. (December 4, 2020) – The Midland County Broadband Committee is right now working to develop a county-specific Technology Action Plan. The committee is made up of local stakeholders who are focused on finding solutions for improving internet connectivity countywide. “Broadband connectivity has long been a need in …