Comanche County Broadband Committee invites community to attend meeting to kickoff broadband survey

Published on: July 7, 2022

Comanche County, Oklahoma (July 7, 2022) – The Comanche County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation (CN) and funded by the Priddy Foundation, is inviting local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special kickoff event on Thursday, July 14, at 10 a.m. to discuss expanding and improving broadband access, adoption, and use throughout Comanche County. Attendees will …

Montague County Broadband Committee seeks community input for broadband survey

Published on: June 21, 2022

Montague County, Texas (June 21, 2022) – The Montague County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) and funded by the Priddy Foundation, is asking residents, business owners, ranchers, agriculture producers, first responders, community institutions, and health care officials to participate in a  brief 10-minute survey designed to assess internet needs and usage throughout the community. Survey …

Gov. Beshear: Historic $203 Million Investment Brings High-Speed Internet to More Than 34,000 Kentucky Households, Businesses

Published on: June 20, 2022

The following press release was issued by the Office of Governor Andy Beshear (D-KY) on June 20, 2022 Governor’s Better Internet program provides more than $89.1 million to expand high-speed internet in 35 counties FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 20, 2022) – As part of his Better Kentucky Plan, Gov. Andy Beshear today announced a historic investment of over $203 million to …

Economics can help state broadband leaders rise to the challenge of universal internet access

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by Nathan SmithBroadband Policy Specialist, Connected Nation Bowling Green, Kentucky (June 20, 2022) – Broadband leadership at the state level barely existed ten years ago. Now, states are in the hot seat, tasked with a crucial role in brightening the economic future, not only of the internet-deficient rural areas that will need state broadband grants to catch up with the …

Connected Nation honored among the Best Places to Work for the 11th time

Published on: June 13, 2022

The national nonprofit was ranked in the top 20 for -sized employer Bowling Green, Ky. (June 13, 2022) – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has once again named Connected Nation (CN) among the Best Places to Work in Kentucky—awarding the organization with a 20th place ranking in the small-sized employer category (those employing 15-149 U.S. employees). “We value our employees …

Orange County launches technology plan, bringing broadband awareness to the community

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Orange County, Texas (June 13, 2022) — Orange County, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) and the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC), have released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access across the community. The Orange County broadband engagement, along with similar engagements in Jefferson and …

What state leaders must do to access billions of dollars in broadband funding for rural communities

Published on: June 8, 2022

Lexington, Ky. and Nashville, Tenn. (June 8, 2022) – The pandemic raised awareness about the millions of Americans still without adequate access to broadband (high-speed internet). As a result, federal lawmakers approved an unprecedented amount of funding to expand the nation’s current internet infrastructure particularly in rural areas. Brent Legg, who serves as the Vice President of Government Affairs for …

Broadband survey results and action plan bring learning and expanded opportunities to Jefferson County

Published on: June 6, 2022

Jefferson County, Texas (June 6, 2022) – Jefferson County, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) and the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC), have released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access across the community. The Jefferson County broadband engagement was sponsored by the SETRPC. From February …

Wichita County releases Technology Action Plan designed to increase digital literacy and broadband adoption

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Wichita County, Texas (June 6, 2022) — Wichita County, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), has released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access across the community. This project was generously funded by the Priddy Foundation, headquartered in Wichita Falls, which supports the welfare, education, health, and growth …

Hardin County releases broadband survey results and communitywide plan for increasing access and adoption

Published on: June 1, 2022

Hardin County, Texas (June 1, 2022) – Hardin County, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) and the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC), have released the results of a comprehensive broadband survey and Technology Action Plan designed to increase high-speed internet access across the community. From February to March 2022, residents, business owners, government leaders, first responders, …