Four Projects in Texas Awarded in Rural Broadband Experiment Auction

Published on: November 28, 2018

Last Friday, the FCC released the list of the “provisional” winners of the Rural Broadband Experiment auction. The good news? Four projects in Texas have been given funding.  This was the first time the FCC had awarded Connect America Fund subsidies for fixed broadband through competitive bids. Bids were due November 7 and were awarded based on cost-effectiveness comparison to the …

Connected Texas Lends Broadband Expertise to Texas Tribune’s Demographic Change and the Digital Divide” Panel”

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Today, Connected Texas’ Executive Director Don Shirley will be participating in the first of three series presented by 

Connected Nation to host webinar discussing FCC Rural Broadband Experiments

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On July 11, the FCC voted to approve a budget and application window for the Rural Broadband Experiments program allocating $100 million towards bringing broadband to rural areas without adequate service. Applications, due October 14, will mark the first opportunity for providers who are not the incumbent local telephone company in an area to receive Connect America Fund subsidies to …

Connecting Communities With LiveOps

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Our teams across the nation are working with local providers and governments to bridge the digital divide in underserved areas — particularly across rural America. None of the progress we’ve made would be possible without great partners, like our friends at LiveOps!  They recently joined our Connect Iowa team for their annual Broadband Summit where they participated in our Digital …

Cause For Celebration: The Internet Turns 25 Years Old!

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The Internet turns 25 years old today and the verdict is in: It has been a big plus for society and for individuals users across our nation. However, the digital divide remains a reality with some 90 million Americans lacking access to high-speed Internet at home. Our teams are working with their partners across the nation to close this divide …

Take our Tech Trends 2014 Survey

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Happy New Year! At Connected Nation, we know the important role that technology plays in everyday life. From the newest tablet to the hottest smart phone, 2013 saw the release of new creative ways to interact with the online world. Now, we want to hear from you! What was your favorite tech trend of 2013? What will make waves in …

Connected Texas GIS Analyst Named to Advisory Board

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Sarah Finne, GISP, a GIS Analyst at Connected Texas, has been named to a select group of GIS professionals. Finne has been selected to a two-year term on the Vanguard Cabinet (VC) by

Happy Holidays from all of us at Connected Nation

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It’s been another incredible year for our team at Connected Nation. Together with our partners, friends, and supporters like yourself, we’ve connected more communities across the country and further closed the digital divide. As we approach 2014, we wanted to wish all of you very Happy Holidays! Have a wonderful time with your family, friends, and loved ones! Sincerely, Tom …

Celebrating the Season of Giving

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Celebrate Online Businesses This Cyber Monday!

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It’s Cyber Monday and millions of Americans will be going online to get the best deals from their favorite stores. If you missed out on the late night and long lines of Black Friday, Cyber Monday allows you to take advantage of the sales from the comfort of home. Businesses across the nation are getting more connected each year and …