What We Do For You
AT&T K-12 Connected Learning Program
Connected Nation (CN) has opened an online application for the AT&T K-12 connected learning program, which is focused on closing the homework gap for at-risk students by providing free AT&T wireless internet service and mobile Wi-Fi hotspots to students nationwide. Nonprofit organizations and schools that serve at-risk youth nationwide are invited to apply.
This is a $10 million commitment from AT&T to help at-risk students.
Connected Nation (CN) launched Connect K-12 in November 2020. Connect K-12 is a free resource that provides internet speed and pricing transparency information to help schools identify broadband solutions and negotiate better deals for services—with the objective of helping schools achieve the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) school bandwidth goal of 1 Mbps per student in every school nationwide. To learn more head to https://connectk12.org/.
Connected Nation believes that to close the Digital Divide we must ensure our children have adequate access to the latest technology in schools, regardless of school type or demographic makeup.
Our conversations with school districts across the country have revealed a significant need for a trusted resource to help them navigate the complex technological landscape. At the same time, technology companies are looking for experienced partners to test new products and service offerings in real-world classroom environments. Connected Nation possesses both the technical expertise and a strong history of working with schools, technology companies, broadband service providers, and policymakers to deliver results.
Finding Funding: Understanding E-rate
Connected Nation’s long-time experience in dealing with and leveraging the E-rate program means we can help schools and school districts access funds to connect their classrooms. The federal program is overseen by the FCC and includes billions of dollars yearly to help local schools and school districts. Learn more about E-rate and how CN can help by emailing us at email@example.com.
School Technology Assessments
Connected Nation’s School Technology Assessments offer an extensive inventory of technology resources within an individual school, district, region, or entire state. Our technology experts and research analysts then provide a data-driven platform to promote digital teaching and learning.
These assessments illustrate historical investments, successes, and data to inform future education technology decision-making. See our most recent assessments below:
AT&T Aspire & ConnectED
Connected Nation was chosen to take part in the White House’s ConnectedED initiative. As part of that work, CN administered the school selection process for AT&T’s $100 million commitment to provide free mobile broadband internet access to select middle and high school students in Title 1 schools across the country.
The selection process has closed. However, the latest phase of that project is now focused on providing access to students in Pickens County, South Carolina schools. Need More Information?
Want to learn more about the ways our work can positively impact your school or school district? Contact Brent Legg, Connected Nation’s VP for Education Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (202) 340-6446.