Digital Works expands free digital skills training and remote job placement program, next class starts July 26

Published on: July 12, 2022

Fort Campbell, Kentucky (July 12, 2022) – Digital Works (DW), a program of the national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN), recently opened up its digital skills and job placement support program to anyone interested in expanding their career options, regardless of military affiliation or location. The training provides digital competency and career readiness for remote jobs that are in demand now. …

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 …

Low-earth orbit satellite broadband: The state of Starlink in 2022

Published on: June 29, 2022

Bowling Green, Kentucky (June 29, 2022) – Mid-Year LEO updates really come down to a discussion related to Starlink. Starlink’s competitors are estimated to be as much as 4-5 years behind. While there continue to be discussions about partnerships and launch dates, etc., we’re a long way from a commercial product. That said, let’s look at the state of Starlink …

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 …

New insight about state telehealth laws provides a clear path to further expansion—and better coverage for patients

Published on: June 14, 2022

By David Nunnally, Research Assistant Connected Nation  Bowling Green, Ky. (June 14, 2022) – The Center for Connected Health Policy released its spring 2022 report in May on state telehealth laws and Medicaid program policies. Among other things, the document tracks changes in Medicaid policy that states have enacted since fall 2021.  While the landscape remains largely the same, these advances …

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 …

Why are you staying? Exploring the Great Resignation

Published on: June 8, 2022

Columbus, Ohio (June 8, 2022) — The pandemic brought about significant changes, one of which was a mass exodus of the workforce, often referred to as The Great Resignation. Many people, at all career levels and positions, decided to leave the brick-and-mortar world behind. Personal or family illness, and the shift to online schooling for young children were among the …