Rural businesses, professionals face limited broadband access

Published on: October 21, 2019

Published by Farm and Dairy on October 17, 2019 By Sarah Donkin  This is the second of a three-part series on the issue of rural broadband access PLEASANT CITY, Ohio — If you walk into a retail store in southern Ohio, you might see a “cash only” sign sitting in the window. Cash, unlike credit card machines, does not rely …

Rural students, teachers part of about 1 million Ohioans with limited broadband access

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Published by Farm and Dairy on October 10, 2019 By Sarah Donkin This is the first of a three-part series on the issue of rural broadband access. CARROLLTON, Ohio — As other 4-H’ers worked with their animals or displayed their still projects at the Carroll County Fair in July, Leah Brown, 14, and Jessi Kramer, 15, set up in the …

FCC Authorizes Nearly $62 Million in Funding for Rural Broadband

Published on: October 17, 2019

The following press release was issued on October 10, 2019 by the FCC on its website. WASHINGTON —The Federal Communications Commission today authorized over $61.8 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to nearly 22,000 unserved rural homes and businesses in 14 states, representing the sixth wave of support from last year’s successful Connect America Fund Phase II …

Connected Nation’s Director of Digital Inclusion Named to FCC Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

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Washington, DC (October 17, 2019) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced in June that the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE) would be re-chartered. For the second time, Heather Gate, Director of Digital Inclusion, Connected Nation, has just been named to serve on the committee. “I was happy to learn that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai decided to …

Study Reveals Ramifications of Limited Rural Broadband Service On American Farmers

Published on: October 10, 2019

The following release and study were published this week by the United Soybean Board. Click here to read the original post.  ST. LOUIS (October 9, 2019) — A new study commissioned by the United Soybean Board (USB) reveals the lack of access to broadband in rural areas takes a significant toll on American farmers and the economy. According to “Rural Broadband …

STUDY: How Telemedicine Can Make Older Adults Healthier

Published on: October 3, 2019

The Technology May Also Improve Mortality Rates by Jessica Denson, Communications Director Connected Nation Louisville, Ky. (October 3, 2019) – New research published by the Journal of American Geriatrics Society points to telemedicine as a way to improve health outcomes in older adults.   The study reviewed current articles and data on telemedicine with a focus on older adults—those who are …

Increasing Broadband Investment in Low-Income Communities

Published on: September 26, 2019

An Update to the FCC Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee by Jessica Denson, Communications Director Connected Nation Washington, D.C. (September 26, 2019) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is tackling some big issues surrounding high-speed internet access in the U.S. with the help of its Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC). Those include disaster response and recovery, broadband infrastructure deployment, job skills …

How Connected Nation Ohio is Working to Bring Better Broadband Access to the Buckeye State

Published on: September 18, 2019

Columbus, OH (September 18, 2019) – Over the past couple years, rural areas of Ohio have struggled to keep a good broadband connection. Connected Nation Ohio has been working to change that. On Tuesday Sept. 17, Chris McGovern, Connected Nation’s Director of Research Development, did an interview with the WOSU “All Sides” radio show with Ann Fisher. During this interview, …

REPORT: All-fiber deployments to 90% of U.S. households achievable by 2029

Published on: September 17, 2019

The following was published in FierceTelecom on September 16, 2019  by Mike Robuck The Fiber Broadband Association released a study that said all-fiber deployments were on pace to hit about 50% of U.S. households by 2025. Furthermore, the study, which was done with consulting firm Cartesian, found that 90% of the U.S. households could have all-fiber networks by 2029 by …

FCC Authorizes Nearly $112.2 Million in Funding for Rural Broadband

Published on: September 12, 2019

The following is a press release sent out by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on September 12, 2019  Fifth Round of Funding from Connect America Fund Auction Starts This Month and Includes Nine States WASHINGTON, September 12, 2019—The Federal Communications Commission today authorized over $112.2 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to nearly 48,000 unserved rural …