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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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

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Everyone belongs in a
Connected Nation.

Keep Up With Us

ICYMI: The White House has released the American Broadband Initiative Milestones Report, which was produced by the @CommerceGov & @USDA -- This report outlines ways the Government can provide greater access to broadband in rural areas. Read here:

HELENA -- Telecom companies told a legislative committee Feb. 19 that property taxes on fiber optic lines are hampering their ability to extend affordable high-speed internet access to swaths of #rural Montana. Read here: #ConnectedNation

"For the past two years, closing the digital divide has been the FCC's top priority," - @AjitPaiFCC -- Click here to see how the @FCC claims #rural broadband access is improving: #ConnectedNation

Black History Makers in Technology: Janet Emerson Bashen, the first black women in the United States to hold a software patent. To learn more about her, read the article here: #ConnectedNation #BlackHistoryMonth

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