Building a bridge to broadband for K-12 students

“Closing the homework gap depends on good data. This program is the first step in that effort.” San Francisco, California (April 13, 2021) – Early in the pandemic, as teachers struggled to move all instruction online, school districts were scrambling to figure out just how many kids were not connected to broadband (high-speed internet) at home. That challenge led to …

The nation’s top 10 states for school internet connectivity

43 governors commit to increasing school bandwidths to 1Mpbs per student Washington, DC (April 12, 2021) – Connected Nation is announcing the top states in the nation for school internet connectivity according to data published through the nonprofit’s Connect K-12 website*. “The pandemic demonstrated how important it is to continue to improve our school internet networks. Many teachers and students …

Don’t get mad about bad internet access in your community, get even.

If you’re a leader in your community, you’ve probably heard it all when it comes to internet problems. “My internet is too slow.” “Why do I only have one choice of internet providers.” “I’m tired of going to the fast-food place to help my kids do homework.” “Can you play this cat video for me?” Okay, that last one was …

The pandemic’s impact on health care, broadband access and what it means for the future of telehealth

The April event is free to the public and will include an opportunity for Q&A with industry insiders and decision makers #CNtelehealth Virtual Event – (April 5, 2021) – The COVID-19 pandemic led to a sudden and unexpected surge in telehealth usage across the country. This forced both patients, providers, and policymakers to rethink when and how to use the …

FCC announces new outreach to collect consumer broadband availability experiences

The following is a press release issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on March 22, 2021 Learn more about the agency’s broadband data collection efforts here. Seeks Input from Consumers to Share Stories About Disparities in Access to Broadband to Inform Broadband Data Collection WASHINGTON, March 22, 2021—The Federal Communications Commission today announced it will begin collecting first-hand accounts …

It’s time for even more women to take on tech

Bowling Green, Kentucky (March 22, 2021) – A trend emerges every year when Connected Nation’s staff marks Women’s History Month—stories emerge of women who have had a huge impact on technology that we use in our everyday lives.  From the world’s first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace, to the current CEO at YouTube and one of Google’s first employees, Susan Wojcicki, women have …

Summit to bring together health care and broadband experts to discuss changes to and future of telehealth

The April event is free to the public and will include an opportunityfor Q&A with industry insiders and decision makers #CNtelehealth Lansing, MI. (March 18, 2021) – The COVID-19 pandemic led to a sudden and unexpected surge in telehealth usage across the country. This forced both patients, providers, and policymakers to rethink when and how to use the technology and …

Connected Nation honored among the Best Places to Work for the 10th time

Bowling Green, Ky. (March 4, 2021) – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has once again named Connected Nation (CN) one of the Best Places to Work. This is the 10th time the Kentucky-based, national nonprofit and parent company of Connected Nation Ohio, has been given the distinction. “This year, Connected Nation is celebrating 20 years of service,” said Tom Ferree, …

The Future of Telehealth: how Covid-19 is changing the delivery of virtual care

House members hear expert testimony, discuss the use of telehealth in America Washington, DC (March 2, 2021) – Lawmakers today are tackling how best to leverage telehealth as part of America’s health care system post-pandemic. “This is a bipartisan issue,” said Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA). “Expanding telehealth has been a long-standing issue that we’ve needed to address.  I think it’s …

House members quiz telehealth experts on future of virtual health care in America

“Providers and patients like telehealth, so let’s do our best not to mess this up.” Washington, D.C. (March 3, 2021) – U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), perhaps, understands better than anyone in Congress the positive impact last year’s expansion of telehealth services can have on a family. “Sorry, I’m a little later to the discussion, I was just on the …