Senator Murray, Senate Democrats Introduce New Legislation to Tackle Nationwide Digital Equity Gap

Published on: April 11, 2019

The following press release comes from the office of Senator Patty Murray It was published on April 11, 2019  Led by Senator Murray, Senate Democrats introduced the Digital Equity Act of 2019 to help close the digital divide impacting communities across the nation  The Digital Equity Act builds on recent efforts to increase access to broadband by prioritizing “digital inclusion”—activities that seek to provide …

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan ACCESS BROADBAND Act

Published on: April 4, 2019

For Immediate Release Thursday, April 4, 2019 Contact: press@baldwin.senate.gov  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce the bipartisan ACCESS BROADBAND Act, bicameral legislation led by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY) that fosters the development and growth of broadband resources for businesses as well as underserved urban and rural communities in Wisconsin, and throughout …

Connected Nation Applauds FCC’s TV White Spaces Vote

Published on: March 21, 2019

Bowling Green, Ky. (March 21, 2019) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took steps yesterday regarding how the TV white spaces technology market will be regulated.  The agency voted to adopt new rules that will guide how unlicensed spectrum can be leveraged to help American families and communities. “We commend Chairman Pai and the FCC for taking action to provide …

Connected Nation Honored by PR News

Published on: March 20, 2019

Washington, D.C. (March 20, 2019) – Connected Nation was one of three nonprofits honored by PR News for its recent branding/re-branding work. The nonprofit launched its new look and tagline “Everyone Belongs” in 2018 after more than a year of research and work.  The new approach more effectively demonstrates Connected Nation’s commitment to creating an all-inclusive and diverse digital world. …

Connected Nation Response to the State of the Union Address

Published on: February 6, 2019

Bowling Green, Ky. (February 6, 2019) –  Connected Nation Chairman and CEO Tom Ferree released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address: “We look forward to the efforts of the Trump Administration and the new Congress as they work together to build a better future for the millions of Americans who still find …

Connected Nation Named Finalist for National Award

Published on: February 4, 2019

Bowling Green, Ky. (February 4, 2019) – PR News has named Connected Nation a finalist in its Nonprofit Awards. The organization is among three finalists chosen in the brand/re-branding category. Connected Nation launched its new look and tagline “Everyone Belongs” in 2018 to more effectively demonstrate its commitment to creating an all-inclusive and diverse digital world. “Being an innovative, impactful …

Connected Nation Again Named Among Best Places to Work in Kentucky

Published on: January 24, 2019

Bowling Green, Ky. (January 24, 2019) – Connected Nation, Inc. (CN) has again been named among the Best Places to Work in Kentucky. This is the 8th year the nonprofit has received the distinction awarded through the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. “One of the things that makes this honor so special is that it signals that our employees feel supported …

Connected Nation Salutes the American Farm Bureau Federation on its Centennial: Celebrating 100 Years as the Voice of Agriculture

Published on: January 10, 2019

Bowling Green, Ky. (January 10, 2019) – As the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) hosts its annual convention in New Orleans January 11-16, Connected Nation celebrates the AFBF’s remarkable 100-year history of leadership and innovation in rural communities and for the farmers and ranchers that provide America’s safe and plentiful supply of healthy food and related agricultural products. For more …

Congress, USDA Take Action to Help Rural America

Published on: December 14, 2018

Bowling Green, Ky. (December 14, 2018) – Two important actions took place this week that will help provide relief for America’s families, businesses, farmers and ranchers, and small communities. Lawmakers passed the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill, and the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced how $600 million in loans and grants will …

USDA Launches New Program to Create High-Speed Internet e-Connectivity in Rural America

Published on: December 13, 2018

The following is a press release issued by the USDA.  WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2018 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $600 million in loans and grants to help build broadband infrastructure in rural America. Telecommunications companies, rural electric cooperatives and utilities, internet service providers and municipalities may apply …