New Partnership to Bring Better Broadband to Lake Cities

Denton County, TX (September 22, 2020) – The Lake Cities Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), launched a new effort today to improve broadband (high-speed internet) access for families, businesses, and communities across Denton County, Texas.  “Internet connection is no longer a luxury but a necessity, especially for people living in Denton County,” said Michael Barnhart, City …

Texas Works to Bridge Digital Divide as Students Return to Virtual Learning

The following was published by Spectrum News on September 11, 2020. TEXAS — While many Texas students have returned to school in person, some of the state’s largest school districts are still holding classes online.  While it may protect students and staff from COVID-19, the virtual model does not work for all families. What You Need To Know 17% of …

Rep. Clardy “Equal access is the right thing to do regardless of race, color, creed, religion, or geographic location.”

Connected Nation Texas recently asked Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Dist. 11) and other lawmakers to share their thoughts on why expanding high-speed internet to more Texas homes, businesses, and communities is important and explain what action is taking place at the state level to improve connectivity. Rep. Clardy joined us via Zoom to share why he believes access to broadband is …

New Study Takes Look at County Internet Connection

The following story was published by The Teague Chronicle on August 27, 2020. With a number of students across Freestone County choosing to learn remotely in the 2020-21 school year, the need for functioning technology and connectivity becomes more important than ever. The county’s internet service speeds are at the forefront for those students learning from home, as well as …

Broadband Survey a Step Toward Connecting All Texans

The following was published by the DailyTrib.com on August 25, 2020 Amid a pandemic, high-speed internet at home has become a necessity for work and school, but many Burnet County residents still lack access. A simple, 10-minute survey could help connect every household. Connected Nation Texas, an independent organization committed to ensuring every Texan has broadband internet access, is surveying …

Rep. Ashby’s Hope: “All Texans will have equal access to high-speed internet, regardless of their ZIP code.”

Connected Nation Texas recently asked Rep. Trent Ashby (R-Dist. 57) and other lawmakers to share their thoughts on why expanding high-speed internet to more Texas homes, businesses, and communities is important and explain what action is taking place at the state level to improve connectivity. Rep. Ashby shared the following in response to our questions: Why do you believe it’s …

Donley and Wheeler Counties Partner to Improve High-Speed Internet Access Across the Region

Donley and Wheeler Counties, TX (August 18, 2020) –The Donley & Wheeler Counties’ Joint Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), today launched new work to improve broadband (high-speed internet) access for families, businesses, and communities in the panhandle.  “We must take action now to improve access to high-speed internet for everyone in our counties,” said Landon …

Pandemic highlights internet gap for rural students around Waco, Central Texas

The following story was published by the Waco Tribune-Herald on August 15, 2020 Fiber optic networks crisscross the university towns of Waco and Bryan-College Station, offering speeds of up to one gigabit per second, a gushing river of data that connects people with entertainment, education, business and medical information. But over much of the 90 miles between — in mostly …

VIDEO: Enhanced Broadband Coverage Maps for Every Texas County Released, Give New Insights on Access

Austin, TX (August 13, 2020) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) just released new broadband (high-speed internet) coverage maps that provide updated details on internet speeds and coverage for all 254 counties across the Lone Star State. The updated maps, which were initially released in January 2020, now include additional input from residents, businesses, and communities, as well as new, …

Bastrop County Broadband Access Under Review

The following article was published by The Statesman on August 4, 2020. With the need for broadband internet access heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bastrop County is partnering with a nonprofit to analyze accessibility around the county. The county’s newly formed Bastrop County Broadband Committee has partnered with the nonprofit Connected Nation Texas to identify areas with deficient internet access …