Digital Skills and Job Training: Community-driven initiatives are leading the way in preparing Americans for today’s jobs

John B. Horrigan October 2018 This paper, published by the Benton Foundation, was made possible through support of the Media Democracy Fund & was conducted in coordination with the Baltimore Digital Inclusion Coalition Jobs in the 21st Century The Great Recession meant joblessness for many Americans, but unemployment struck those with lower income or less education the hardest. In 2013, …

Back to the Roots: Helping Our Home-Towns

Bowling Green, KY. (August 15, 2018) – Meet our Director of Engineering and Technical Services, Chip Spann. Spann does work nationwide for Connected Nation, but doesn’t forget to take time to serve those in his home state of Kentucky. For the last three years, Spann has been working with five Amish families who grow organic produce in the Fleming County …

Broadband Trends and Impacts in Ohio

Connect Ohio, a subsidiary of Connected Nation, just released its latest findings on broadband trends and their impact on the Buckeye State. The study finds that while more Ohioans have computers, many adults still lack the digital skills needed to be competitive. “Developing the digital workforce skills that employers require can be essential to finding a job and growing a …

Connect Michigan Releases Teleworking Report

Access the Report Lansing, MI (January 9, 2012) – Connect Michigan released today a new report on teleworking in Michigan. The report, Teleworking in Michigan – Empowering Workers Through Broadband, was originally developed as a part of the Connect Michigan 2011 Residential Technology Assessment that examined the impact of teleworking in Michigan. Teleworking—which has the potential to significantly modify Michigan’s …

Harbor Area Broadband Team Joins New Technology Enhancement Program

HARBOR Inc. teams up with Connect Michigan in a plan for building a technology-ready community Harbor Springs, MI (December 20, 2011)– HARBOR Inc.’s Broadband Team has joined forces with Connect Michigan by enrolling in the Connected community certification program, an initiative that offers a comprehensive way to bridge the digital divide impacting many communities including the Harbor Springs area by building …

Connect Minnesota Releases New Broadband Availability Report

Access the Findings ST. PAUL, MN (December 20, 2011) – Today, Connect Minnesota released an assessment of broadband availability in Minnesota in a report titled, Broadband Availability in Minnesota: Measuring Progress. This report, which is available online, outlines the statewide results of a broadband inventory with the aim of sparking stakeholder discussions on key policy goals and strategies to expand and …

Lyon County Joins Innovative Broadband Expansion Effort

Leaders enlist in Nevada’s Connected program to bridge technology gap, boost economy, and quality of life YERINGTON, NV (December 19, 2011) – Lyon County leaders are taking a new step toward job growth and better quality of life in west central Nevada. The region has now been enrolled in an innovative program that is designed to increase access, adoption, and …

Gillespie County Joins Innovative Broadband Expansion Effort

GILLESPIE COUNTY, TX (December 19, 2011)  – Gillespie County leaders are now the first in the state to enroll their community in an innovative program that seeks to boost the local economy and quality of life for residents though increased access, adoption, and use of broadband.   Staff from Connected Texas, the statewide nonprofit promoting broadband expansion, are leading Gillespie …

ConnectKentucky, AT&T Foundation Donate Computers to Area Organizations

Four nonprofits serve vulnerable populations FRANKLIN, Ky. (December 15, 2011) – Four Frankfort Kentucky area organizations serving children or disadvantaged individuals or families got an early holiday treat recently with the donation of five refurbished computers from ConnectKentucky through a grant from the AT&T Foundation. The Franklin County organizations receiving the computers are PUSH Early Childhood Development Center, Franklin County …