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."
JOIN THE FIGHT

Why does our mission to expand broadband and its related technologies matter? Connected Nation's Chairman & CEO Tom Ferree explains in this short message.

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 info@connectednation.org

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

ICYMI: The @USDA is investing $501 million in 60 projects to help improve healthcare infrastructure and services in rural communities nationwide. It will expand access to healthcare in 34 states.

Here are examples of how the $ is being spent:
https://t.co/LxITYEfZZO

Mission in a Minute: How Lack of Broadband Access Can Affect Families. Watch our newest video of Gina Lindsey, Executive Assistant to #ConnectedNation's CEO, sharing how lack of access makes things more difficult for her and her neighbors. https://t.co/j2ZpFmwxkL

The Digital Divide Among School-Age Children Narrows, but Millions Still Lack Internet Connections.

According to @NTIAgov approximately 7 million students still do not have access to internet at home. Click here to see how you can help make a change: https://t.co/OWbcb022G5

"I am proud to support this Farm Bill that advances the interests of New Mexican families, farmers, and ranchers for years to come," said @RepLujanGrisham -- Click here to see how she established an economic development broadband grant program: https://t.co/JnkAEKQjm8

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