Michigan Governor Unveils Plan to Bring Broadband to Every Corner of the State

Published on: August 15, 2018

Escanaba, Mich. (August 15, 2018) – Connect Michigan, a subsidiary of the nonprofit Connected Nation, worked with Governor Rick Snyder, his staff, and state technology and business leaders to develop a plan to provide universal access to high-speed internet for every Michigan resident, business, region, and community. That plan was unveiled today during an event at Escanaba High School. “As …

What It’s Like to Live on the Wrong Side of the Digital Divide

Published on: May 11, 2018

The following was written by Mark McElroy, who serves on the Board of Directors for Connected Nation, as part of National Digital Inclusion Week (May 7-11). To request an interview with Mr. McElroy or if you have questions please contact us at info@connectednation.org. I live on the wrong side of the Digital Divide –that part of the country that’s left out …

Digital Inclusion: What the U.S. Can Learn from Emerging and Developing Countries

Published on: May 10, 2018

The following was written by John Davies, who serves on the Board of Directors for Connected Nation, as part of National Digital Inclusion Week (May 7-11). To request an interview with Mr. Davies or if you have questions, please contact us at info@connectednation.org.  (May 10, 2018) – Over the last two decades, my career focused on Digital Inclusion in emerging and …

Digital Exclusion: A New Form of Student Segregation

Published on: May 8, 2018

The following was written by Wendy Lazarus, who serves on the Board of Directors for Connected Nation, as part of National Digital Inclusion Week (May 7-11). To request an interview with Ms. Lazarus or if you have questions, please contact us at info@connectednation.org.  (May 8, 2018) – In 1954, the Supreme Court ended school segregation with its landmark decision in …

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Ohio Representatives Overwhelmingly Pass Broadband Development Bill

Published on: April 11, 2018

Columbus, Ohio (April 11, 2018) – Ohio State Representatives took action today that could positively impact children, families, farmers, businesses, schools and universities, and hospitals across the Buckeye State for years to come by voting  to approve House Bill 378. The bi-partisan bill, introduced by Representatives Ryan Smith (R-Dist. 93) and Jack Cera (D-Dist. 96), seeks to create a $50 …

Ohio Lawmakers to Vote on Broadband Development Bill

Published on: March 20, 2018

Columbus, Ohio (March 20, 2018) – House Bill 378 moved out of the Ohio House Finance Committee today with tremendous bipartisan support and is expected to be voted on by the full House of Representatives tomorrow during the regular session. The bi-partisan bill, introduced by Representatives Ryan Smith (R-Dist. 93) and Jack Cera (D-Dist. 96), seeks to create a $50 …

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The Atlantic Forum: Bringing Broadband and Technology to Students

Published on: October 29, 2017

Columbus, Oh. (October 16, 2017) – On Monday, October 16, Executive Director of Connect Ohio, Stu Johnson, arrived in Columbus, Ohio at The Columbus Museum of Art to speak about the need for technology in education and the process to get digital tools into the hands of all students. Leading broadband policymakers, educators, and innovators gathered for the forum hosted …

Broadband Trends and Impacts in Ohio

Published on: July 27, 2017

Connect Ohio, a subsidiary of Connected Nation, just released its latest findings on broadband trends and their impact on the Buckeye State. The study finds that while more Ohioans have computers, many adults still lack the digital skills needed to be competitive. “Developing the digital workforce skills that employers require can be essential to finding a job and growing a …