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Connected Nation wins five Telly Awards, including two silver distinctions

Bowling Green, Kentucky (May 23, 2023) – Connected Nation (CN), a national nonprofit working to expand broadband use and adoption across the country, has received five awards in the 44th Annual Telly Awards. Established in 1979, the Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens. This prestigious awards program annually receives more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents.

CN received two silver awards in the categories of Non-Broadcast - Writing and Non-Broadcast - Low Budget for the video, “Why Michigan will likely become one of the most connected states in the Union.”

CN’s Kids Tech Summit won two bronze awards in the Online – Live Events and Online – Science & Technology categories. Finally, CN’s video, “What the American farmer needs now to not just survive but thrive,” earned a bronze award in Non-Broadcast – Social Issues.

“These awards represent those who have participated in the events and stories that we are covering,” said Jessica Denson, Communications Director, CN. “Putting our spotlight on the Kids Tech Summit, Michigan’s growing broadband infrastructure, and our nation’s farmers shows the growth of our country’s broadband access in all areas. Connected Nation has always strived for internet access for all, and these awards only motivate our people to work hard and continue our mission.”

Head to the Telly Awards gallery to see a full list of winners. To learn more about the important work CN is doing across the country, visit:

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About Connected Nation: The national nonprofit’s mission is to improve lives by providing innovative solutions that expand access to and increase the adoption and use of broadband (high-speed internet) and its related technologies for all people. Everyone belongs in a Connected Nation. Learn more at