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

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

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 …

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

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 …

Connected Nation wins four Telly Awards for ‘National conversation on the Digital Divide’

Bowling Green, Kentucky (May 26, 2022) – Connected Nation (CN) was honored this week with four wins in the 43rd annual Telly Awards — two silver and two bronze. CN  received two silver statues for a package of stories produced for its November 2021 livestream event, “A national conversation on the Digital Divide” in the “series: social impact” category, and …

Haskell County releases broadband survey results and Technology Action Plan

Comprehensive plan will help small Texas community tackle local connectivity needs and more Haskell County, Texas (April 29, 2022) – Haskell 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 access across the community. From September 2021 to January 2022, residents, business owners, government …

Connected Nation celebrates National Library Week

The American Library Association is celebrating National Library Week April 3 – 9. According to their website, the theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers, and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas, and classes—in addition …

Kaufman County to launch countywide broadband engagement April 6

Residents, businesses, health care organizations, schools, and others in community are asked to share details about their internet access, cost, and use Kaufman County, Texas (March 30, 2022) – The Kaufman County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), invites local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special kickoff event on Wednesday, April 6, at …

Hawaii program demonstrates BEAD’s ability to directly impact our nation’s most vulnerable populations

A confluence of agencies working together led to free digital literacy classes and internet access in common spaces in Mayor Wright Homes. Why these classes should be funded permanently under the BEAD program. Honolulu, Hawaii (March 18, 2022) – In a sea of less-than-encouraging news stories related to the pandemic, there is a bright spot from the broadband realm in …

Final four named for national Kids Tech Summit competition hosted by Connected Nation

Bowling Green, Kentucky (March 17, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN) announced this week the four finalists in its national Kids Tech Summit. This friendly competition, which is sponsored by AT&T, provides an opportunity for students to use their digital skills to develop 100% student-led projects that directly benefit their communities and help narrow the Digital Divide. “We challenged those taking …

Maverick County Broadband Committee hosts kickoff event for broadband initiative and study

Eagle Pass, Texas (March 11, 2022) – The Maverick County Broadband Committee hosted a special kickoff event on Tuesday, March 8, to launch Connect Maverick, a community initiative focused on improving broadband access, adoption, and use throughout Maverick County. Members of the Committee shared information with local stakeholders and community residents about internet access in the county and explained how …