Greetings from New Zealand: Connected Nation Takes Its Mission International

Whangarei, New Zealand (March 25, 2019) – Connected Nation is taking part in a week-long exchange program dubbed “Getting Connected New Zealand Outbound.”  The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Office of Citizen Exchanges, was organized by World Learning. World Learning works to equip individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems through “experiential learning, leadership development, inclusive …

Bill to use coops to expand broadband

Published by The DailyAdvance.com By Jon Hawley  Area lawmakers are backing new legislation that would help electric cooperatives offer broadband internet. Rep. Howard Hunter III, D-Hertford, is a primary sponsor of House Bill 387, which was introduced Tuesday and would remove restrictions on electric membership corporations supporting or providing broadband internet. Other primary sponsors include Republican House Reps. Dean Arp, John …

Celebrating the Women of Connected Nation: Heather Gate

Editor’s note: In honor of Women’s History Month, we are profiling the women at Connected Nation. From leadership roles to internship positions, these women are using their skills and experiences at every level of the organization to fulfill our mission to expand broadband access, adoption, and use to all people. Louisville, Ky. (March xx, 2019) – Heather Gate is a …

Legislative push to boost broadband funding underway

Published by The Timberjay on March 21, 2019 By Marcus White REGIONAL—Minnesota’s Commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development, or DEED, urged lawmakers this week to reinstate the Border-to-Border grant program for rural broadband. At a press conference on Wednesday, Commissioner Steve Grove said legislation currently in the works would put $70 million into the program with $35 …

Aging Americans Need Access Too

Bowling Green, Ky. (March 21, 2019) – National organizations as well as state and federal lawmakers agree – older Americans must have access to broadband and its related technologies. In a recent news release, AARP Georgia emphasized the importance of providing broadband services to senior citizens across the United States. To help do this, they are supporting House Bill 135 …

2019 Broadband Network Market by Demand, Development Platforms, Future Growth, Key Developers, Emerging Trends to 2024

Publsidhed by Honest Businessman in March 18, 2019 By Dengale Avanti Lack of rural broadband availability continues to impede on the prospect of a fully penetrated fixed broadband market. However, broadband companies are focusing on ways to reduce the gap in high-speed internet access in hard-to-reach areas of the country. And Microsoft recently launched the Rural Airband Initiative, which aims to bring better …

Despite Bipartisan Support, Accurate Broadband Data is Still Lacking

Bowling Green, KY. (March 14, 2019) – Perhaps one of the most bipartisan issues in today’s otherwise highly divisive Congress is the belief that our nation’s broadband maps are unreliable and need to be fixed. Last year, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a group of fellow Republicans and Democrats in writing a letter to the FCC …

The New Digital Age Makes Applying to Colleges Easier Than You Think

Bowling Green, KY. (March 12, 2019) – In today’s society, you can do almost anything online: communicate with long-distance family members, order groceries, and even apply for college. High school students use it to research colleges as early early as their freshman year. Almost every college and university has a website with resources for potential students – a sign of just how important …

Connected Nation Taking Its Mission of Digital Inclusion International

Bowling Green, Ky. (March 12, 2019) – Connected Nation is heading to New Zealand next week to  share best practices and programs for expanding broadband and accessing digital jobs, and improving digital literacy. Chris Pedersen who serves as the Vice President of Development and Planning for CN will  discuss closing the Digital Divide and how public-private partnerships can help communities. …