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TECH WEEK:Why Better Mapping is Critical to Getting Broadband Access to More People

By Jessica Denson

Connected Nation Testifies on Capitol Hill

For nearly two decades, Connected Nation has worked to bring internet access to families and businesses in both rural and urban settings, and, as a result, was recently asked to testify before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. That’s because the focus of the hearing was on “Defining and Mapping Broadband Coverage in America.”

Connected Nation at Work

By Connected Nation

A Connectedsm community designation shows that a community is equipped with broadband capabilities that meet FCC standards. This can help to attract young professionals, encourage new businesses and upstarts, improve real estate prospects, and give community members access to important online resources. The process to become a Connected community relies on community participation and a forward-thinking attitude, and it begins with community members that want to make a difference.

Recent News // Digital Inclusion Week: Leaving No One Out of a Connected Nation

Monday, May 08, 2017

USDA Grant Funds Rural Telemedicine and E-Learning

By Eric Frederick

 The USDA is making $19 million available to rural areas seeking to expand distance learning opportunities and telemedicine.

Fighting Cyber Attacks Nationally and Locally

By Connected Nation

As technology grows in importance and prevalence in business and in day-to-day activities, so do the risks involved in its use. Cyber attacks are becoming more common, more sophisticated, and more diverse, affecting entire industries and even countries collectively, all the way down to the individual user.

Recent News // Schnurman: Broadband spreads unevenly in Texas

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Recent News // The digital divide: Fewer Internet options means fewer homes in Grayson County connect online

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

FCC Offers $10 billion for Broadband Network Upgrades

By Tom Koutsky

Today, the FCC formally offered the nation’s largest telephone companies, including AT&T, Verizon, Frontier, CenturyLink, FairPoint, and Windstream, $10 billion in subsidies to offer broadband service to over 4 million homes and businesses that are currently unserved. Today’s offer is a critical step in “Phase II” of the Connect America Fund, which will subsidize the construction of 10 Mbps down/1 Mbps up broadband networks in these areas over the next six years.

Recent News // Fort Bend County to be Recognized on Tuesday as a Certified Connected Community

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Fayette County Becomes Certified Connected Community

By Sarah Hagen

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