Connected Nation honored among the Best Places to Work for the 11th time

The national nonprofit was ranked in the top 20 for -sized employer Bowling Green, Ky. (June 13, 2022) – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has once again named Connected Nation (CN) among the Best Places to Work in Kentucky—awarding the organization with a 20th place ranking in the small-sized employer category (those employing 15-149 U.S. employees). “We value our employees …

Orange County launches technology plan, bringing broadband awareness to the community

Orange County, Texas (June 13, 2022) — Orange County, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) and the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC), have released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access across the community. The Orange County broadband engagement, along with similar engagements in Jefferson and …

Why are you staying? Exploring the Great Resignation

Columbus, Ohio (June 8, 2022) — The pandemic brought about significant changes, one of which was a mass exodus of the workforce, often referred to as The Great Resignation. Many people, at all career levels and positions, decided to leave the brick-and-mortar world behind. Personal or family illness, and the shift to online schooling for young children were among the …

What state leaders must do to access billions of dollars in broadband funding for rural communities

Lexington, Ky. and Nashville, Tenn. (June 8, 2022) – The pandemic raised awareness about the millions of Americans still without adequate access to broadband (high-speed internet). As a result, federal lawmakers approved an unprecedented amount of funding to expand the nation’s current internet infrastructure particularly in rural areas. Brent Legg, who serves as the Vice President of Government Affairs for …

Broadband survey results and action plan bring learning and expanded opportunities to Jefferson County

Jefferson County, Texas (June 6, 2022) – Jefferson County, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) and the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC), have released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access across the community. The Jefferson County broadband engagement was sponsored by the SETRPC. From February …

Wichita County releases Technology Action Plan designed to increase digital literacy and broadband adoption

Wichita County, Texas (June 6, 2022) — Wichita 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 high-speed internet access across the community. This project was generously funded by the Priddy Foundation, headquartered in Wichita Falls, which supports the welfare, education, health, and growth …

NTIA shares new tool to help tribal leaders create unique broadband plans

Lansing, Michigan (June 2, 2022) – Earlier this month, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) shared a new tool that will help Native American tribes design broadband strategies to address the technology challenges facing tribal lands. The Tribal Broadband Planning Toolkit is being released at a pivotal time, as the NTIA works to allocate approximately $2 billion in grants …

Hardin County releases broadband survey results and communitywide plan for increasing access and adoption

Hardin County, Texas (June 1, 2022) – Hardin County, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) and the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC), have released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access across the community. From February to March 2022, residents, business owners, government leaders, first responders, …

Sign up now for free digital skills training and remote job placement – The next class starts on June 15th

Fort Campbell, Kentucky (May 26, 2022) – Digital Works (DW), a program developed by national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN), is offering digital skill training and job placement assistance to KY residents and military spouses, veterans, veteran spouses, and active/transitioning soldiers living in the Fort Campbell area, includes part of Tennessee). Applications are now being accepted for the next class, which starts …

Connected Nation wins four Telly Awards for ‘National conversation on the Digital Divide’

Bowling Green, Kentucky (May 26, 2022) – Connected Nation (CN) was honored this week with four wins in the 43rd annual Telly Awards — two silver and two bronze. CN  received two silver statues for a package of stories produced for its November 2021 livestream event, “A national conversation on the Digital Divide” in the “series: social impact” category, and …