Computer Science Education Week: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

Published on: December 5, 2018

“Computer science is one of the few policy issues that can address both foundational education needs and workforce development demands for a state’s future workforce.” ~Code.org Advocacy Coalition The evolution of technology has created new and exciting opportunities for us to achieve the unimaginable and reach heights that were once beyond our grasp. With computing technology, a cardiologist can perform …

VIDEO: Engaging Communities in Their Broadband Future

Published on: November 27, 2018

Bowling Green, KY. (November 14, 2018) – Digital inclusion means going beyond connecting to the internet or posting photos on Facebook. It means improving quality of life through technology. Connected Nation VP of Community Affairs, Eric Frederick, sat down with RFD-TV during Digital Inclusion Week (October 15- 21) to discuss why digital inclusion and broadband are important to all communities. “Digital inclusion is the idea that …

Mapping the Digital Divide: How GIS is Impacting Lives

Published on: November 14, 2018

November 14, 2018 – Today we recognize GIS Day, established in 1999 to show how location intelligence through the use of geographic information systems (GIS) touches everyone. It is now a global event that demonstrates how far GIS extends into people’s lives and provides a forum for users to showcase their unique accomplishments using GIS. Connected Nation uses GIS to better …

Better Broadband Mapping for More Informed Citizens

Published on: October 18, 2018

Louisville, Ky. (October 18, 2018) – As International Digital Inclusion Week continues (October 15-19, 2018), we at Connected Nation are working diligently to improve lives by providing innovative solutions that expand the access, adoption, and use of high-speed internet and its related technologies to all people – we believe that everyone belongs in a Connected Nation. However, as International Digital …

Using Digital Inclusion to Fight Extreme Poverty         

Published on: October 17, 2018

Much can be said about how technology has transformed the world. More importantly, the internet and other broadband-related technologies have empowered us to reach heights that were unfathomable less than 50 years ago. Today we are able to stay connected not only in our neighborhoods and communities, but with people across the world. We can send money across the globe …

900 Jobs and Counting: Digital Works Reaches Major Milestone

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Bowling Green, Ky. (October 17, 2018) – Connected Nation is celebrating its 900th job placement through its Digital Works℠ (DW) program. This one-of-a-kind job-creation program, launched in 2013, was developed specifically to meet the growing demand for online and digitally trained workers. “This is an extraordinary milestone for us, and we are very proud of the hard work and impact …

Why YOU Should Care About Digital Inclusion

Published on: October 15, 2018

Louisville, Ky. (October 15, 2018) – Before I started working at Connected Nation, the terms “digital exclusion” and “Digital Divide” never crossed my mind. Why would they? I have fast, reliable internet access pretty much any time I want it. I use it every single day. Among dozens of other tasks I do online, I pay my bills, track my …

Connected Nation Launches Digital Job Training Program Geared to Military Spouses and Veterans

Published on: September 10, 2018

Elizabethtown, Ky. (September 10, 2018) – A pilot program from Connected Nation is now providing digital job and customer service training geared specifically for the unique needs of military spouses and veterans. A press conference was held last week in Elizabethtown to officially announce that Digital Works℠ (DW) classes were being offered near Fort Knox at Elizabethtown Community and Technical …

Upgrading McCamey, Texas: The Plan that Lead to Positive Change

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McCamey, TX (September 5, 2018) – In February of this year, the Upton County Broadband Committee released its Technology Action Plan. It took six months of work to develop. Once  complete it provided a comprehensive look at broadband and its related technologies across the county—including in McCamey, Texas. “Connected Nation helped guide us through the process,” said Alicia Sanchez, Executive …