Celebrating the Women of Connected Nation: Maddie Garnett

Editor’s note: In honor of Women’s History Month, we are profiling the women at Connected Nation. From leadership roles to internship positions, these women are using their skills and experiences at every level of the organization to fulfill our mission to expand broadband access, adoption, and use to all people. Bowling Green, Ky. (March 20, 2019) –  Maddie Garnett was …

Connected Nation Honored by PR News

Washington, D.C. (March 20, 2019) – Connected Nation was one of three nonprofits honored by PR News for its recent branding/re-branding work. The nonprofit launched its new look and tagline “Everyone Belongs” in 2018 after more than a year of research and work.  The new approach more effectively demonstrates Connected Nation’s commitment to creating an all-inclusive and diverse digital world. …

30 Years Later: What’s Next for the #WorldWideWeb

(March 19, 2019) – The World Wide Web celebrated its 30th birthday last week, and the man who started it all had something to say. Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote a blog for the Web Foundation, a group he founded, and addressed how far we’ve come, where we are now, and what’s next for the internet. “The web has become a …

Why Kids Should Learn to Code

Bowling Green, Ky. (March 19, 2019) – Technology is evolving at a staggering rate. For our children, the presence of technological gadgets constantly at their fingertips is simply commonplace. Behind all of those devices, mobile apps, websites, software applications, and video games is programming that instructs each thing on how to function the way we expect. A general understanding of …

Nearly $15 Million in Broadband Accessibility Grants Announced in Tennessee

Nashville, TN (March 19, 2019) – Gov. Bill Lee (R-TN) released details on $14.8 million in broadband accessibility grants. According to the governor’s website, the funds will be used to expand broadband service to “more than 8,300 households and businesses” across the state of Tennessee. “I am pleased to announce that we are getting our rural areas up to speed …

2019 Broadband Network Market by Demand, Development Platforms, Future Growth, Key Developers, Emerging Trends to 2024

Publsidhed by Honest Businessman in March 18, 2019 By Dengale Avanti Lack of rural broadband availability continues to impede on the prospect of a fully penetrated fixed broadband market. However, broadband companies are focusing on ways to reduce the gap in high-speed internet access in hard-to-reach areas of the country. And Microsoft recently launched the Rural Airband Initiative, which aims to bring better …

Celebrating the Women of Connected Nation: Ashley Hitt

Editor’s note: In honor of Women’s History Month, we are profiling the women at Connected Nation. From leadership roles to internship positions, these women are using their skills and experiences at every level of the organization to fulfill our mission to expand broadband access, adoption, and use to all people. Louisville, Ky. (March 18, 2019) – Ashley Hitt didn’t dream …

ANOTHER VIEW: A Smart City For All

Published by The Grunion on March 15, 2019 By Lena Gonzalez Cities and states across the nation are grappling with ways to get their most vulnerable and underserved residents connected to the internet. With recent rulings by the Federal Communications Commission to limit local regulations concerning 5G wireless technologies, it has become even more critical for cities to act now …

People to Know in Nonprofits: Ashley Hitt

Published by Louisville Business First on March 15, 2019 By Kevin McGloshen Ashley Littell Hitt, director, GIS services, Connected Nation Years in current job: 12 Years in the nonprofit field: 15 What is the greatest need of your nonprofit organization? Likely similar to other nonprofits — funding. Most nonprofits typically have to do more with less than ideal resources, whether …

Despite Bipartisan Support, Accurate Broadband Data is Still Lacking

Bowling Green, KY. (March 14, 2019) – Perhaps one of the most bipartisan issues in today’s otherwise highly divisive Congress is the belief that our nation’s broadband maps are unreliable and need to be fixed. Last year, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a group of fellow Republicans and Democrats in writing a letter to the FCC …