Connected Nation hires national leader in GIS & Information Technology to guide Data Strategy & Technical Services           

Bowling Green, Kentucky (July 12, 2023) – Connected Nation (CN) is excited to announce that Colin Reilly has joined the national nonprofit as its Vice President, Data Strategy & Technical Services. Reilly most recently served as the Executive Director of Information Technology within the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice. “Connected Nation’s mission to close the Digital Divide …

Connected Nation celebrates White House “Internet for All” state funding allocation announcement

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act made $42.45 billion available to ensure that every home in America has access to fast, affordable broadband connectivity Washington, DC (June 26, 2023) – Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO of Connected Nation, issued the following statement celebrating today’s White House announcement allocating more than $40 billion to states to carry out the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment …

World’s leading Internet Exchange operator DE-CIX to support Connected Nation & Newby Ventures in closing the Digital Divide in the US

Strategic partnership will enable DE-CIX edge IXs in smaller cities and rural areas to significantly improve regional Internet performance Frankfurt (Germany) and Washington, DC, (U.S.), 15 May 2023. DE-CIX, the world’s leading operator of Internet Exchanges (IXs), and Connected Nation Internet Exchange Points (CNIXP), a joint venture between nonprofit Connected Nation and Newby Ventures, today announce a strategic partnership for …

Connected Nation honored for Digital Team of the Year, Digital Communicator of the Year by PRNEWS

Bowling Green, Kentucky (May 12, 2023) – Connected Nation (CN), a national nonprofit working to expand broadband use and adoption across the country,  received top honors yesterday in PRNEWS’ 2023 Digital Awards.  The awards program recognizes the most innovative and industry-altering digital communicators and campaigns. CN’s communications department was named “Digital Team of the Year” and Communications Director, Jessica Denson, …

Connected Nation named finalist for national award, Communications team among ‘best of the best’     

Bowling Green, Kentucky (April 13, 2023) – Connected Nation (CN)’s Communications team was named this week as a national finalist for Team of the Year (In-House) in PR Daily’s Social Media & Digital Awards. “There is no doubt that the success of our mission is in direct proportion to our effectiveness as a communicator,” said Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO, …

Connected Nation named among Best Places to Work for the 12th time as it seeks to expand workforce nationally  

Bowling Green, Kentucky (March 15, 2023) – Connected Nation (CN) has been named one of the Best Places to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. This is the 12th time the national nonprofit, based in Bowling Green, Ky., has received the honor. “This is one of the greatest honors our company can receive because it comes from the input …

Connected Nation, network interconnection pioneer Hunter Newby form joint venture to build, operate Internet Exchange Points in 125+ regional hub communities across America

JV aims to ‘democratize’ network interconnection, establish carrier-neutral IXP facilities in unserved markets—including the 14 states that lack them Fort Lauderdale, Florida (January 30, 2023) – At the Metro Connect 2023 event in South Florida today, national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN) announced that it has formed a 50/50 joint venture (JV) with network interconnection pioneer Hunter Newby to pursue the …

Connected Nation honored with national award for “A national conversation on the Digital Divide”

Bowling Green, Ky. (November 18, 2022) – Connected Nation (CN) won top honors this month in PR Daily’s Nonprofit Communications Awards for best virtual event.  The national nonprofit was recognized for producing a three-city, live event titled “20 years of connecting the nation: a national conversation on the Digital Divide” that aired across the country on November 17, 2021. “Our …

Meet some of CN’s Digital Literacy and Learning trainers

I love the freedom and flexibility of working from home. But working in a remote world means that in-person meetings with co-workers can sometimes be few and far between. However, my recent trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan, for some of our Digital Literacy and Learning workshops gave me the opportunity to meet a fantastic group of Connected Nation (CN) staff …

FCC advisory committee adopts report on strategies for preventing digital discrimination by internet providers and recommendations for promoting digital equity

Washington, DC. (November 8, 2022) – The Communications Equity and Diversity Council (CEDC), a Federal Communication Commission (FCC) advisory committee, voted unanimously yesterday to adopt a report containing recommendations and best practices to prevent digital discrimination by internet service providers (ISPs) and promote digital equity.   The report provides recommendations to the FCC on public policies, programs, and other strategic initiatives …