Connected Nation honored for online resource hub in response to the coronavirus crisis

Published on: June 8, 2021

Bowling Green, Ky. (June 8, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN) is being honored by PR News for its Digital Newsroom “Responding to the Coronavirus Crisis.” This online newsroom provided immediate and critical resources for individuals and families as well as local and state leaders in response to the need for better internet access during the pandemic. “Connected Nation has worked …

From billions of dollars in new funding to mandatory minimum speeds, why NOW is an unprecedented time for broadband expansion in America

Published on: May 21, 2021

By Eric Frederick, Vice President, Community AffairsConnected Nation I recently looked up “how much is a billion?” It’s a difficult number to comprehend. The most common answer is that it’s a thousand million. Another answer is that a billion seconds is equivalent to 31 and a half years. It’s quite the sum. Now, try to imagine a billion times 365 …

Texas school districts, nonprofits to receive hotspots, free internet to help more than 1,800 students across the state

Published on: April 12, 2021

AT&T’s K-12 homework gap program is helping students nationwide participate in connected learning Austin, Texas (April 12, 2021) – As students and teachers cross the threshold into a full year of remote learning, AT&T and leading nonprofit Connected Nation are continuing to work to put the connectivity solutions vital to education into the hands of those who need it most. …

Michigan schools to receive hotspots and free internet to help more than 4,000 students across the state

Published on: April 5, 2021

AT&T’s K-12 homework gap program is helping students nationwide participate in connected learning Lansing, Michigan (April 5, 2020) – As students and teachers cross the threshold into a full year of remote learning, AT&T and leading nonprofit Connected Nation are continuing to work to put the connectivity solutions vital to education into the hands of those who need it most. …

Help is on the way for more than 300 Greenup County School District students left out of remote learning

Published on: March 5, 2021

Record failure rates attributed to lack of internet access and student engagement during pandemic closures Greenup, Kentucky (March 5, 2021) – When the pandemic forced the Greenup County School District to shut down, faculty and staff struggled to reach their students. “Much of our population is rural, and there are high poverty levels across the county with approximately 62% of …

500 kids in southeast Los Angeles to get the devices they need for remote learning

Published on: February 23, 2021

“During bad times sometimes good things happen. This is one of those things.” The Southeast Community Development Corporation (SCDC) has been working since 1994 to “flood” southeast Los Angeles with some much-needed help. “It was a nonprofit desert in our area,” said Emma Hernandez, Interim Executive Director, SCDC. “We formed from members of local cities who were trying to bring …

Kids at one Baton Rouge school to get the bandwidth they need for remote learning, work-study program

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“When this first happened even just getting your hands on a hotspot was difficult. Everyone in America needed one.” Baton Rouge, Louisiana (February 23, 2021) – Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School approaches education a little differently than other schools. “It’s a unique model. We are one of 37 Cristo Rey schools nationwide,” said Eric Engemann, President. “We not …

The wait is over for 500 low-income Milwaukee kids who can’t access remote learning

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How the AT&T homework gap program is making it possible Milwaukee, Wisconsin (February 23, 2021) – Imagine the negative effect of being a student in 2021 without reliable internet access. It’s a stark reality and challenge for a Milwaukee school that is working to deliver a high-quality education to some of the country’s most disadvantaged students. “When the pandemic began, …

How 100 hotspots will keep the music playing across Baltimore

Published on: February 20, 2021

“The ability to stay connected to each other is so critical right now.” Baltimore, Maryland (February 23, 2021) – Teaching math or reading through a virtual classroom is no small feat but imagine how difficult teaching a child to play an instrument would be. “It’s extremely challenging if someone doesn’t have a good camera or strong internet connection,” said Raquel …