Keeping families connected – Kahauiki Village students work to bridge Digital Divide within their community

Published on: January 18, 2023

Louisville, Kentucky (January 18, 2023) — Joy. All anybody could feel was unbridled joy for the children of Kahauiki Village in Honolulu, Hawaii, when they learned they were among the winners of a prestigious technology competition. On April 22, 2022, it was announced that the Kahauiki Village team had placed fourth in the Kids Tech Summit, a national competition sponsored …

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 …

Connect K-12’s 2022 report shows 67% of U.S. school districts now meet FCC internet connectivity benchmark

Published on: November 16, 2022

Work to be done: 23.5 million students attend schools that still lack adequate bandwidth to support digital learning in every classroom, every day Washington, D.C. (November 16, 2022) – Connected Nation’s (CN) Connect K-12 Program has released its 2022 Report on School Connectivity in collaboration with Funds For Learning (FFL).  The annual report, now in its third iteration, includes findings …

Meet some of CN’s Digital Literacy and Learning trainers

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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 …

Connected Nation adds telecom veteran in Education, Government and Healthcare as strategic advisor

Published on: October 11, 2022

Bowling Green, Ky. (October 11, 2022) – Connected Nation (CN) has added Dr. Pamela Lloyd to its senior executive team to provide insight and strategic counsel to the organization’s digital inclusion programming. “We are very excited to have Dr. Lloyd join our team during this extraordinary time in the company’s history,” said Tom Ferree, Chairman & CEO, CN. “Having known …

Connected Nation launches Digital Literacy program in collaboration with AT&T

Published on: September 26, 2022

Program is bringing digital literacy workshops to communities to help advance digital skills and empowerment for families across the U.S Bowling Green, Kentucky (September 26, 2022) – Connected Nation (CN) announced the launch of a new Digital Literacy program in collaboration with AT&T. The program is part of AT&T’s national digital literacy initiative to help narrow the Digital Divide. The …

FCC ANNOUNCES $77 MILLION IN EMERGENCY CONNECTIVITY FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES TO HELP CLOSE THE HOMEWORK GAP

Published on: August 1, 2022

The following press release was issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on July 27, 2022 Nearly 13 Million Students Benefitting from Program Providing Digital Services for Students in Communities Across the Country WASHINGTON, July 27, 2022—The Federal Communications Commission today announced it is committing over $77 million in two new funding rounds through the Emergency Connectivity Program, helping to …

New study shows where America’s K-12 students are not getting the same access to education

Published on: July 28, 2022

Waukesha, Wisconsin (July 28, 2022) — In July 2022, the Consortium for School Network (CoSN) released the results of its Home Connectivity Study. This study analyzes internet connectivity and speeds among K-12 students in seven school districts across the country.  In it, researchers focused on where students completed their schoolwork, disparities between internet connectivity and speed at school vs. outside …

Closing the homework gap: New hotspots help connect university students across the country

Published on: May 25, 2022

Nashville, Tennessee (May 25, 2022) — This past year, Connected Nation and AT&T partnered to help bridge the Digital Divide and narrow the homework gap for vulnerable students across the country. As part of this $10 million dollar commitment, the Homework Gap program delivered 1,060 free mobile hotspots and 14 months of free AT&T wireless internet service to schools and …

Connected Nation invites teachers, parents to host watch parties, cheer on student teams for the national Kids Tech Summit

Published on: April 12, 2022

Bowling Green, Kentucky (April 12, 2021) – The national Kids Tech Summit will take place in less than 10 days on Friday, April 22 at 4pm (eastern). The finals for this event will feature four student teams from organizations located across the country –  from New Jersey to Hawai’i. This friendly competition, which is hosted by national nonprofit Connected Nation …