2022 Texas Broadband Hero Award goes to community leader with a long track record of public service

Lubbock, Texas (November 22, 2022) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) is honored to present this year’s Texas Broadband Hero Award to Lonnie Hunt, Executive Director of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG). A political subdivision of the state of Texas, DETCOG is a voluntary association of cities, counties, schools, and other special districts in a 12-county region. …

Connected Nation applauds launch of National Broadband Map as a first step toward pinpointing where broadband is lacking

Washington, DC  (November 18, 2022) – Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO of Connected Nation (CN), issued the following statement regarding today’s launch of the new National Broadband Map by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC): “Today’s launch of the new National Broadband Map marks a significant leap forward in our nation’s efforts to close the Digital Divide once and for all. …

Connected Nation honored with national award for “A national conversation on the Digital Divide”

Bowling Green, Ky. (November 18, 2022) – Connected Nation (CN) won top honors this month in PR Daily’s Nonprofit Communications Awards for best virtual event.  The national nonprofit was recognized for producing a three-city, live event titled “20 years of connecting the nation: a national conversation on the Digital Divide” that aired across the country on November 17, 2021. “Our …

Meet some of CN’s Digital Literacy and Learning trainers

I love the freedom and flexibility of working from home. But working in a remote world means that in-person meetings with co-workers can sometimes be few and far between. However, my recent trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan, for some of our Digital Literacy and Learning workshops gave me the opportunity to meet a fantastic group of Connected Nation (CN) staff …

FCC advisory committee adopts report on strategies for preventing digital discrimination by internet providers and recommendations for promoting digital equity

Washington, DC. (November 8, 2022) – The Communications Equity and Diversity Council (CEDC), a Federal Communication Commission (FCC) advisory committee, voted unanimously yesterday to adopt a report containing recommendations and best practices to prevent digital discrimination by internet service providers (ISPs) and promote digital equity.   The report provides recommendations to the FCC on public policies, programs, and other strategic initiatives …

Karnes County to release results of broadband engagement November 10, community invited to attend

Karnes County, Texas (November 2, 2022) – Karnes County will release the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and subsequent Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access and usage at a special meeting of Commissioners Court at the Karnes County Courthouse at 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 10. The public is invited to attend to learn more about …

Using digital literacy to do more good

How the Urban League of West Michigan plans to use Connected Nation’s Digital Literacy and Learning workshops to bring opportunity to the Grand Rapids community Grand Rapids, Michigan (Nov. 1, 2022) – A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending some Digital Literacy and Learning workshops in Grand Rapids, Michigan, led by Connected Nation (CN) in partnership with …

Maverick County to launch technology plan following broadband engagement

Maverick County, Texas (October 12, 2022) – Maverick County is ready to put a Technology Action Plan into place following a broadband engagement convening conducted in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) and Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. Over the course of eight months, members of the Maverick County Broadband Committee, Methodist Healthcare Ministries and CN Texas …

Connected Nation adds telecom veteran in Education, Government and Healthcare as strategic advisor

Bowling Green, Ky. (October 11, 2022) – Connected Nation (CN) has added Dr. Pamela Lloyd to its senior executive team to provide insight and strategic counsel to the organization’s digital inclusion programming. “We are very excited to have Dr. Lloyd join our team during this extraordinary time in the company’s history,” said Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO, CN. “Having known …

Foard County releases results of broadband study, identifies affordability concerns

Foard County, Texas (October 10, 2022) – Foard County, in collaboration with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), has released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and subsequent Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access and usage. This countywide broadband engagement was graciously funded by The Priddy Foundation.  Earlier this year, Foard County asked residents, businesses, and institutions …