124 schools, nonprofits will receive 35,000 hotspots through K-12 homework gap program

AT&T’s $10 million commitment to the program is helping the nation’s most vulnerable students participate in connected learning Bowling Green, Ky. (February 24, 2020) – Connected Nation (CN) and AT&T announced this week that the awardees for the AT&T K-12 homework gap program had been named. The list includes 124 schools and nonprofits spanning 26 states nationwide. “Many of the …

Why is in-school connectivity still important?

Washington D.C. (February 23, 2020) – Digital learning is no longer reserved for the most innovative and affluent school districts. 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 …

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

Olympia, Washington (February 12, 2021) – Washington 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. “Access to high-speed internet is essential to preparing our students to compete in today’s workforce — and basic connectivity is …

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

Lincoln, Nebraska (February 10, 2021) – Nebraska 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. “To grow our state, we have to connect the next generation of Nebraskans with digital learning opportunities,” said Governor Pete …

Changing the way we learn: How to educate with new technologies in 2021

Bowling Green, KY (February 5, 2021) – The year 2020 forced the quickest and most significant shift in education delivery strategies that has likely ever happened. What does this mean for our children, educators, and education systems in 2021? What are schools doing today that they never thought about 365 days ago? How are our children and educators dealing with …

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

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

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

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 …

Wham! Connected Nation’s greatest hits of 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

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 …