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."

Connected Nation's Collaborations

Hopi Telecommunications
Michigan Agriculture
Michigan Public Service
Minnesota Office of Broadband Development
Discover Northeast Michigan
Northwest Commission
Open Mobile
Spectrum Communication
State of Ohio Department of Transportation
Texas Department of Agriculture
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Universal Service Administrative Co
Virgin Mobile
Walton County Florida
Utah Education and Telehealth Network
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Delta Regional Authority
Information Network of Kansas
Junta Puerto Rico
Michigan Health Endowment Fund

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: @TomFerree4 Chairman & CEO of #ConnectedNation has been named to the @FCC re-chartered Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee. This honor comes with the responsibility to help accelerate the deployment of high-speed internet access.

Connected Nation Chairman Named to FCC Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee

Bowling Green, Ky. (May 20, 2019) – Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO, Connected Nation, was named to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) re-char...

How will the new Rural Broadband Act connect more #rural residents to high-speed broadband internet? @RepTipton explains the new bill to @WTOC11 in detail. Learn more about it here: #ConnectedNation

Washington state announces a $6 million dollar investment in #rural broadband internet expansion. Learn how this investment will help many of the states programs and business growth in #rural counties. #ConnectedNation

Senator @SenCapito has introduced the new Broadband Data Improvement Act. This bipartisan legislation will lead to more granular mapping and help close the #DigitalDivide in #rural America. Read here: #ConnectedNation

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