African-American History Maker in Technology: Roy L. Clay

Celebrating Black History Month Bowling Green, Ky. (February 13, 2020) – To honor Black History Month, Connected Nation is paying tribute to some of the most influential African-American innovators in technology. Roy L. Clay is a computer science pioneer who was dubbed the “Godfather of Silicon Valley.” He is best known for developing new software for Hewlett-Packard (HP) computers. Over 50 …

Digital Works at Fort Campbell Seeks to Lower High Unemployment Rate among Military Spouses

Oak Grove, Ky. (February 13, 2020) – The good news for 2020 is that the economy is booming. The U.S. labor market added 225,000 jobs in January and wages climbed 3.1 percent from a year earlier. Eric Winograd, senior economist at AllianceBernstein, told the Wall Street Journal that “the labor market and the consumer are the strength of the economy …

Rep. Scherer and Connected Nation Ohio Host Public Meeting on Rural Broadband, Improving Broadband Maps

Circleville, OH (February 11, 2020) –State Rep. Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) will host a public meeting on Tuesday, February 18, to discuss updated broadband coverage maps for Ohio and to hear from constituents about current issues with internet access. Connected Nation Ohio (CN Ohio), a local subsidiary of the national nonprofit Connected Nation, will provide an overview of the current broadband …

New Bi-partisan Grant Program Seeks to Make NC ‘first in digital inclusion’ by 2022

The following article was published in WRAL TechWire on February 10, 2020 RALEIGH — By 2020, every county in North Carolina will have a digital inclusion plan. That’s the goal of a new grant program, Building a New Digital Economy in NC (BAND-NC), rolled out by NC State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) today. BAND-NC, which  launched with initial support from Roanoke …

Hill Country Counties Partner Up to Fight Digital Divide

Published by the San Antonio Business Journal on Feb. 6, 2020 by Steven Santana Three counties north of San Antonio will team up with broadband access advocacy group, Connected Nation Texas, to create Technology Action Plans to bring high-speed internet access to rural Hill Country communities. Blanco, Burnet and Llano county officials joined CN Texas, a subsidiary of the national …

How Telemedicine Can Solve the U.S. Rural Health Crisis

Published by AcademyHealth By Alisahah Cole, M.D. Patrice Walker, M.D. (February 5, 2020) – Telemedicine is an essential part of the solution to America’s rural health crisis. It reduces travel and cost barriers while expanding the availability of basic and specialized care in areas with severe shortages of health providers. But the sad truth is that, too often, the communities that would …

Human Resources Manager

Incumbent: Vacant Reports to: Chief Executive Officer Location: Louisville, KY or Bowling Green, KY Status: Full-time, Exempt Posted: February 5, 2020 The Human Resources Manager guides and manages the overall provision of human resources services, policies and programs for Connected Nation and its subsidiaries. The Human Resources Manager provides professional level support and manages the operation of all functional areas …

VIDEO: The USDA Answers Your Questions on Funding for Rural Broadband

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has begun taking applications for the second round of $550 million in ReConnect Program in grants and loans for rural broadband expansion.  But there have been questions from state and local leaders, small internet service providers, and community stakeholders about how to apply and who would qualify for this funding. That’s why Connected Nation recently …

Hill Country Counties Take Action to Expand High-Speed Internet Access to All Families, Businesses

  Blanco, Burnet, and Llano Counties, TX (February 5, 2020) – Three Texas counties recently launched a regional effort to connect more families, businesses, farmers, and community organizations to broadband (high-speed internet). Leaders in Blanco, Burnet, and Llano counties are coming together to develop Technology Action Plans for the area—and are asking for input from those directly impacted. “Having access …