RFD-TV and American Farm Bureau team up to host live, expert panels during national conversation on Digital Divide

Washington, DC will be one of three live locations across the country Washington, DC (November 12, 2021) – RFD-TV, a national rural affairs network, will host expert panelists at its American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) studio location during a “national conversation on the Digital Divide.” This  free event, produced by national nonprofit Connected Nation, will take place across the country …

Community survey data helps drive broadband expansion in Jack County

Jack County, Texas (November 4, 2021) – Jack County recently conducted a survey to evaluate the community’s broadband access, adoption, and use rates. In partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), the survey ran from April 2021 through July 2021. In total, the community collected surveys from eight different community sectors including responses from 287 households, 34 businesses, and three …

Wichita County launching county-wide broadband engagement

Wichita County, Texas (October 29, 2021) – The Wichita County Broadband Committee invites local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special kickoff event on Thursday, November 4th at 7:00pm to discuss expanding and improving broadband access, adoption, and use throughout the county. Attendees will learn more about broadband access in Wichita County, the Connected Communities program at Connected …

Scholastic achievement, economic development, and emergency preparedness the focus of Fisher County’s Technology Action Plan

Fisher County, Texas (October 28, 2021) – Named for Samuel Rhoads Fisher, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, Fisher County boasts a population of nearly 3,700 people. This year, Fisher County worked with Connected Nation Texas on a community broadband engagement designed to determine the community’s internet access, adoption, and use rates. After reviewing the data, the broadband …

Connected Nation applauds designation of Jessica Rosenworcel as FCC Chair, Gigi Sohn as new FCC Commissioner, Alan Davidson as head of NTIA

Washington, DC (October 27, 2021) – Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO of Connected Nation, issued the following statement congratulating Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, Gigi Sohn, and Alan Davidson on their appointments to FCC and NTIA leadership positions:  “We commend President Biden for his selection of Jessica Rosenworcel to become permanent chair of the FCC. Throughout her …

Harrison County is looking ahead with new broadband data

Harrison County, Texas (October 20, 2021) – Harrison County, located in northeast Texas along the Louisiana border, is putting a plan into place to expand broadband within the county. A Technology Action Plan has been developed by Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), following a county-wide study conducted between November 2020 and June 2021.  The purpose of the study was to …

Tyler County develops plan to improve broadband connectivity

Tyler County, Texas (October 13, 2021) – After months of collecting broadband data in Tyler County, leaders agree that residents need better access to the internet. Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) conducted a survey between February 2021 and May 2021 to determine the community’s access, adoption, and use of the internet. In total, the study collected responses from 401 households …

Reflections on Digital Inclusion Week 2021 by Connected Nation’s VP of Digital Inclusion

It’s ok to have a new normal! What a great week! This year marked the sixth year of celebrating National Digital Inclusion Week. In case you missed it go to #DIW2021 or #DIW21 on Twitter to see all the great organizations, communities and digital inclusion practitioners that are working to empower vulnerable communities and individuals. Digital Inclusion week marks an …

Shackelford and Throckmorton counties’ survey data set them up for broadband success

Throckmorton and Shackelford Counties, Texas (September 27, 2021) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) recently visited the rolling plains of north central West Texas in Shackelford and Throckmorton counties to present a Technology Action Plan. The plan was developed from data collected during a survey of both counties conducted between February 2021 and May 2021. Both counties conducted comprehensive surveys …

Refugio County’s focus will be on increased digital literacy skills

Refugio County, Texas (September 21, 2021) – Located in Southeast Texas, and only an hour from Corpus Christi, Refugio County is ready for a plan to expand their broadband access. After months of collecting data, Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) presented a broadband executive summary and action plan developed for Refugio County. A broadband survey was conducted between January 2021 …