VIDEO: Enhanced Broadband Coverage Maps for Every Texas County Released, Give New Insights on Access

Austin, TX (August 13, 2020) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) just released new broadband (high-speed internet) coverage maps that provide updated details on internet speeds and coverage for all 254 counties across the Lone Star State. The updated maps, which were initially released in January 2020, now include additional input from residents, businesses, and communities, as well as new, …

Digital Works Hit 1,000 Job Placements: Here’s How They Celebrated

Fort Campbell, Ky (August 12, 2020) – Last Thursday, Aug. 6, Digital Works (DW) and Connected Nation (CN) employees gathered to celebrate the major milestone of hitting 1,000 job placements. The celebration took place at the Digital Works location in Oak Grove, Ky., across from Fort Campbell, where classes for military spouses and veterans were launched in February 2020. The celebration …

Tech Trends in a Pandemic World

Bowling Green, Ky (August 11, 2020) –In the second half of 2018, Connected Nation highlighted several technologies that had the potential to impact connectivity and how we use it. Now that we are halfway through 2020 and the impact of COVID-19 on the world and technology is starting to become much more apparent, let’s look back at those technologies and …

Health Care From Anywhere: Telehealth Before, During, and After the Pandemic

Lansing, MI. (August 10, 2020) – Connected Nation (CN), through its state program Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan), is hosting a series of free webinars focused on telehealth usage and advances for patients and doctors, and how the technology is impacting the health care industry as a whole.  Since the coronavirus outbreak, the need for telehealth and telemedicine has grown tremendously. …

Digital Works Celebrates 1,000 Job Placements for the Telework Training and Job Placement Program

Gov. Beshear, Second Lady Pence Join Us in Honoring Veteran Who Hit the Milestone Oak Grove, Ky (August 6, 2020) – Digital Works (DW) staff, graduates, and supporters gathered today to mark a major milestone for the digital training and career mentoring program: 1,000 job placements.  “Our Digital Works program was established in 2013 when we began to notice the …

POLICY BRIEF: Aligning the FCC’s Digital Opportunity Data Collection with the Broadband DATA Act

In July, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted to adopt a Second Report and Order and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that sets in motion the rollout of Form 477 modernization and paves the way for better broadband mapping and data from the Commission. As reported in a previous Connected Nation Policy Brief, in 2019 the Commission approved a …

Bastrop County Broadband Access Under Review

The following article was published by The Statesman on August 4, 2020. With the need for broadband internet access heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bastrop County is partnering with a nonprofit to analyze accessibility around the county. The county’s newly formed Bastrop County Broadband Committee has partnered with the nonprofit Connected Nation Texas to identify areas with deficient internet access …

How Connected is Texas? Updated Broadband Coverage Maps Give New Insights

Enhanced Maps for Every Texas County Include More Resident Feedback, Provider Data Austin, TX (August 4, 2020) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) just released new broadband (high-speed internet) coverage maps that provide updated details on internet speeds and coverage for all 254 counties across the Lone Star State. The maps now include additional input from residents, businesses, and communities, as well …

The Efforts to Close the Digital Divide for North Texas Students

The following story was published by NBC 5 in Dallas, Texas on July 30, 2020. The pandemic has pushed us further into the digital world. But not everyone was ready for it. When the shutdown began, Dr. Rebecca Good, superintendent of Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy, said nearly all of her 1,800 students needed computers. “Most of our parents are low …

Schools prepare videos, school packets for kids without internet

The following story was published on KXAN on July 31, 2020 BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Connected Nation will release its latest Texas broadband availability maps Friday. The nonprofit updates the maps every six months to analyze the access to high-speed internet across the counties. In Bastrop County, the broadband map shows there is 100% high-speed internet access under the …