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 &

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."

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

Everyone belongs in a
Connected Nation.

Latest Happenings


    Digital Works in the News: CNN Visits Newaygo Facility

  • American Farm Bureau President Joins Connected Nation Board of Directors

  • 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

Keep Up With Us

Expanding #broadband access is something that crosses party lines. Want proof? **ALL** four of Maine’s gubernatorial candidates have said it's a top priority.

Here are their proposed solutions: #ConnectedNation

Rural Maine communities taking lack of broadband into their own hands - Portland Press Herald

They're tired of waiting for the private sector – and state and federal governments – to bring them up to speed.

New Technology Will Bring High-Speed Internet Access to Thousands in the Rural Michigan #ConnectedNation

Here's how @Microsoft is trying to make it a reality:

VIDEO: "Rural Americans deserve high-speed internet just as much as urban Americans do."

@FarmBureau President @ZippyDuvall talks with @OfficialRFDTV about why closing the Digital Divide is a necessity for rural communities. #ConnectedNation

Why Broadband Matters to Rural Communities

American Farm Bureau Federation President, Zippy Duvall, talked with RFD-TV about why broadband access is so important for rural communities and Ameri...

A Rural Colorado Coal County Was Struggling. Then A Tech Company Brought New Jobs

#ConnectedNation #broadband #tech

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