FCC advisory committee adopts report on strategies for preventing digital discrimination by internet providers and recommendations for promoting digital equity

Washington, DC. (November 8, 2022) – The Communications Equity and Diversity Council (CEDC), a Federal Communication Commission (FCC) advisory committee, voted unanimously yesterday to adopt a report containing recommendations and best practices to prevent digital discrimination by internet service providers (ISPs) and promote digital equity.   The report provides recommendations to the FCC on public policies, programs, and other strategic initiatives …

Connected Nation launches Digital Literacy program in collaboration with AT&T

Program is bringing digital literacy workshops to communities to help advance digital skills and empowerment for families across the U.S Bowling Green, Kentucky (September 26, 2022) – Connected Nation (CN) announced the launch of a new Digital Literacy program in collaboration with AT&T. The program is part of AT&T’s national digital literacy initiative to help narrow the Digital Divide. The …

The role of rural and urban libraries in closing the Digital Divide

Louisville, Kentucky (September 13, 2022) – Libraries across the county, like many other community organizations, were forced to shut their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic. But many people still depended on them for their day-to-day online resources. Jeanne Daily is the Co-Director of the Sidney Community Library located in Sidney, Illinois, population 1,321. She emphasized the critical need for public …

Connected Nation honored among the Best Places to Work for the 11th time

The national nonprofit was ranked in the top 20 for -sized employer Bowling Green, Ky. (June 13, 2022) – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has once again named Connected Nation (CN) among the Best Places to Work in Kentucky—awarding the organization with a 20th place ranking in the small-sized employer category (those employing 15-149 U.S. employees). “We value our employees …

Teens teaching teens to build a more digitally diverse and equitable world

Computers 4 People expands to include Computers 4 People 4 Teens Hoboken, New Jersey (March 28, 2022) – The Kids Tech Summit taking place April 22 challenges K-12 students to use their digital skills to help the community. Four student-led projects have been named as finalists. One of those innovative groups is expanding upon a mission begun by another teenager …

Black History Month Spotlight – Lora Williams’ heart for helping others is impacting the Hays County, Texas, community

Black History Month is a time to pause and celebrate the achievements of African Americans. When I sat down to look for a strong, impactful, and inspirational African American woman to spotlight in my blog, the choices were abundant. I found women in technology, medicine, engineering, public policy, and many more who are all breaking down walls and shattering glass …

Connected Nation and GS2 Government Solution and Services Announces New Career Advancement Opportunities

Fort Campbell, KY (January 19, 2022) – Digital Works, Connected Nation’s digital skills and job placement initiative, and Government Solutions and Services GS2 have partnered with CareerStep to offer veterans, military spouses, and transitioning active-duty servicemembers access to an advanced career online training platform. Thanks to this partnership, participants can now ​​level up their current skills to stand out from …

Connected Nation names four honorees to share the 2021 National Broadband Visionary Award

Bowling Green, Kentucky (December 13, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN) is honoring four organizations with the 2021 Broadband Visionary Award — KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon; Fort Bend Independent School District in Sugar Land, Texas; and, jointly, RFD-TV and the American Farm Bureau Federation in Washington, D.C. This prestigious national award recognizes those who demonstrate exceptional and innovative leadership in the …

My ‘kind’ of internet: what second graders can teach us all about empathy while online

“This is a global problem, and it’s important for our kids to understand that they are global citizens.” Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and Zaječar, Serbia (December 8, 2021) – It’s no secret that using the internet comes with great responsibility. What we do, say, or how we treat each other online should reflect how we conduct ourselves in our daily …