The Last Mile Solution

How two ranchers became the top internet providers of their small town by Jessica Denson Director of Communications, Connected Nation UPDATE (November 8, 2019):  HC Wireless recently connected its 500th customer. The company also is now installing two towers in Blanco, Texas so the McCulloughs can start taking care of that market. Johnson City, TX (May 16, 2019) – Ginger and …

Identifying Broadband Needs in Rural Texas

San Angelo, TX (November 6, 2019) – Last week, Jennifer Harris, Connected Nation Texas State Program Director, attended the 26th Annual Texas Midwest Community Network Conference in San Angelo, Texas. Harris was chosen to give a special address focused on identifying broadband (high-speed internet) needs and connecting Texas communities. The Texas Midwest Community Network (TMCN) is a non-profit organization that …

Help Improve High-Speed Internet Access in Rains County

Rains County, TX (November 5, 2019) – The Rains County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), is right now working to develop a Technology Action Plan for the area. As part of that effort, the committee needs residents, businesses, and other organizations to share their input about their high-speed internet (broadband) access or lack thereof. “Reliable …

DFW-area Company Bringing Broadband to Underserved Parts of West Texas

The following was publishing on MRT.com/Midland Reporter-Telegram on October 29, 2019  Midland County, Texas – Rural portions of Midland County and its neighboring counties – Andrews, Ector, Glasscock, Howard, Martin and Upton – will be receiving broadband access, thanks to a government program. Nextlink Internet recently won $2.7 million funding from the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund auction to provide …

Texas Library Association Honors Rep. Four Price for Broadband Efforts

The foll.owing was published on KFDA on October 29, 2019 by Richard Bullard AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) – The Texas Library Association honored Rep. Four Price (R-Dist. 87) this afternoon at the Downtown Amarillo Public Library. Representative Price was recognized for his work on House Bill 1960 relating to the Governor’s Broadband Council. The Council presents an opportunity for Texas to …

Rebuilding Texas: How New Resources Are Connecting Rural Communities

Houston, TX (October 30, 2019) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) is focused on connecting underserved communities across rural areas of the state. Last week, Jennifer Harris, State Program Director for Connected Nation Texas, participated in the Bring Back Main Street “Downtown Revitalization Summit for Rural and Small Towns” event in Houston Texas. The Bringing Back Main Street initiative offers local …

CN Texas Looking to Identify 23 Communities for Technology Action Plans

Austin, TX (October 29, 2019) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), a subsidiary of the national nonprofit Connected Nation, is working to expand broadband (high-speed internet) access, adoption, and use across Texas. CN Texas’ State Program Director, Jennifer Harris, recently spoke with RFD-TV, a broadcast group that focuses on rural affairs issues across the country, about the impact the Digital …

Texas’ Digital Divide: The State of Broadband in Texas’ Rural Communities

Published by Fiscal Notes on October 22, 2019 By Lauren Mulverhill More than 2 million Texas households don’t have high-speed internet. While most of our city dwellers can access broadband, even urban Texas has pockets without it; Laredo and Brownsville hold the top two spots on a list of the nation’s worst-connected cities (PDF). But Texas’ vast rural areas are …

FCC Authorizes Nearly $62 Million in Funding for Rural Broadband

The following press release was issued on October 10, 2019 by the FCC on its website. WASHINGTON —The Federal Communications Commission today authorized over $61.8 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to nearly 22,000 unserved rural homes and businesses in 14 states, representing the sixth wave of support from last year’s successful Connect America Fund Phase II …