Résumé Tips – Is Your Résumé WAH (Work-At-Home) Ready?

Published on: September 4, 2019

Bowling Green, KY. (September 4, 2019) – The process of finding a job can be overwhelming.  Not only must you dedicate time and energy into looking for work, but you also have to do it the right way. Looking for remote work can be even trickier, but don’t despair — there are part-time, temporary, and even full-time WAH (work-at-home) opportunities …

VIDEO: One Company’s Work to Connect Rural Ohio

Published on: September 3, 2019

‘Everybody needs broadband’ Bascom, OH. (September 3, 2019) – Bascom Communications’ General Manager understands how important high-speed internet (broadband) is to rural communities—that’s because he lives and works in one. “You know, everybody needs broadband. It can be used for anything,” said Nate Brickner, who lives in Bascom.  “You know from watching television to running your tractor. It’s definitely needed …

Digital Inclusion in the Gig Economy

Published on: August 29, 2019

  Bowling Green, Ky. (Augsut 29, 2019) – As advocates of broadband and related technologies, Connected Nation is steadfastly committed to ensuring that no one is left behind. Technology empowers communities and individuals by giving them a gateway to an abundance of online resources including job resources and opportunities. Access to high-speed internet does not only provide Americans with information …

From Phone to Fiber: How One Company is Connecting Parts of Rural Ohio

Published on: August 28, 2019

“I think we’re providing big-city access to rural people.” by Jessica Denson, Director of Communications Connected Nation Bascom, OH. (August 28, 2019) – When Pauline O’Connor wrote to Connected Nation earlier this year, she made it clear just how disconnected she felt. “Having lived in the ‘Bermuda triangle of communications’ running from south of McCutchenville, east to Sycamore and north on …

$4.9 billion: These states got the most of the FCC’s funding for broadband expansion

Published on: August 27, 2019

by Jessica Denson, Director of Communications Connected Nation Louisville, Ky. (August 27, 2019) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently authorized $4.9 billion over the next decade for “maintaining, improving, and expanding rural broadband.”  The funds are earmarked for expanding high-speed internet (broadband) in 39 states and American Samoa, including 44,243 locations on Tribal lands. The announcement was made Thursday, …

UPDATE: FCC Releases Report & Order on Broadband Data Collection

Published on: August 15, 2019

Washington, D.C. (August 15, 2019) – At the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) August 1 Open Meeting, the Commission approved a highly anticipated Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the topic of broadband data collection and mapping. The Report and Order (Order) establishes the “Digital Opportunity Data Collection,” distinct from the current data collection process called …

Worlds Apart: How One Woman Went From Having High-Speed Internet Access to Living a Rural Nightmare

Published on: August 7, 2019

Meigs County, OH (August 7, 2019) – Imagine being able to access high-speed internet for most of your life, then it is all taken after one move. This is the reality for Janice Forler. Access is no longer available to her due to poor connection and the lack of broadband (high-speed internet) infrastructure in rural Ohio. Before moving to Meigs …

Weeding Out Illegitimate Work-at-Home Opportunities

Published on: July 29, 2019

Be on the lookout for these red flags! Bowling Green, KY. (July 29, 2019) – You’ve been looking for a work-from-home job forever — and you finally found it (or at least you think you did). It offers great pay and perfect hours, a fit made in heaven… right? However, before you rush to give out your personal information, make sure …

Using Location Intelligence to Connect Communities

Published on: July 26, 2019

Connected Nation at the 2019 Esri User Conference by Ashley Hitt and Brian Dudek Earlier this month, staff from Connected Nation’s GIS Services department attended the Esri User Conference in San Diego, California, marking the ninth year that CN staff members have been in attendance. Esri is the market leader in GIS (geographic information systems) software, bringing over 17,000 attendees …

Working to Expand Diversity and Digital Empowerment in America

Published on: July 24, 2019

Lexington, KY. (July 23, 2019) – Digital inclusion is a cornerstone of Connected Nation’s mission to bring broadband (high-speed internet) access to all people — no matter where they live or where they began. The nonprofit’s Director of Digital Inclusion, Heather Gate, has worked for the last 13 years to help ensure that minority groups, women and children, and other …