Connected Nation Celebrates GIS Day 2021

Published on: November 17, 2021

Louisville, KY (November 17, 2021) – Today is GIS Day, an international recognition of the impact that geographic information systems (GIS) and location intelligence have on our world. Since 1999, GIS Day has occurred in the middle of Geography Awareness Week, demonstrating that a keen understanding of the environmental and cultural geography variables around us help us not only understand …

Connected Nation announces new partnership to protect children online, teach empathy during World Kindness Week

Published on: November 12, 2021

Bowling Green, Ky. (November 12, 2021) – As we celebrate World Kindness Week (Nov. 8-14), Connected Nation is proud to announce its partnership with Empatico to develop content to help children worldwide safely navigate the internet. “It is fitting that, as we celebrate 20 years of service within the broadband space, we are also taking action through this partnership with …

Connected Nation to host national conversation on the Digital Divide with live expert panels from coast-to-coast

Published on: November 10, 2021

Washington, DC (November 10, 2021) – Connected Nation is celebrating 20 years of service by hosting an historic event taking place in one week nationally. “Today we find ourselves at a most unprecedented time; not only is there a better, more unified understanding of why we must close the Digital Divide, but there is now the equally extraordinary, and necessary, …

How technology is improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of education within the Washington County School District

Published on: November 9, 2021

St. George, Utah (November 9, 2021) – Tony Campbell, Director of Learning Technologies for Washington County School District, believes technology plays a pivotal role in the way students learn — both in and out of the classroom. “In Washington County School District, we measure student achievement in the broader sense of learning, attitude, and behavior,” he said. “When we examine …

AT&T and Connected Nation expand free device program to help thousands of vulnerable students

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An additional 4,664 hotspots, free internet services provided to address homework gap, bringing total amount of students reached through hotspot program to nearly 40,000 nationwide Bowling Green, Ky. (November 9, 2021) – As part of AT&T’s commitment to bridge the Digital Divide and narrow the homework gap, Connected Nation (CN) is working with AT&T to deliver hotspots to 15 organizations …

Portland news station to host live, expert panel discussion during national conversation on Digital Divide

Published on: November 3, 2021

KGW will be one of three live locations across the country Portland, Oregon (November 3, 2021) – KGW, Portland’s NBC-affiliate and Emmy-winning tv station, will host expert panelists during a live, national event taking place on Wednesday, November 17. Connected Nation (CN) is producing the free event titled “20 years of connecting the nation: a national conversation on the Digital …

Texas school district to host live, student-run panel discussion during national conversation on Digital Divide

Published on: October 27, 2021

Fort Bend ISD will be one of three live locations across the country Sugar Land, Texas (October 27, 2021) – Fort Bend Independent School District (ISD) will host expert panelists during a live, national event taking place on Wednesday, November 17. Connected Nation (CN) is producing the free event titled “20 years of connecting the nation: a national conversation on …

Second time around: Getting Native American students better connected

Published on: October 26, 2021

New York City (October 26, 2021) – The Digital Divide has become a growing issue over the past several years. It’s certainly a hurdle Andrew Heinrich faced when it came to getting students his organization serves connected—especially on Native American reservations. Heinrich is the founder and president of Project Rousseau, a nonprofit based in New York City that works with …

USDA to Make Up to $1.15 Billion Available to Help People Living in Rural Communities Access High-Speed Internet

Published on: October 25, 2021

The following press release was issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on October 22, 2021. Department Also Invests $50 Million to Improve Access to Telemedicine, Distance Learning for 7.6 Million People in Rural Areas GENESEO, Ill., Oct. 22, 2021 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a significant expansion of access to high-speed internet, health …

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund: What’s up with the wait for Phase II?

Published on: September 24, 2021

Lansing, Michigan (September 24, 2021) – The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) provides a unique opportunity to expand access to fixed broadband and voice service to millions of unserved homes and small businesses in rural America. There’s one problem—a hold up when it comes to Phase II of the $20.4 billion program. “This comes up a lot when we’re talking …