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 …

Statement from Connected Nation Chairman & CEO Thomas W. Ferree applauding the designation of Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting Chair of the FCC

Published on: January 21, 2021

Washington, DC. (January 21, 2021) – Thomas W. Ferree, Chairman & CEO of Connected Nation, released the following statement on the designation of Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC): “We applaud President Biden’s designation of Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting Chair of the FCC. As a commissioner at the agency, she has been a tireless champion …

Statement from Connected Nation Chairman & CEO Thomas W. Ferree congratulating President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President Kamala D. Harris on their inauguration

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Washington, DC. (January 20, 2021) – Thomas W. Ferree, Chairman & CEO of Connected Nation, released the following statement of congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration earlier today: “I am heartened today by the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris and their stated commitment to close the gaps that divide us, …

2021 E-rate filing window announced, more than $4 billion available to support, improve school and library connectivity

Published on: January 6, 2021

Connect K-12 site offers free and transparent pricing, bandwidth data for school district and state leaders looking to maximize E-rate funding Washington, DC. (January 6, 2021) – Soon, school districts across the country can once again apply for federal E-rate funding to support and improve internet connectivity and classroom Wi-Fi.  The Universal Service Administration Company (USAC), which administers the program …