Final four named for national Kids Tech Summit competition hosted by Connected Nation

Published on: March 17, 2022

Bowling Green, Kentucky (March 17, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN) announced this week the four finalists in its national Kids Tech Summit. This friendly competition, which is sponsored by AT&T, provides an opportunity for students to use their digital skills to develop 100% student-led projects that directly benefit their communities and help narrow the Digital Divide. “We challenged those taking …

Connected Nation named among Best Places to Work for 11th time, continues to expand its workforce nationally

Published on: March 9, 2022

Bowling Green, Kentucky (March 9, 2022) – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has once again named Connected Nation (CN) one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky. This is the 11th time the national nonprofit, based in Bowling Green, Ky., has received the honor. “We are thrilled to once again be recognized as a ‘Best Places to Work,’ ” …

Connected Nation CEO Tom Ferree responds to President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union Address

Published on: March 2, 2022

Washington, DC (March 1, 2022) – Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO, Connected Nation, issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union Address: “Tonight, President Biden outlined his administration’s ambitious goal to make broadband access available and affordable to every home in America.  For more than two decades, our organization has been singularly focused on …

Connected Nation board member John Davies elected to elite National Academy of Engineering

Published on: February 17, 2022

Bowling Green, Kentucky (February 17, 2022) –  Connected Nation (CN) congratulates current board member and retired World Ahead, Intel Corp., Vice President, John Davies, for his election to the exclusive National Academy of Engineering (NAE). “This honor is among the highest of professional distinctions that is accorded an engineer, but it is no surprise to us that John was elected …

FCC ADOPTS RULES TO GIVE TENANTS IN APARTMENTS AND OFFICE BUILDINGS MORE TRANSPARENCY, COMPETITION AND CHOICE FOR BROADBAND SERVICE

Published on: February 16, 2022

The following is a press release issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on February 15, 2022 Order Bans Certain Revenue Sharing Agreements and Requires Providers to Clearly Disclose Marketing Practices for Broadband Service WASHINGTON, February 15, 2022—The Federal Communications Commission announced today that it has adopted rules to unlock broadband competition for those living and working in apartments, public …

Celebrating the role of Black churches in bridging the Digital Divide

Published on: February 15, 2022

Louisville, Kentucky (February 15, 2022) – February is Black History Month, and like many other nonprofits across the country, Connected Nation (CN) is seizing the opportunity to draw attention to the contributions of members of the Black community that are all too often overlooked. For CN, team members have focused on celebrating Black history makers who have contributed to technology …

How NTIA can best leverage its infrastructure bill programs to close the Digital Divide

Published on: February 9, 2022

Connected Nation makes recommendations to NTIA to maximize unprecedented federal investment in broadband expansion Washington, DC (February 9, 2022) – With the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)—also known as the “Infrastructure Bill”—last  November, Congress charged the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) with playing the leading role in closing America’s “Digital Divide” through partnerships with the …

This is what’s changing – and what isn’t – about the Emergency Broadband Benefit as it becomes the Affordable Connectivity Program

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Discounts on internet service will decrease for most, but the hope is more low-income households will enroll Bowling Green, Kentucky (February 9, 2022) – The new, federal broadband discount program might prove that “less really is more” as it lowers individual household internet discounts but seeks to register even more people in need. The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program was …

How a unique partnership is closing the Digital Divide in Jersey City’s public housing developments – one resident at a time

Published on: February 4, 2022

And the federal program that’s amplifying the impact by lowering internet cost for families   Bowling Green, KY (February 4, 2022) – Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA), Mayor Steven M. Fulop, and New Jersey based internet service provider, Andrena, are leading the way to expand broadband access to public housing residents within Jersey City. The three have embarked on an …

Why having access to broadband and other tech is now a MUST HAVE for America’s farmers and ranchers

Published on: January 31, 2022

Sidney and Philo, Illinois – When you think of farming or ranching—the words “technology” or “broadband access” probably aren’t the first ones that come mind. “When you talk about farmers in particular. I think there’s an oversimplification of what that sector involves. We have a large history as a nation to be an agrarian nation, but that sector in particular …