The Last Mile Solution

How two ranchers became the top internet providers of their small town by Jessica Denson Director of Communications, Connected Nation UPDATE (November 8, 2019):  HC Wireless recently connected its 500th customer. The company also is now installing two towers in Blanco, Texas so the McCulloughs can start taking care of that market. Johnson City, TX (May 16, 2019) – Ginger and …

Help Improve High-Speed Internet Access in Rains County

Rains County, TX (November 5, 2019) – The Rains County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), is right now working to develop a Technology Action Plan for the area. As part of that effort, the committee needs residents, businesses, and other organizations to share their input about their high-speed internet (broadband) access or lack thereof. “Reliable …

Texas Library Association Honors Rep. Four Price for Broadband Efforts

The foll.owing was published on KFDA on October 29, 2019 by Richard Bullard AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) – The Texas Library Association honored Rep. Four Price (R-Dist. 87) this afternoon at the Downtown Amarillo Public Library. Representative Price was recognized for his work on House Bill 1960 relating to the Governor’s Broadband Council. The Council presents an opportunity for Texas to …

Rebuilding Texas: How New Resources Are Connecting Rural Communities

Houston, TX (October 30, 2019) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) is focused on connecting underserved communities across rural areas of the state. Last week, Jennifer Harris, State Program Director for Connected Nation Texas, participated in the Bring Back Main Street “Downtown Revitalization Summit for Rural and Small Towns” event in Houston Texas. The Bringing Back Main Street initiative offers local …

CN Texas Looking to Identify 23 Communities for Technology Action Plans

Austin, TX (October 29, 2019) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), a subsidiary of the national nonprofit Connected Nation, is working to expand broadband (high-speed internet) access, adoption, and use across Texas. CN Texas’ State Program Director, Jennifer Harris, recently spoke with RFD-TV, a broadcast group that focuses on rural affairs issues across the country, about the impact the Digital …

Texas’ Digital Divide: The State of Broadband in Texas’ Rural Communities

Published by Fiscal Notes on October 22, 2019 By Lauren Mulverhill More than 2 million Texas households don’t have high-speed internet. While most of our city dwellers can access broadband, even urban Texas has pockets without it; Laredo and Brownsville hold the top two spots on a list of the nation’s worst-connected cities (PDF). But Texas’ vast rural areas are …

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests to Advance Broadband-Focused Disaster Resiliency Efforts In Jasper, Texas

The following is a press release published on the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s website on September 19, 2019  Contact: EDA Public Affairs Department, (202) 482-4085 September 19, 2019 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $600,000 grant to the Deep East Texas Council of Governments, Jasper, Texas, to help complete an engineering …

‘San Antonio, Midland, Austin, McCamey—people are tired of waiting for broadband’

by Jessica Denson, Director of Communications Connected Nation McCamey, TX (September 19, 2019) – Clayton Walker knows the Texas landscape well. For years, he’s been doing some of the heavy lifting that’s needed to expand broadband across the Lone Star State. “It takes me and my crews about one day to put about a mile of aerial fiber up and …

Texas Counties Getting Federal Broadband-access Money

The following story was published by Waco Tribune-Herald on July 24,2019 by Mike Copeland  Robert Fleming raises cattle, wheat and corn in four Central Texas counties. He calls himself a Facebook maniac and said he cherishes his smartphone nearly as much as a summertime rain. Like many in flyover country, he has invited technology to pull up a chair. He …