Connected Nation’s Government Affairs and Public Policy Team is responsible for tracking and interpreting the rapidly-changing broadband policy landscape while seeking to encourage meaningful state and federal actions to help close the Digital Divide.
Our policy initiatives play a vital role in understanding existing or forthcoming opportunities for governments, businesses, and residents while helping to shape and influence policy initiatives that will increase broadband connectivity in rural areas.
In addition, our research team provides data collection and analysis in communities across the country through our Connected Community Engagement Program, education programs, drive-testing work, GIS services, and so much more. You can find many of these documents by searching state-by-state or for keywords.
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Connected Nation Policy Brief
The Federal Communications Commission moves to revive Net Neutrality rules
State of Alaska
Governor’s Task Force on Broadband Final Report: November 2021
State of Michigan
Bringing Health Care Home: Telehealth Trends in Rural Michigan
Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity
2021 Update to the Michigan Broadband Roadmap Michigan Office of High-speed Internet: November 2021
State of Texas
Creating Better Economic & Life Opportunities by Expanding Access, Adoption, & Use of Broadband.
Connected Nation’s research team released a study in March 2020, as the pandemic closed down the country, which closely examined the use and perceptions of telehealth in rural areas.
To explore the issue further, Connected Nation hosted a telehealth summit featuring experts in broadband access and telehealth and explored the issue further with a new study published in December 2021.
Our research continues today with work being conducted in Texas and among tribal communities in Michigan. Contact us today to inquire about our findings or to learn more about conducting a study and analysis in your area.