A year of living on the edge: looking over the precipice of the Digital Divide and seeing great change ahead

Published on: December 13, 2022

by Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Louisville, Ky (December 13, 2022) – It’s been a year of “living on the edge” for millions of Americans trying to bridge the Digital Divide. If you saw the emails I receive weekly, sometimes daily, as the Communications Director for Connected Nation, from moms and dads, teachers, ranchers, rural residents, and others, you’d understand …

Why the FCC’s new National Broadband Map is important to your community

Published on: November 30, 2022

Louisville, Ky. and Nashville, Tenn. (November 30, 2022) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the updated National Broadband Map on Friday, November 18. This map is critical for determining how much each state receives of federal funding for expanding broadband access to unserved and underserved communities. Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO, Connected Nation, recently spoke with RFD-TV, a national …

Meet some of CN’s Digital Literacy and Learning trainers

Published on: November 16, 2022

I love the freedom and flexibility of working from home. But working in a remote world means that in-person meetings with co-workers can sometimes be few and far between. However, my recent trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan, for some of our Digital Literacy and Learning workshops gave me the opportunity to meet a fantastic group of Connected Nation (CN) staff …

FCC advisory committee adopts report on strategies for preventing digital discrimination by internet providers and recommendations for promoting digital equity

Published on: November 8, 2022

Washington, DC. (November 8, 2022) – The Communications Equity and Diversity Council (CEDC), a Federal Communication Commission (FCC) advisory committee, voted unanimously yesterday to adopt a report containing recommendations and best practices to prevent digital discrimination by internet service providers (ISPs) and promote digital equity.   The report provides recommendations to the FCC on public policies, programs, and other strategic initiatives …

Using digital literacy to do more good

Published on: November 1, 2022

How the Urban League of West Michigan plans to use Connected Nation’s Digital Literacy and Learning workshops to bring opportunity to the Grand Rapids community Grand Rapids, Michigan (Nov. 1, 2022) – A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending some Digital Literacy and Learning workshops in Grand Rapids, Michigan, led by Connected Nation (CN) in partnership with …

Connected Nation celebrates Digital Inclusion Week by launching a teen-led digital literacy program in collaboration with AT&T

Published on: October 6, 2022

Bowling Green, Kentucky (October 6, 2022) – Connected Nation (CN) is excited to launch Teens Teach Tech, powered by AT&T, a brand new teen-led digital literacy program aimed at closing the Digital Divide with the help of today’s youth. The program is part of AT&T’s national digital literacy initiative to help narrow the Digital Divide. With the help of an …

What a retired Colonel is asking US ALL to do for those who have served our nation

Published on: October 4, 2022

Bowling Green, Kentucky (October 4, 2022) – Retired Colonel Blaine Hedges spent nearly three decades in the United States Military. He has transitioned into the position of CEO & President of Government Solutions and Services or GS2. GS2 is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business founded in 2018 that empowers companies by building partnerships across government and private sectors. Hedges works with the …

Military spouses: Balancing remote work during a permanent change of station (PCS)

Published on: September 22, 2022

Fort Campbell, Kentucky (September 22, 2022) — Did you know that each year, over 400,000 service members make a permanent change of station? If you’ve experienced one before then you know it can be an exciting chance for new beginnings, but it’s often filled with stress and fear of the unknown. You and your family will likely start new routines …

The role of rural and urban libraries in closing the Digital Divide

Published on: September 13, 2022

Louisville, Kentucky (September 13, 2022) – Libraries across the county, like many other community organizations, were forced to shut their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic. But many people still depended on them for their day-to-day online resources. Jeanne Daily is the Co-Director of the Sidney Community Library located in Sidney, Illinois, population 1,321. She emphasized the critical need for public …

AT&T Contributes $6 Million for Digital Literacy Initiatives Nationwide to Help Narrow Digital Divide

Published on: August 16, 2022

More than 400 libraries and community organizations will host in-person digital literacy workshops using online courses developed in collaboration with Public Library Association (PLA) Dallas, Texas (August 16, 2022) – What’s the news? As part of $6 million in contributions, AT&T is bringing bilingual, in-person digital literacy workshops to more than 400 libraries and community centers across the country. These …