Accelerating the Deployment of High-Speed Internet Access

FCC Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Meeting Held Washington, D.C. (June 13, 2019) – The Federal Communications Commission is taking steps to accelerate the deployment of broadband to more communities. Today, the re-chartered Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) is meeting in Washington, D.C. Members of the committee include representatives from providers, nonprofits, and government associations. Connected Nation Chairman & CEO, Tom Ferree, …

CAPITO, KLOBUCHAR LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY PASSES SENATE

The following press release was issued on Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s website on June 6, 2019  Update: As of June 10, 2019, the bill was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.  Click here to the follow the latest on this bill. Bipartisan bill would call for a study of the effects of broadband deployment, adoption on the U.S. …

Why We Need to Rethink How We View Charity

Bowling Green, KY. (May 21, 2019) – Nonprofit organizations impact our world in ways you might not even think about. Nonprofits provide public and societal benefits such as health and human services, education and research, caring for the environment and animals, and providing access to arts, humanities, and religion. Nonprofits ultimately seek to improve lives, yet many are undervalued, operating on …

Connected Nation Chairman Named to FCC Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee

Bowling Green, Ky. (May  20, 2019) – Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO, Connected Nation, was named to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) re-chartered Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC). The committee’s mission will be to make recommendations on how to accelerate the deployment of high-speed internet access. “I’m honored to be named among the distinguished professionals who are taking part in …

From Georgia to Minnesota: State Lawmakers are Taking Bipartisan Action for Rural Broadband

Bowling Green, KY (May 2, 2019) – Federal legislators have taken action in recent months to begin expansion of rural broadband across the U.S.  But, many state lawmakers are not waiting for federal funding to come through before taking steps of their own. The number of states passing or introducing bills to support the expansion of rural broadband access, adoption, …

Rural Broadband Funding: New Deadlines, Planning for Investment

Bowling Green, KY (April 25, 2019) – The USDA has extended the deadline for grant applications to its ReConnect Program. The program is focused on efforts that will expand broadband in rural America. The first round of applications are now due on May 31. In this first round of funding, USDA is making available at least $600 million in rural broadband projects, …

Empower Rural Iowa Initiative Unanimously Approved

Des Moines, IA (April 25, 2019) – The Iowa legislature this week passed the Empower Rural Iowa Initiative (HF 772). This important piece of legislation will, among other things, focus on expanding rural broadband across the state. According to the southernminn.com, it sets new standards for rural broadband and updates 2014 service maps to reflect new installations. Connected Nation applauds this …

Connected Nation Places Sixth Among Best Places to Work in Kentucky

Bowling Green, Ky. (April 24, 2019) – Connected Nation, Inc. (CN) has once again been named among the Best Places to Work in Kentucky—placing 6th in the small companies category. This is the 8th year the nonprofit has received the distinction which is awarded through the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. “To be named in the top ten among the Best …