Celebrating the Women of Connected Nation: Heather Gate

Editor’s note: In honor of Women’s History Month, we are profiling the women at Connected Nation. From leadership roles to internship positions, these women are using their skills and experiences at every level of the organization to fulfill our mission to expand broadband access, adoption, and use to all people. Louisville, Ky. (March xx, 2019) – Heather Gate is a …

2019 Broadband Network Market by Demand, Development Platforms, Future Growth, Key Developers, Emerging Trends to 2024

Publsidhed by Honest Businessman in March 18, 2019 By Dengale Avanti Lack of rural broadband availability continues to impede on the prospect of a fully penetrated fixed broadband market. However, broadband companies are focusing on ways to reduce the gap in high-speed internet access in hard-to-reach areas of the country. And Microsoft recently launched the Rural Airband Initiative, which aims to bring better …

ANOTHER VIEW: A Smart City For All

Published by The Grunion on March 15, 2019 By Lena Gonzalez Cities and states across the nation are grappling with ways to get their most vulnerable and underserved residents connected to the internet. With recent rulings by the Federal Communications Commission to limit local regulations concerning 5G wireless technologies, it has become even more critical for cities to act now …

People to Know in Nonprofits: Ashley Hitt

Published by Louisville Business First on March 15, 2019 By Kevin McGloshen Ashley Littell Hitt, director, GIS services, Connected Nation Years in current job: 12 Years in the nonprofit field: 15 What is the greatest need of your nonprofit organization? Likely similar to other nonprofits — funding. Most nonprofits typically have to do more with less than ideal resources, whether …

Despite Bipartisan Support, Accurate Broadband Data is Still Lacking

Bowling Green, KY. (March 14, 2019) – Perhaps one of the most bipartisan issues in today’s otherwise highly divisive Congress is the belief that our nation’s broadband maps are unreliable and need to be fixed. Last year, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a group of fellow Republicans and Democrats in writing a letter to the FCC …

The New Digital Age Makes Applying to Colleges Easier Than You Think

Bowling Green, KY. (March 12, 2019) – In today’s society, you can do almost anything online: communicate with long-distance family members, order groceries, and even apply for college. High school students use it to research colleges as early early as their freshman year. Almost every college and university has a website with resources for potential students – a sign of just how important …

Zanesville to add fast ’net downtown

Published by The Columbus Dispatch on March 11, 2019 By Sheridan Hendrix  ZANESVILLE, OH. — When Jay Bennett returned to Zanesville in 2014 to take over as the city’s public-service director, he found an external hard drive sitting on his new desk. None of the office’s computers was connected to a shared network, so the hard drive was used to …

Connected Nation Taking Its Mission of Digital Inclusion International

Bowling Green, Ky. (March 12, 2019) – Connected Nation is heading to New Zealand next week to  share best practices and programs for expanding broadband and accessing digital jobs, and improving digital literacy. Chris Pedersen who serves as the Vice President of Development and Planning for CN will  discuss closing the Digital Divide and how public-private partnerships can help communities. …

Smith Presses Perdue on Rural Health, Broadband, Dairy

Published by Minnesota Ag Connection on March 1, 2019 U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) told U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that improvements to the dairy program and to rural health care–passed as part of last year’s bipartisan Farm Bill–should be implemented as soon as possible to help get the farm and rural economy back on its feet. On Thursday, Smith–in …