Connected Nation Launches Digital Job Training Program Geared to Military Spouses and Veterans

Published on: September 10, 2018

Elizabethtown, Ky. (September 10, 2018) – A pilot program from Connected Nation is now providing digital job and customer service training geared specifically for the unique needs of military spouses and veterans. A press conference was held last week in Elizabethtown to officially announce that Digital Works℠ (DW) classes were being offered near Fort Knox at Elizabethtown Community and Technical …

Michigan Governor Unveils Plan to Bring Broadband to Every Corner of the State

Published on: August 15, 2018

Escanaba, Mich. (August 15, 2018) – Connect Michigan, a subsidiary of the nonprofit Connected Nation, worked with Governor Rick Snyder, his staff, and state technology and business leaders to develop a plan to provide universal access to high-speed internet for every Michigan resident, business, region, and community. That plan was unveiled today during an event at Escanaba High School. “As …

Governor’s Office Receives Grant for Statewide Broadband Mapping Project

Published on: August 2, 2018

TOPEKA (August 1, 2018)—The Information Network of Kansas (“INK”) Board of Directors has approved a $300,000 grant request by Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. to complete a Statewide Broadband Mapping project. The project, which will be undertaken by non-profit Connected Nation in partnership with the Governor’s Office, will prepare a statewide broadband map of wireline and wireless coverage. This map will …

Pilot Program Launched in Fort Knox Area Provides Digital Job Training for Military Spouses and Veterans

Published on: August 1, 2018

  For Immediate Release August 1, 2018   Elizabethtown, Ky. (August 1, 2018) – Connected Nation is launching its Digital Works℠ (DW) program in the Fort Knox area with a focus on helping military spouses and veterans. This one-of-a-kind job-creation program was developed specifically to meet the growing demand for online and digitally trained workers. More than 850 graduates have …

Grant Funds Digital Education in Columbus for Veterans, Single Parents, Senior Citizens

Published on: July 18, 2018

Columbus, Ohio (July 18, 2018) – A U.S. Army veteran looking for work so he could help his ailing father can now do so. A single mother, out of a job for nine months, is now able to take better care of her two young children. A woman nearing the end of her career now has new skills that mean …

Working Together to Strengthen the Lives of Rural Americans

Published on: June 26, 2018

American Farm Bureau President Joins Connected Nation Board of Directors   Bowling Green, Ky. (June 26, 2018) – American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall may lead one of the nation’s largest and most prominent nonprofits, but at heart he’s a third-generation farmer from Georgia. Duvall is someone who advocates for and understands well the challenges facing farmers, ranchers, …

Digital Works Goes Virtual

Published on: May 16, 2018

Virtually Anywhere (May 16, 2018) – Digital Works just took a successful, first step into a new facet of workforce training—going virtual. The program, which was established by Connected Nation to bridge the needs of communities and employers through telework, just completed its first all-virtual class in Kiowa County, Kansas. “This worked so well in Kansas because there was a …

What It’s Like to Live on the Wrong Side of the Digital Divide

Published on: May 11, 2018

The following was written by Mark McElroy, who serves on the Board of Directors for Connected Nation, as part of National Digital Inclusion Week (May 7-11). To request an interview with Mr. McElroy or if you have questions please contact us at info@connectednation.org. (May 11, 2018) – I live on the wrong side of the Digital Divide –that part of the …

Digital Inclusion: What the U.S. Can Learn from Emerging and Developing Countries

Published on: May 10, 2018

The following was written by John Davies, who serves on the Board of Directors for Connected Nation, as part of National Digital Inclusion Week (May 7-11). To request an interview with Mr. Davies or if you have questions, please contact us at info@connectednation.org.  (May 10, 2018) – Over the last two decades, my career focused on Digital Inclusion in emerging and …

Digital Exclusion: A New Form of Student Segregation

Published on: May 8, 2018

The following was written by Wendy Lazarus, who serves on the Board of Directors for Connected Nation, as part of National Digital Inclusion Week (May 7-11). To request an interview with Ms. Lazarus or if you have questions, please contact us at info@connectednation.org.  (May 8, 2018) – In 1954, the Supreme Court ended school segregation with its landmark decision in …