New Mexico achieves significant improvements to school connectivity, surpasses national average for student bandwidth

Published on: January 31, 2021

Santa Fe, New Mexico (January 31, 2021) – New Mexico state and school district leaders have made huge strides in their efforts to improve school connectivity across the state, according to data published by nonprofit Connected Nation through its Connect K-12 program website. “We are determined to equip New Mexico’s K-12 students with all the tools they need to succeed, …

Evaluations underway for schools, nonprofits to be awarded free AT&T mobile broadband service to help kids learn remotely

Published on: January 15, 2021

Awardees will be notified on or before February 17 Bowling Green, Ky. (January 15, 2020) – Awardees for the AT&T K-12 homework gap program will be selected by Monday, February 15 and notified by Wednesday, February 17. The application window for schools and nonprofits closed January 11. The AT&T K-12 homework gap program is focused on helping school districts, charter schools, …

2021 E-rate filing window announced, more than $4 billion available to support, improve school and library connectivity

Published on: January 6, 2021

Connect K-12 site offers free and transparent pricing, bandwidth data for school district and state leaders looking to maximize E-rate funding Washington, DC. (January 6, 2021) – Soon, school districts across the country can once again apply for federal E-rate funding to support and improve internet connectivity and classroom Wi-Fi.  The Universal Service Administration Company (USAC), which administers the program …

Less than a week left for schools, nonprofits to apply for free AT&T mobile broadband service to help kids learn remotely

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Program is focused on helping the nation’s most vulnerable students access online learning, participate in virtual classrooms  Bowling Green, Ky. (January 6, 2021) – The deadline for nonprofits and schools to apply for the AT&T K-12 homework gap program is Monday, January 11. K-12 school districts, charter schools, and community-based nonprofits that serve at-risk K-12 students are invited to apply …

Wham! Connected Nation’s greatest hits of 2020

Published on: December 14, 2020

By Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Bowling Green, KY (December 14, 2020) – Every year, during the holidays, my friends circulate this ridiculous challenge — try not to be “Whammed!” Basically, the person who goes the longest without hearing the original version of “Last Christmas” by Wham! wins. We’re not the only ones. The challenge is so popular that it …

VIDEO: Connect K-12 Launches to Help State, District Leaders Improve School Connectivity

Published on: November 24, 2020

Washington, D.C. (November 24, 2020) – Connected Nation recently launched the free resource for school district and state leaders—Connect K-12.  RFD-TV, a broadband group that focuses on rural affairs issues across the country, asked CN to share how the new website can help school districts in rural areas improve their internet connectivity. “We hope to build on the momentum and …

Apply Now! Nonprofits, Schools Can Receive Free AT&T Wireless Internet Service, Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots for At-Risk K-12 Students

Published on: November 23, 2020

AT&T’s $10 million commitment to the program will help the nation’s most vulnerable students participate in connected learning Bowling Green, Ky. (November 23, 2020) – Connected Nation (CN) is launching today an online application for the AT&T K-12 connected learning program, which is focused on closing the homework gap for at-risk students by providing free AT&T wireless internet service and …

Connected Nation, Funds For Learning Launch “Connect K-12” to Help State, District Leaders Improve School Connectivity

Published on: November 19, 2020

Website, report provide key insights on school internet access across the U.S. Bowling Green, Ky. (November 19, 2020)–Nonprofit Connected Nation (CN) announced this morning the launch of Connect K-12, a free website that provides internet speed and pricing transparency information to help schools identify broadband solutions and negotiate better deals for services—with the objective of helping schools achieve the Federal …

To Help Close Digital Divide for Nearly 17 Million Students, AT&T Offers Discounted Wireless Data Plans with Free Wi-Fi Hotspots and Makes $10 Million Commitment to Help Underserved Communities

Published on: November 12, 2020

Classrooms that take advantage of the offer receive free unlimited wireless service1 for teachers2; the new $10 million commitment helps students participate in connected learning by providing free devices and service The following is a press release issued by AT&T on November 12, 2020 EDITOR’S NOTE: The application window will open Monday, November 23, 2020 and close Monday, January 11, …

What a Texas School District Can Teach the Nation About Connecting and Educating a Generation of Kids

Published on: September 24, 2020

“Internet access is no longer a luxury. It’s something that every kid should be provided with.”       By Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Lockhart, TX (September 24, 2020) – Mark Estrada, superintendent of Lockhart Independent School District, says the first day of in-person classes went pretty well considering the COVID-19 pandemic — with about 45 percent of students inside the …