Senator Gary Peters Calls on FCC to Expand Rural Broadband Access

Published by 9&10 News on June 13, 2019 By Charlie Tinker Whether you’re trying to run a business, doing your shopping online or just trying to get by and stay connected in this digital age, the internet is increasingly something we cannot do without. Yet, many rural communities in Northern Michigan still lack critical access to broadband internet. US Senator …

An Increased Federal Focus on Ubiquitous Broadband

Washington, D.C. (June 14, 2019) –  This quarter has seen a flurry of broadband legislation and programs aimed at increasing high-speed internet access and adoption across the country. Our policy team tracks these developments closely as we work to get broadband deployed in even the most unserved of communities. Below are just a few of the items we are following: …

State Program Director, Connected Texas

Status: Open Location: Texas (telework eligible) Full-time, Exempt Posted: June 14, 2019 Under the guidance of Connected Nation, the State Program Director of Connected Texas will provide primary management and administrative project oversight and support for Connected Texas’s state strategy.  This includes developing and leading a coordinated initiative for broadband capacity building, broadband inventory mapping, local and regional technology planning, …

Eleven Years and Counting: The UN Goal to Connect Every Adult in the World by 2030

Yep…We Said “World” by Jessica Denson Director of Communications, Connected Nation (June 13, 2019) – The straightforward title of a new United Nations report, The Age of Digital Interdependence Report, perhaps says it all: People no longer just want access to a digital world, they need it. That is especially true for vulnerable populations that could benefit in immediate and …

Accelerating the Deployment of High-Speed Internet Access

FCC Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Meeting Held Washington, D.C. (June 13, 2019) – The Federal Communications Commission is taking steps to accelerate the deployment of broadband to more communities. Today, the re-chartered Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) is meeting in Washington, D.C. It’s the first meeting since BDAC was reconstituted by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. Members of the committee include representatives …

Human Resources Manager

Status: Open Location: Louisville, KY or Bowling Green, KY Full-time, Exempt Posted: June 12, 2019 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 of human resources including recruitment, employee relations, …

Missouri Rural Broadband Expansion Continues With $24.1 Million From FCC

Published by KBIA Radio on June 12, 2019 By Columbia Missourian & Galen Bacharier  For years, rural Missouri residents have suffered from a lack of broadband internet access. New federal funding totaling $24.1 million will expand that access for nearly 10,000 Missouri homes over the next decade, the Federal Communications Commission announced Monday. Funding applications for two companies, Co-Mo Connect …

Virginia takes a big step on rural broadband

Published by The Franklin News Post on June 12, 2019 Technology was supposed to bring about “the death of distance” and allow people to work anywhere they wanted to live. Instead, just the opposite has happened. A “great divergence” — as some economists call it —is piling jobs upon jobs in certain high-tech capitals while leaving rural communities behind. There …