Coronavirus Response and Resources

Connected Nation has worked for two decades to find solutions for connecting all communities to high-speed internet. Now, thanks to the pandemic, the need for better internet access has gone from an important issue to a critical one.

On this page, you’ll find resources and tips that Connected Nation's staff and partners put together to help YOU navigate a more digital world. That includes step-by-step Covid-19 Response Plans  for community and state leaders. (See buttons to left).

If you have questions or are looking for additional information, please email us at info@connectednation.org.

Critical Resources (updated 03/31/2021) 
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), overseen by the FCC , provides funds for broadband service and devices for eligible households. Learn more here. You can learn more at the FAQ section of the EBB site.

From protecting your privacy to improving your diagnosis, get the facts about telehealth here

Click here for a list of testing sites across the country. Find one near you. This was developed and provided by URISA's GISCorps.

The USDA is taking immediate measures to help rural communities. This is a list of the resources the agency is providing.

If you or someone you know does not have internet access or needs devices, there is more help available. You can find a list of resources by clicking here.

Click here for a list of federal resources for small businesses.

Step-by-step guide to help school districts identify students who lack a home internet connection or dedicated learning device.

WHO LACKS BROADBAND?


18.3 million Americans
45% of low income families
17.2% of rural residents
16.9 million school-aged children


According to the Pew Research Center 44% households with income under $30,000 do not have home broadband services and 46% do not have a traditional computer. (Source: Pew Research Center Study Conducted in Feb 2019)

FREE ONLINE TRAINING, RESOURCES, AND APPLICATIONS

Connected Nation (CN) recognizes that not everyone is “savvy” when it comes to online communication. That’s why CN is providing some FREE resources for online training to help senior citizens and others in need of assistance as they navigate a world that's rapidly becoming almost completely digital.

Tips for improving your internet speeds:

You can find these resources on our Drive website at https://www.driveyourlearning.org/.  Below are some of the most-commonly used training resources from the website:

Other Resources and Applications:

TRACKING AND UNDERSTANDING THE SPREAD

USA Today answered tons of questions from the public about coronavirus. These are the answers.

Johns Hopkins University is tracking the spread of the coronavirus around the world, including in the U.S. See the below map for the very latest.(link)