Digital Exclusion: A New Form of Student Segregation

The following was written by Wendy Lazarus, who serves on the Board of Directors for Connected Nation, as part of National Digital Inclusion Week (May 7-11). To request an interview with Ms. Lazarus or if you have questions, please contact us at info@connectednation.org.  (May 8, 2018) – In 1954, the Supreme Court ended school segregation with its landmark decision in …

Digital Inclusion Week: Why Rural America is Still Not Connected 

The following op-ed was written by Connected Nation’s Chairman & CEO, Tom Ferree, as part of National Digital Inclusion Week (May 7-11)   (May 7, 2018) – The internet is no longer a luxury. Its expansion into rural America is as important today as the expansion of electricity was in the 1930s. To be left out of a digital world is …

The Next Evolution of Connect Michigan: Providing Solutions to Closing the State’s Digital Divide

Lansing, MI. (May 1, 2018) – Connect Michigan is making it easier for residents, business owners, farmers, and lawmakers to understand the challenges and solutions to expanding high-speed internet and its related technologies to all people across the state. The nonprofit, a local subsidiary of Connected Nation, has just launched a new and improved website featuring, among other things, community …

Connected Nation Ranked Among Top Ten Best Places to Work in Kentucky

Connected Nation, Inc. has been named among the Best Places to Work in Kentucky. This is the 7th year that the nonprofit has received the distinction. “It is a great honor to be recognized again as a ‘Best Place to Work,’” said Tom Ferree, Chairman and CEO of Connected Nation. “Connected Nation is a very special place; it’s full of …

It’s Time to Buck Tradition: How Digital Works Can Revitalize Communities

The traditional 9-to-5 job still exists, but it’s becoming less and less common. According to recent research from economists from Harvard and Princeton, 94% of net job growth in the United States over the last decade has been from “alternative work.” The only problem—few groups are training people for it. “Ninety percent of jobs created since 2010 are nontraditional jobs. …