It’s time for even more women to take on tech

Published on: March 22, 2021

Bowling Green, Kentucky (March 22, 2021) – A trend emerges every year when Connected Nation’s staff marks Women’s History Month—stories emerge of women who have had a huge impact on technology that we use in our everyday lives.  From the world’s first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace, to the current CEO at YouTube and one of Google’s first employees, Susan Wojcicki, women have …

POLICY BRIEF: The FCC Releases Report and Order for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program 

Published on: March 4, 2021

Washington, DC (March 4, 2021) – Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously voted to adopt a Report and Order that establishes and implements a $3.2 billion federal digital inclusion program that provides qualifying households discounts on their internet service bills and an opportunity to receive a discount on a computer or tablet. The temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) …

The Future of Telehealth: how Covid-19 is changing the delivery of virtual care

Published on: March 3, 2021

House members hear expert testimony, discuss the use of telehealth in America Washington, DC (March 2, 2021) – Lawmakers today are tackling how best to leverage telehealth as part of America’s health care system post-pandemic. “This is a bipartisan issue,” said Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA). “Expanding telehealth has been a long-standing issue that we’ve needed to address.  I think it’s …

House members quiz telehealth experts on future of virtual health care in America

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“Providers and patients like telehealth, so let’s do our best not to mess this up.” Washington, D.C. (March 3, 2021) – U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), perhaps, understands better than anyone in Congress the positive impact last year’s expansion of telehealth services can have on a family. “Sorry, I’m a little later to the discussion, I was just on the …

The Future of Telehealth: how Covid-19 is changing the delivery of virtual care

Published on: March 2, 2021

House members hear expert testimony, discuss the use of telehealth in America Washington, DC (March 2, 2021) – Lawmakers today are tackling how best to leverage telehealth as part of America’s health care system post-pandemic. “This is a bipartisan issue,” said Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA). “Expanding telehealth has been a long-standing issue that we’ve needed to address.  I think it’s …

DATA: African Americans are less likely to have broadband at home

Published on: February 15, 2021

Honoring Black History Month By Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Bowling Green, (February 15, 2021) – This month, Connected Nation, like many groups and individuals around the country, is taking time to mark Black History Month. It is a time to not only celebrate Black history makers but also to examine critical issues that impact African American communities. Connected Nation’s …

DATA: African Americans are less likely to have broadband at home

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Honoring Black History Month By Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation This month, Connected Nation, like many groups and individuals around the country, is taking time to mark Black History Month. It is a time to not only celebrate Black history makers but also to examine critical issues that impact African American communities. Connected Nation’s mission as a national nonprofit is …

Giving voice: social media usage in the black community

Published on: February 11, 2021

Celebrating Black History Month by Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation This February, Connected Nation, like many groups and individuals around the country, is taking time to mark Black History Month. It is important to remember that it is not only a time to celebrate and lift up Black history makers but also an opportunity to share stories and points-of-view that …

Wham! Connected Nation’s greatest hits of 2020

Published on: December 14, 2020

By Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Bowling Green, KY (December 14, 2020) – Every year, during the holidays, my friends circulate this ridiculous challenge — try not to be “Whammed!” Basically, the person who goes the longest without hearing the original version of “Last Christmas” by Wham! wins. We’re not the only ones. The challenge is so popular that it …

POLICY BRIEF: Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Announces Phase 1 winners

Published on: December 11, 2020

This week, the FCC announced the winners of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I Auction, where 180 bidders won in 49 states and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The funding will serve 5.2 million unserved homes and businesses, with 99.7% of the locations receiving speeds of at least 100/20 Mbps coverage. The FCC also said, in a …