Connected Nation CEO Tom Ferree responds to President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union Address

Washington, DC (March 1, 2022) – Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO, Connected Nation, issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union Address: “Tonight, President Biden outlined his administration’s ambitious goal to make broadband access available and affordable to every home in America.  For more than two decades, our organization has been singularly focused on …

Hays County broadband engagement project to kick off March 7

Hays County, Texas (February 25, 2022) – The Hays County Broadband Committee, along with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), invites local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special event on Monday, March 7, at 3 p.m. to learn about the launch of a broadband engagement project designed to expand and improve broadband access, adoption, and use throughout the …

Knox County releases broadband survey results and Technology Action Plan

Knox County, Texas (February 25, 2022) – Knox County is ready to put a Technology Action Plan into place following a broadband engagement survey conducted in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas). The community initiative asked Knox County residents, businesses, and community institutions to complete surveys as part of the Connected Community Engagement Program, which empowers local leaders and …

Maverick County Broadband Committee Hosts Kickoff Event for Broadband Initiative & Study

Eagle Pass, Texas (February 24, 2022) – The Maverick County Broadband Committee invites local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special kickoff event on Tuesday, March 8th, to discuss expanding and improving broadband access, adoption, and use throughout the county. Attendees will learn more about broadband access in Maverick County, the Connected Communities program at Connected Nation Texas …

Black History Month Spotlight – Lora Williams’ heart for helping others is impacting the Hays County, Texas, community

Black History Month is a time to pause and celebrate the achievements of African Americans. When I sat down to look for a strong, impactful, and inspirational African American woman to spotlight in my blog, the choices were abundant. I found women in technology, medicine, engineering, public policy, and many more who are all breaking down walls and shattering glass …

Connected Nation board member John Davies elected to elite National Academy of Engineering

Bowling Green, Kentucky (February 17, 2022) –  Connected Nation (CN) congratulates current board member and retired World Ahead, Intel Corp., Vice President, John Davies, for his election to the exclusive National Academy of Engineering (NAE). “This honor is among the highest of professional distinctions that is accorded an engineer, but it is no surprise to us that John was elected …

Celebrating the role of Black churches in bridging the Digital Divide

Louisville, Kentucky (February 15, 2022) – February is Black History Month, and like many other nonprofits across the country, Connected Nation (CN) is seizing the opportunity to draw attention to the contributions of members of the Black community that are all too often overlooked. For CN, team members have focused on celebrating Black history makers who have contributed to technology …

How NTIA can best leverage its infrastructure bill programs to close the Digital Divide

Connected Nation makes recommendations to NTIA to maximize unprecedented federal investment in broadband expansion Washington, DC (February 9, 2022) – With the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)—also known as the “Infrastructure Bill”—last  November, Congress charged the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) with playing the leading role in closing America’s “Digital Divide” through partnerships with the …

How a unique partnership is closing the Digital Divide in Jersey City’s public housing developments – one resident at a time

And the federal program that’s amplifying the impact by lowering internet cost for families   Bowling Green, KY (February 4, 2022) – Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA), Mayor Steven M. Fulop, and New Jersey based internet service provider, Andrena, are leading the way to expand broadband access to public housing residents within Jersey City. The three have embarked on an …

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 …