How’s your internet connection? Caldwell County launches new effort to expand broadband access

Caldwell County, TX. (April 8, 2021) – The Caldwell County Broadband Committee launched work to develop a county-specific Technology Action Plan. The committee, which is partnering with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) to make the project possible, is made up of local stakeholders who are focused on finding solutions for improving internet connectivity countywide.

“Broadband connection is essential to have in a community where everyone succeed,” said Michael Kamerlander, CEcD, Director Economic Development. “This is even more evident while we deal with the pandemic and the increased need for connectivity.”

Caldwell County is one of many communities selected as part of a statewide effort led by Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) and funded by the St. David’s Foundation—at no cost to the county. As part of this effort, the committee is asking every individual, business, and community organization to take 10 minutes and fill out this short survey: https://www.myconnectedcommunity.org/caldwell-county/ 

“It’s important that as many people as possible in our county take this survey so that we can properly identify the opportunities and challenges in this Technology Action Plan,” said Kamerlander. “This is a great opportunity for Caldwell County to measure what areas need improvement when it comes to broadband access.”

The Technology Action Plan, which will be developed by leveraging Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program, will be shaped by the information provided by local stakeholders. The Connected Program has been used in nearly 400 communities across the country to develop county or regional-specific Technology Action Plans that have both short term and long-term broadband solutions. 

For more information or if you have questions, email info@connectednation.orgor head to connectednation.org/texas.

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Media Contact:
Jessica Denson, Communications Director
Connected Nation 
jdenson@connectednation.org
502-341-2024

About Connected Nation Texas: CN Texas is a local division of the national nonprofit Connected Nation. Our 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. 

Connected Nation works with consumers, local community leaders, states, technology providers, and foundations to develop and implement technology expansion programs with core competencies centered on a mission to improve digital inclusion for people and places previously underserved or overlooked. For more information, please visit: connectednation.org and follow Connected Nation on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Texas Rural Funders: The mission of the Texas Rural Funders (TRF) is to partner with rural Texans to achieve their vision of prosperity and wellbeing. The group’s strategies recognize and are informed by rural expertise and assets. The TRFC leverages local, philanthropic, state and federal resources to collaborate on projects, support local capacity and leadership, share research, convene stakeholders and engage in advocacy. More information can be found on the TRF webpage at: https://www.edtx.org/get-involved/texas-rural-funders-collaborative.

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