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

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 …

Connected Nation celebrates Digital Learning Day 2022

Washington D.C. (February 22, 2022) – Digital learning has become ubiquitous for most students across the country. It has become essential for the continuity of learning itself, and schools now have both the challenge and opportunity to pioneer a new path forward–one that will foster exciting, immersive learning opportunities for K-12 students everywhere, even after the pandemic has passed. But this …

A new way of learning: How the Kane School District leveraged technology inside and outside the classroom

Kane County, Utah (February 1, 2022) – Travis Terry, Kane School District Technology and Assessment Director, recognizes how important changing technologies and access to high-speed internet are for his students and staff.  “Access to broadband internet has become an integral part of the daily instruction for every school in the Kane School District,” said Terry. “We must have access for …

New data: Connect K-12 report shows 59% of U.S. school districts now meet FCC internet connectivity benchmark

27.6 million students attend schools that still lack adequate bandwidth to support digital learning in every classroom, every day Washington, D.C. (January 10, 2022) – Connected Nation’s “Connect K-12” program has released its report on U.S. school connectivity for E-rate Funding Year 2021, which includes findings on the nation’s progress toward meeting the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) bandwidth goal of …

Collecting inventory: Utah Education Network tracks technology in classrooms

The state continues work that provided key data to help educators better respond to COVID-19 closures Salt Lake City, Utah (October 7, 2021) – The Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN), in partnership with Connected Nation (CN), just launched a new portal that will inventory technology within Utah’s public and charter schools. In 2015, UETN began tracking how technology is …

Heading back to school: How technology will continue to play a primary role this school year

Nashville, TN (August 19, 2021) – Over the past decade, technology use has increased to become a prominent part of our everyday lives. We use it to connect with friends and family, pay our bills, and even work from home. Then the coronavirus hit, and suddenly we were dependent on technology to keep our regular lives going.  Many industries took …

How America’s school districts can improve their internet connectivity for digital learning in every classroom, every day

47% of school districts nationwide, representing 15.4 million students, are meeting the FCC’s recommended bandwidth per student Washington, DC (April 21, 2021) – Less than half of America’s school districts are meeting the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recommended bandwidth of 1 Mpbs per student. Just 47% of school districts are meeting that goal according to data published through Connected Nation’s …

The nation’s top 10 states for school internet connectivity

43 governors commit to increasing school bandwidths to 1Mpbs per student Washington, DC (April 12, 2021) – Connected Nation is announcing the top states in the nation for school internet connectivity according to data published through the nonprofit’s Connect K-12 website*. “The pandemic demonstrated how important it is to continue to improve our school internet networks. Many teachers and students …

Wyoming 6th in nation for school internet connectivity

72% of school districts meet federally recommended standards  Cheyenne, Wyoming (April 7, 2021) – Wyoming is among the top ten when it comes to the best-connected schools in the country, according to data published by nonprofit Connected Nation through its Connect K-12 website.  “Over many years, Wyoming’s robust educational network has grown an infrastructure that goes beyond federal standards for …

Connecticut school districts are above the national average when it comes to school internet connectivity

49% of Connecticut school districts are at 1 Mbps per student    Hartford, Connecticut (March 24, 2021) – Connecticut school districts are doing better than much of the country when it comes to having the school internet connectivity needed for digital learning, according to data published by nonprofit Connected Nation through its Connect K-12 website. “In Connecticut, we have taken …