Panelists announced for national conversation on the Digital Divide, free event to broadcast live from 3 US cities

20 years | 3 US cities | 1-of-a-kind event   Bowling Green, Ky. (October 7, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN) is marking 20 years of service in 2021 by hosting “A national conversation on the Digital Divide.” This one-of-a-kind, live event will take placeWednesday, November 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (eastern). Registration is free at cn20.org. Panelists will …

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund: What’s up with the wait for Phase II?

Lansing, Michigan (September 24, 2021) – The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) provides a unique opportunity to expand access to fixed broadband and voice service to millions of unserved homes and small businesses in rural America. There’s one problem—a hold up when it comes to Phase II of the $20.4 billion program. “This comes up a lot when we’re talking …

20 years of connecting the nation: a national conversation on the Digital Divide

Bowling Green, Ky. (September 21, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN) is marking 20 years of service in 2021 by hosting a one-of-a-kind, live event that will air nationally from three US cities on Wednesday, November 17 from 11am to 3pm (eastern). Registration for the live event is free at cn20.org. “We have been focused on closing the Digital Divide for …

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 …

Your Input Needed to Develop an Internet Technology Action Plan For St. Clair County

St. Clair County, Mich. (November 9, 2020) – The St. Clair 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. “In today’s world, access to broadband internet access shouldn’t depend on where you live,” said Kevin D. Miller, Ph.D., St. Clair County RESA Superintendent. …

How’s Your Internet Connection? Lake County Launches New Effort to Expand Broadband Access

Lake County, Mich. (October 29, 2020) – The Lake County Broadband Committee has launched a new initiative to help expand and improve high-speed internet (broadband) access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations. The county will leverage the Connected Community Engagement Program, in partnership with Connected Nation (CN), to develop a Technology Action Plan that addresses …

How’s Your Internet Connection? Lake County Launches New Effort to Expand Broadband Access

Lake County, Mich. (October 29, 2020) – The Lake County Broadband Committee has launched a new initiative to help expand and improve high-speed internet (broadband) access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations. The county will leverage the Connected Community Engagement Program, in partnership with Connected Nation (CN), to develop a Technology Action Plan that addresses …

From Phone to Fiber: How One Company is Connecting Parts of Rural Ohio

“I think we’re providing big-city access to rural people.” by Jessica Denson, Director of Communications Connected Nation Bascom, OH. (August 28, 2019) – When Pauline O’Connor wrote to Connected Nation earlier this year, she made it clear just how disconnected she felt. “Having lived in the ‘Bermuda triangle of communications’ running from south of McCutchenville, east to Sycamore and north on …

From Georgia to Minnesota: State Lawmakers are Taking Bipartisan Action for Rural Broadband

Bowling Green, KY (May 2, 2019) – Federal legislators have taken action in recent months to begin expansion of rural broadband across the U.S.  But, many state lawmakers are not waiting for federal funding to come through before taking steps of their own. The number of states passing or introducing bills to support the expansion of rural broadband access, adoption, …

Rural Broadband Funding: New Deadlines, Planning for Investment

Bowling Green, KY (April 25, 2019) – The USDA has extended the deadline for grant applications to its ReConnect Program. The program is focused on efforts that will expand broadband in rural America. The first round of applications are now due on May 31. In this first round of funding, USDA is making available at least $600 million in rural broadband projects, …