This holiday season, let’s sound the alarm on broadband access for all

While the pandemic drove some much-needed progress, 42 million Americans are still stuck in the Digital Divide Louisville, Kentucky (December 9, 2021) – One of my favorite holiday memories involves an alarm clock. Not just any alarm clock — an ugly, grey metal clock that you had to wind to set. It made this awful, and sometimes frightening ding, ding, …

Hall County Broadband Committee releases findings, goals for improving internet access, speeds across the county

Slow speeds, unreliable connection, and high prices identifiedas primary barriers to better connectivity in county Hall County, Texas (October 25, 2021) – The Hall County Broadband Committee just announced its findings and recommendations for improving broadband (high-speed internet) access and speeds across the county. “Ensuring that every resident, business, and community organization has access to reliable internet is critical. It …

Connected Nation honored among the Best Places to Work for the 10th time

The national nonprofit was ranked in the top 10 for small-sized employer Bowling Green, Ky. (June 21, 2021) – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has once again named Connected Nation (CN) one of the Best Places to Work—awarding the organization with a 6th place ranking in the small-sized employer category. This is the 10th time the Kentucky-based, national nonprofit has …

State and local leaders just got more than $350 billion in federal funding. This is how it can help veterans, military spouses

Fort Campbell and Louisville, Kentucky (June 7, 2021) – Our nation’s leaders have an unprecedented opportunity to help veterans and military spouses in their states, counties and cities, but only if they act now. The Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Funds recently allocated $350 billion across states, territories and tribal governments to be used for COVID-related economic recovery activities. Before …

Don’t get mad about bad internet access in your community, get even.

If you’re a leader in your community, you’ve probably heard it all when it comes to internet problems. “My internet is too slow.” “Why do I only have one choice of internet providers.” “I’m tired of going to the fast-food place to help my kids do homework.” “Can you play this cat video for me?” Okay, that last one was …

Wham! Connected Nation’s greatest hits of 2020

By Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Bowling Green, KY (December 14, 2020) – Every year, during the holidays, my friends circulate this ridiculous challenge — try not to be “Whammed!” Basically, the person who goes the longest without hearing the original version of “Last Christmas” by Wham! wins. We’re not the only ones. The challenge is so popular that it …

Connected Nation Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

Washington, DC (October 19, 2020) – Connected Nation won a Gold Rank for its Digital Works Website, a project in the category of Special Purpose Website of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).  The honor was presented last week at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Conference. IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development …

Digital Works Celebrates 1,000 Job Placements for the Telework Training and Job Placement Program

Gov. Beshear, Second Lady Pence Join Us in Honoring Veteran Who Hit the Milestone Oak Grove, Ky (August 6, 2020) – Digital Works (DW) staff, graduates, and supporters gathered today to mark a major milestone for the digital training and career mentoring program: 1,000 job placements.  “Our Digital Works program was established in 2013 when we began to notice the …

1,000 Jobs and Counting: Digital Works Marks Milestone in Telework Training and Job Placement Program

Fort Campbell, Ky (July 27, 2020) – The digital training and career mentoring program Digital Works today marked a major milestone—1,000 job placements.  The 1000th job placement was filled by an Army veteran. Connected Nation, the national nonprofit that founded Digital Works, is hosting a virtual celebration on Thursday, Aug. 6, to celebrate the milestone, those who made it possible, …