Transforming Education

We believe all children should have adequate access to the latest technology in schools. Our work includes school technology assessments, E-rate program assistance, and more.

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Mapping & Analysis

We provide more accurate and granular mapping of broadband service areas to empower local, state, and federal leaders to make better data-driven decisions that positively impact people.

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Digital Training & Job Placement

We provide digital training and job placement assistance for veterans, single parents, senior citizens, and others in rural and urban areas. Our approach focuses on the demand for a nontraditional, remote workforce.

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Community
Data & Solutions

We measure and evaluate the state of technology and broadband access, adoption, and use in towns, cities, counties, and regions to develop community-specific Technology Action Plans.

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Transforming Education

Mapping &
Analysis

Digital Training & Jobs

Community Solutions

Mission Statement

"Our mission is to improve lives by providing innovative solutions that expand the access, adoption, and use of high-speed internet and its related technologies to all people.  Everyone belongs in a Connected Nation."
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Mapping Our Reach: Track Connected Nation's Work

Since its start in 2001, Connected Nation has been offering programs and initiatives across the United States to help bridge the digital divide.

From state-based technology planning and mapping programs to national educational technology initiatives, Connected Nation has partners in all sectors including libraries, schools, state and local governments, large technology companies, and small businesses. Our impact on the adoption, access, and use of technology is vast.

We invite you to explore this map which highlights both our past and current key initiatives within each state. Just click on your area to discover more.

If you would like to talk directly with us about what we can do to help your community, email us at [email protected]

Everyone belongs in a
Connected Nation.


Latest Happenings



  • Digital Works in the News: CNN Visits Newaygo Facility



  • 34 Million Americans Are Without Broadband Access: Can We Connect Them?



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



  • Digital Inclusion for the Child of the Twenty-First Century

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3 Reasons Mapping Matters: "Inform better decision-making with public resources...avoid potential overbuild situations...ensure accountability for ratepayer and tax payer dollars." ~ @BrentLegg #ConnectedNation #LB1114
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HAPPENING NOW : @BrentLegg with #ConnectedNation is testifying on LB1114.

"There can be no doubt that accurate and granular broadband mapping is one of the most critical tools in developing sound broadband policy to close the digital divide."
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HAPPENING NOW: Testimony for and against LB1113 in Nebraska has just wrapped; coming up next LB1114 testimony on #broadband which "provides for the creation and maintenance of a statewide geographic information system map."
#ConnectedNation
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