Affordable and accessible broadband for all – even those who are aging

How one community in Michigan bridged the Digital Divide for one of its most underserved populations Pittsburg, Pennsylvania (May 9, 2022) – Affordable housing is available throughout the country for individuals, families, and senior citizens who meet the necessary income criteria for eligibility. Those who qualify are often considered to be in the low to moderate income range. According to …

Biden Administration Awards Nearly $77 Million to Expand Internet Access for Dozens of Tribes

The following is a press release that was issued by National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on May 4, 2022. News Media Contact: NTIA, Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002, press@ntia.gov WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it has awarded 19 grants as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program. Andy Berke, NTIA’s Special Representative for Broadband, …

Foard County Broadband Committee seeking feedback from local community

Foard County, Texas (May 3, 2022) – The Foard County Broadband Committee is urging the local community to participate in a survey about internet connectivity. Foard County residents, business owners, ranchers, ag-producers, first responders, community institutions, and healthcare officials are invited to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess internet needs and uses throughout the county. Residents can complete …

Haskell County releases broadband survey results and Technology Action Plan

Comprehensive plan will help small Texas community tackle local connectivity needs and more Haskell County, Texas (April 29, 2022) – Haskell County, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), has released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and Technology Action Plan designed to increase access across the community. From September 2021 to January 2022, residents, business owners, government …

Connected Nation’s digital training program to host a virtual ‘Digital Works Internet Safety Workshop’ on April 28

Fort Campbell, Kentucky (April 26, 2022) – Digital Works, a program developed by the national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN), is opening the door to remote employment opportunities for Kentucky residents and the Fort Campbell military community by providing in-demand digital skills training at no cost to participants. Those interested in learning more about internet safety are invited to join us …

C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California lands first place, largest cash prize at the national Kids Tech Summit

Virtual event – (April 25, 2021) – C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California (C5LA) earned top honors at the national Kids Tech Summit held Friday, April 22. The friendly competition was hosted by national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN) and sponsored by AT&T’s Connected Learning program. The virtual event featured competitors from four student teams that represented nonprofits from across the …

Rural Digital Opportunity Fund support authorized for 1,345 winning bids

The below public notice was issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on April 15, 2022. Click here to see the full list of winning bids (Attachment A) announced by the FCC. PUBLIC NOTICE FOLLOWS AU Docket No. 20-34 WC Docket No. 19-126 WC Docket No. 10-90 By this Public Notice, the Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB), in conjunction with the …

Public safety agencies are using broadband in essential ways

Lansing, Michigan (April 14, 2022) – This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, when Americans recognize the 90,000 emergency operators, 911 dispatchers, and other communications experts who answer more than 240 million emergency calls per year. For many public safety agencies, broadband and communications tools that rely on high-speed internet are becoming an increasingly important part of their work. …

Connected Nation invites teachers, parents to host watch parties, cheer on student teams for the national Kids Tech Summit

Bowling Green, Kentucky (April 12, 2021) – The national Kids Tech Summit will take place in less than 10 days on Friday, April 22 at 4pm (eastern). The finals for this event will feature four student teams from organizations located across the country –  from New Jersey to Hawai’i. This friendly competition, which is hosted by national nonprofit Connected Nation …