Kaufman County to launch technology plan aimed at increasing broadband adoption, reliability, and use

Kaufman County, Texas (September 29, 2022) – After months of data collection, Kaufman County, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), has released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and a subsequent Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access and use. This countywide broadband assessment was generously funded by The Meadows Foundation, a grantmaking foundation based …

Castro County residents invited to participate in new broadband survey

Castro County, Texas (September 28, 2022) – The Castro County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), have launched a local broadband engagement. The committee is asking residents to participate in a brief survey designed to assess the community’s internet needs and usage. This engagement is the first step toward improving broadband adoption and access throughout the …

Hays County broadband survey provides insight, informs community’s technology plan

Hays County, Texas (September 19, 2022) –  Hays County announced plans to implement a communitywide Technology Action Plan following a broadband engagement survey conducted in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas). This project was funded by the St. David’s Foundation, a nonprofit based in Austin, Texas. The community initiative asked Hays County residents, businesses, and community institutions to complete …

Cottle County launches broadband engagement, seeks input from community

Cottle County, Texas (September 6, 2022) – The Cottle County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), just launched a local broadband engagement. The committee is asking residents, business owners, ranchers, agriculture producers, first responders, community institutions, and health care officials to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess the community’s internet needs and usage. This …

Ellis County seeks input from residents on local broadband engagement

Ellis County, Texas (August 30, 2022) – The Ellis County Broadband Committee, along with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), is asking residents, business owners, ranchers, agriculture producers, first responders, community institutions, and health care officials to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess internet needs and usage throughout the community. Respondents are asked to select the survey category or …

Billions in broadband funding: Who decides where it goes and why some states are preparing to challenge those decisions

Nashville, Tenn. (August 15, 2022) – Billions of dollars in funding for expanding access to broadband (high-speed internet) is now available to states. RFD-TV, a broadcast group that focuses on rural affairs issues across the country, asked Connected Nation (CN) to explain what state and community leaders need to know and do about accessing those funds to help unserved or …

Red River County Broadband Committee invites community to attend August 18 broadband project kickoff event

Red River County, Texas (August 11, 2022) – The Red River County Broadband Committee, along with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), invites local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special kickoff event on Thursday, August 18, at 5 p.m. to discuss expanding and improving broadband access, adoption, and use throughout Red River County. Attendees will learn more about …

FCC ANNOUNCES $77 MILLION IN EMERGENCY CONNECTIVITY FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES TO HELP CLOSE THE HOMEWORK GAP

The following press release was issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on July 27, 2022 Nearly 13 Million Students Benefitting from Program Providing Digital Services for Students in Communities Across the Country WASHINGTON, July 27, 2022—The Federal Communications Commission today announced it is committing over $77 million in two new funding rounds through the Emergency Connectivity Program, helping to …

Karnes County Broadband Committee to launch broadband survey, community invited to kickoff meeting July 29

Karnes County, Texas (July 22, 2022) – The Karnes County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) and funded by Superior HealthPlan, is inviting local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special kickoff event on Friday, July 29, at 9 a.m. to discuss expanding and improving broadband access, adoption, and use throughout Karnes County. Attendees …

Montague County Broadband Committee seeks community input for broadband survey

Montague County, Texas (June 21, 2022) – The Montague County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) and funded by the Priddy Foundation, is asking residents, business owners, ranchers, agriculture producers, first responders, community institutions, and health care officials to participate in a  brief 10-minute survey designed to assess internet needs and usage throughout the community. Survey …