20 years of connecting the nation: a national conversation on the Digital Divide

Bowling Green, Ky. (September 21, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN) is marking 20 years of service in 2021 by hosting a one-of-a-kind, live event that will air nationally from three US cities on Wednesday, November 17 from 11am to 3pm (eastern). Registration for the live event is free at cn20.org. “We have been focused on closing the Digital Divide for …

AT&T and Connected Nation deliver on commitment to provide 35,000 hotspots and free internet service to help vulnerable students

Bowling Green, Ky. (August 11, 2021) – Leading nonprofit Connected Nation has completed the deployment of 35,000 hotspots. Made possible by a contribution from AT&T – these hotspots, equipped with more than a year of free internet service – will help some of the most vulnerable students across the country. “AT&T made a $10 million commitment in 2020 to help …

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 …

How’s Your Broadband Connection? Bastrop County Launches Effort to Expand Internet Access

Bastrop County, TX (July 23, 2020) – The Bastrop County Broadband Committee launched a new effort today to help expand and improve internet access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations.  “Access to healthcare through the internet is key to providing our community with vital information as well as effective care,” said Dr. Desmar Walkes, Bastrop County …

How’s Your Broadband Connection? Bastrop County Launches Effort to Expand Internet Access

Bastrop County, TX (July 23, 2020) – The Bastrop County Broadband Committee launched a new effort today to help expand and improve internet access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations.  “Access to healthcare through the internet is key to providing our community with vital information as well as effective care,” said Dr. Desmar Walkes, Bastrop County …

Lockhart ISD approves plan to fund network towers, creating internet access for every student

This article was published by KXAN on April 22, 2020 LOCKHART, Texas (KXAN) — With 40% of students without reliable internet access, the Lockhart Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to help students get access on Monday. The LISD board will pay to build four network towers, and partner with Particle Communications for access to three existing towers, …

Resources and Solutions to Providing Connectivity for Those Stuck in the Digital Divide

Virtual (April 8, 2020) – Coronavirus has changed how Americans work and learn—but for millions of families and individuals, that change means being unable to access the critical resources they desperately need. Connected Nation (CN) is a national nonprofit based in Bowling Green, Kentucky, that has advocated for improving access to broadband (high-speed internet) for nearly two decades—and it has …

Getting Up-to-speed on Broadband Legislation

This quarter has seen a flurry of broadband legislation and programs aimed at increasing high-speed internet access and adoption across the country. Connected Nation’s (CN) policy team tracks these developments closely as the nonprofit works to get broadband deployed in even the most unserved of communities. Tom Ferree, CN’s Chairman & CEO, recently talked with RFD-TV about the work lawmakers …

Eleven Years and Counting: The UN Goal to Connect Every Adult in the World by 2030

Yep…We Said “World” by Jessica Denson Director of Communications, Connected Nation (June 13, 2019) – The straightforward title of a new United Nations report, The Age of Digital Interdependence Report, perhaps says it all: People no longer just want access to a digital world, they need it. That is especially true for vulnerable populations that could benefit in immediate and …

Texas Legislature Poised For Biggest Broadband Push In State History But Still Catching Up

Published by Texas Public Radio on May 17, 2019 By Paul Flahive 1.8 million Texans lack broadband Internet access, and most of them live in rural Texas. Studies from the U.S. chamber and others have shown the massive impact connecting Texas could have. This is part one of a multi-part series focusing on Connecting Rural Texas. Unlike cities, rural areas rarely …