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 wins four international awards, including the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts’ highest honor

Bowling Green, Kentucky (May 9, 2023) – Connected Nation (CN), a national nonprofit working to expand broadband use and adoption across the country, has been recognized with four 29th Annual Communicator Awards. These international awards are presented by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA) in honor of creative excellence among communications professionals. CN’s communications team won AIVA’s highest …

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 …

Why the FCC’s new National Broadband Map is important to your community

Louisville, Ky. and Nashville, Tenn. (November 30, 2022) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the updated National Broadband Map on Friday, November 18. This map is critical for determining how much each state receives of federal funding for expanding broadband access to unserved and underserved communities. Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO, Connected Nation, recently spoke with RFD-TV, a national …

How this Michigan County maps a plan for better broadband

Leelanau County, Michigan (July 27, 2022) – Over the past couple years, Leelanau County, a small, rural community on the upper west peninsula of Michigan, has been in dire need of better broadband (high-speed internet) access for its residents. Like many other communities across the country, the issue of connection is at the top of its list of needed improvements. …