FCC Authorizes Second Wave of Funding for Rural Broadband From Connect America Fund Auction

Published on: June 11, 2019

The following press release was issued on the Federal Communications Commission’s website on June 10, 2019  Media Contact: Chelsea Fallon, (202) 418-7991 chelsea.fallon@fcc.gov For Immediate Release FCC AUTHORIZES SECOND WAVE OF FUNDING FOR RURAL BROADBAND FROM CONNECT AMERICA FUND AUCTION Another Round of Funding Starts This Month for Broadband Buildout in Rural Communities in 22 States — WASHINGTON, June 10, …

Another Congressman Signs Onto Bill to Improve Broadband Mapping in Rural Communities

Published on: June 7, 2019

The following press release was published on Tom O’Halleran’s website on June 6, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) joined Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) to introduce the Broadband Data Improvement Act of 2019 alongside Reps. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Ann Kuster (D-NH), David McKinley (R-WV), and Rob Wittman (R-VA). This bipartisan legislation would improve the broadband mapping process nationwide to …

Connected Nation Chairman Named to FCC Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee

Published on: May 20, 2019

Bowling Green, Ky. (May  20, 2019) – Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO, Connected Nation, was named to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) re-chartered Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC). The committee’s mission will be to make recommendations on how to accelerate the deployment of high-speed internet access. “I’m honored to be named among the distinguished professionals who are taking part in …

CAPITO, SCHATZ, MORAN, TESTER INTRODUCE BILL TO IMPROVE ACCURACY OF BROADBAND COVERAGE MAPS

Published on: May 16, 2019

The following press release was issued on Sen. Shelley Capito’s website on May 16, 2019  Bipartisan legislation would lead to more granular mapping, help close digital divide in rural America WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Brian Schatz (D- Hawai‘i), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.)—all members of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee—today introduced the Broadband Data …

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Joni Ernst Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect and Expand Rural Broadband

Published on: May 15, 2019

For Immediate Release Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Contact: press@baldwin.senate.gov Bipartisan bill provides regulatory relief for telecommunications companies to expand high speed broadband access in our rural communities WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to encourage investment in high-speed internet and protect and expand access to broadband in our rural communities. The …

Klobuchar, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Measure the Economic Impact of Broadband

Published on: May 2, 2019

The following press release was issued by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) on May 2, 2019  Contacts: Elana Ross (Klobuchar), 202-430-7973 Tyler Hernandez (Capito), 202-224-6472 Accurate, reliable data on the economic impact of broadband is a valuable tool for policymakers and business leaders; Many research institutions, state broadband offices, and trade associations have highlighted the need …

Thousands in Rural Michigan to Receive Broadband Access, Higher-Speed Internet

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For Immediate Release Thursday May 2, 2019 Contact: James Hogge 231-640-9158 Washington – Congressman Jack Bergman issued the following release after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the expansion of the universal services fund, which will provide high-speed broadband access to over 5,000 Michiganders in rural areas: “This announcement by the FCC further highlights the Trump Administration’s commitment to expanding …

Connected Nation Places Sixth Among Best Places to Work in Kentucky

Published on: April 24, 2019

Bowling Green, Ky. (April 24, 2019) – Connected Nation, Inc. (CN) has once again been named among the Best Places to Work in Kentucky—placing 6th in the small companies category. This is the 8th year the nonprofit has received the distinction which is awarded through the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. “To be named in the top ten among the Best …

USDA Opens Application Portal for New ReConnect Rural Broadband Infrastructure Program

Published on: April 23, 2019

The following press release comes from the USDA It was published on April 23rd, 2019  WASHINGTON, April 23, 2019 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting online applications for funding through the new ReConnect Rural Broadband Pilot Program. These funds will enable the federal government to partner with the private …

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 …