New Technology Action Plan to bring expanded broadband opportunities to one Texas community

Clay County, Texas (March 22, 2022) – Clay County is ready to put a Technology Action Plan into place that could bridge the Digital Divide for residents. The plan comes following the completion of a broadband engagement survey that took place between September and November 2021. The county collected responses from 462 households, 24 businesses, and 4 K-12 facilities, in …

Governor Abbott Reappoints Harris And Names Chair, Vice-Chair To Governor’s Broadband Development Council

The following press release was issued by the office of Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday, March 18 AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Jennifer Harris to the Governor’s Broadband Development Council for a term set to expire on August 31, 2024. Additionally, the Governor has named Marty Lucke as chair of the council and Harris as vice-chair. The council …

Governor Abbott, Texas Film Commission, Governor’s Commission For Women Invite Texans To Attend Women In Tech And Innovation Forum

The following release was issued by the office of Gov. Greg Abbott on February 2, 2022. If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please contact the Governor’s Press Office at (512) 463-1826. AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Film Commission, and the Governor’s Commission for Women invite Texans to attend the online Women in Tech & Innovation Forum …

Connected Nation Texas releases final county-by-county data on internet speeds, coverage areas for entire state

More than 575,000 Texas households don’t have speeds necessary for modern technology, accessing critical internet resources Austin, Texas (February 2, 2022) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) has published the fifth — and final — scheduled update to its statewide broadband coverage maps. This release includes four maps detailing the various internet speeds available in each of the 254 counties …

Houston County seeks solutions to broadband access, adoption, and use

Houston County, Texas (September 17, 2021) – Located 2 hours north of Houston, Texas, Houston County is getting ready to implement the Technology Action Plan developed for them by Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas). A broadband survey, which collected responses from 391 residential households, was conducted between January 2021 and May 2021. The purpose of the survey was to determine …

Connected Nation Texas releases new county-by-county data on internet speeds, coverage areas for entire state

286,908 households across Texas still lack access to federally recognized broadband speeds Austin, TX (August 10, 2021) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) just published updated broadband coverage maps for all 254 counties in the state. This fourth update provides a clearer picture and new insights about access to high-speed internet in Texas. “This updated data comes at a critical …

MEDIA ADVISORY: Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott To Deliver Remarks At Internet Safety Billboard Campaign Launch In San Antonio

The following is a media advisory issued from the office of Gov. Greg Abbott on July 28, 2021 AUSTIN – Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott will deliver remarks at the launch of the R.E.A.L. Friends Don’t nationwide online safety campaign on Thursday, July 29, in San Antonio. The First Lady will be joined by McCain Institute Board of Trustees and Human …

How a university, a nonprofit, and a mayor came together to connect some of Texas’ most rural southern counties

by Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Victoria and Cuero, Texas (May 27, 2021) – The University of Houston-Victoria Center for Regional Collaboration (UHV-CRC) sits at the center of Victoria, Texas—a town of about 67,000 people. Three of the Lone Star State’s largest cities are exactly two hours away by car—San Antonio to the west, Austin to the northwest, and Houston …

Texas should adopt a statewide comprehensive approach to tackling the Digital Divide

By Heather Gate, Vice President, Digital InclusionConnected Nation and CN Texas For most Texans, life without internet access is unimaginable. The internet has become embedded in every aspect of our daily lives—from streaming movies, working, running small businesses, attending virtual classrooms, and taking part in telehealth visits. It has become impossible to efficiently access economic opportunity and basic resources without …

Wham! Connected Nation’s greatest hits of 2020

By Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Bowling Green, KY (December 14, 2020) – Every year, during the holidays, my friends circulate this ridiculous challenge — try not to be “Whammed!” Basically, the person who goes the longest without hearing the original version of “Last Christmas” by Wham! wins. We’re not the only ones. The challenge is so popular that it …