How the Ohio County Economic Development Alliance is Helping Residents Find Work Amid COVID-19 Closures

Published on: June 4, 2020

Hartford, Ky. (June 04, 2020) – The Ohio County Economic Development Alliance (OCEDA) is celebrating the completion of its first all virtual Digital Works class. The program provides technology training and job placement assistance for online teleworking jobs—a critical part of workforce development. “We understand that families and individuals in Ohio County are looking for new opportunities,” said Jodi Ashby, Executive …

Broadband Helps Connect Families with Their Pets

Published on: May 28, 2020

“Lives literally depend on this.” by Chris McGovern, Research Development DirectorConnected Nation  May is National Pet Month and, as we close it out, Connected Nation wants to recognize that this year we have more reasons than ever to be grateful for our pets.  Just like other aspects of our lives, broadband has changed the way we find and adopt pets. …

ADTRAN Partners with NRTC to Equip United Cooperative Services with Next-Generation 10G for Northern Texas

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The following is a press release issued by ADTRAN on May 28, 2020 Rural electric cooperative’s 10G symmetric service deployment provides leading-edge model for community broadband enablement HUNTSVILLE, AL–(May 28, 2020) ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation innovative fiber and fiber extension broadband access solutions, today announced that, through its Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives program, it is empowering United Cooperative …

How Simple, Effective Partnerships are Connecting Rural Michiganders to the Internet

Published on: May 21, 2020

And it’s something every area could do by Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Hancock, MI (May 21, 2020) – Michigan’s Copper Country sits at the uppermost part of the Upper Peninsula. It’s, simply put, as far north as you can drive in Michigan. For more than a century, the area was the world’s greatest producer of copper— earning it its …

Connected Nation Hits Major Milestone: Providing Vital Information at a Critical Time

Published on: May 14, 2020

Bowling Green, Ky (May 14, 2020) – Connected Nation (CN) hit a major milestone today that demonstrates the importance of its mission during this critical time. We’re not yet through the month of May, but the nonprofit’s digital engagement numbers on its website have surpassed the total audience for all of 2019. “This is significant because it shows that we …

7 Emerging Tips for Equitable Digital Engagement

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The following article was published by The American Planning Association on May 13, 2020. This spring, work changed overnight as governments mandated stay-at-home orders and offices went virtual. For planners long dependent on public meetings and community engagement, this has presented its own set of challenges — especially when it comes to equity. With around 19 million Americans still lacking …

Why the Challenges of Telehealth Are Not Just About Access

Published on: May 12, 2020

by Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Louisville, KY and Yukon, OK (May 12, 2020) – “I have a cell phone but not one of those fancy smart phones, and I don’t have a computer with a camera so how did they expect me to do a doctor’s appointment like that?” That’s my dad, Jim Denson, on the phone railing about …

How The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Impacted Today’s College Students

Published on: May 8, 2020

Bowling Green, Ky (May 8, 2020) – Communities, organizations, and businesses around the world have had to change the way they operate due to the coronavirus outbreak. One system that has changed drastically is higher education. Colleges and universities across the U.S. have closed their doors and switched to remote learning to stop the spread of COVID-19.  According to CNBC, over …

Don’t Bite the Hook: Email Phishing

Published on: May 6, 2020

This is the second in a series of guest blogs Connected Nation will be posting from CN alumni Dr. Michael Ramage. This series will focus on various facets of cybersecurity and things you can do to help protect your information in a connected world. Bowling Green, Ky (May 6, 2020) – COVID-19 is changing everything in our society, including the way …

EducationSuperHighway to Connect Students at Home

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Bowling Green, Ky (May 6, 2020) – Facilitating student learning during a pandemic can feel nearly impossible – especially for the millions of student households who lack an internet connection or a computer/tablet. The inability to connect to teachers and learning resources means students on the wrong side of the Digital Divide risk being left behind in these times of …