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 …

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 …