124 schools, nonprofits will receive 35,000 hotspots through K-12 homework gap program

Published on: February 24, 2021

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 children this program will help have been disconnected from their schools and have lost months, if not years, …

Statement from Connected Nation Chairman & CEO Thomas W. Ferree applauding the designation of Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting Chair of the FCC

Published on: January 21, 2021

Washington, DC. (January 21, 2021) – Thomas W. Ferree, Chairman & CEO of Connected Nation, released the following statement on the designation of Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC): “We applaud President Biden’s designation of Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting Chair of the FCC. As a commissioner at the agency, she has been a tireless champion …

Statement from Connected Nation Chairman & CEO Thomas W. Ferree congratulating President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President Kamala D. Harris on their inauguration

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Washington, DC. (January 20, 2021) – Thomas W. Ferree, Chairman & CEO of Connected Nation, released the following statement of congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration earlier today: “I am heartened today by the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris and their stated commitment to close the gaps that divide us, …

2021 E-rate filing window announced, more than $4 billion available to support, improve school and library connectivity

Published on: January 6, 2021

Connect K-12 site offers free and transparent pricing, bandwidth data for school district and state leaders looking to maximize E-rate funding Washington, DC. (January 6, 2021) – Soon, school districts across the country can once again apply for federal E-rate funding to support and improve internet connectivity and classroom Wi-Fi.  The Universal Service Administration Company (USAC), which administers the program …

Less than a week left for schools, nonprofits to apply for free AT&T mobile broadband service to help kids learn remotely

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Program is focused on helping the nation’s most vulnerable students access online learning, participate in virtual classrooms  Bowling Green, Ky. (January 6, 2021) – The deadline for nonprofits and schools to apply for the AT&T K-12 homework gap program is Monday, January 11. K-12 school districts, charter schools, and community-based nonprofits that serve at-risk K-12 students are invited to apply …

Connected Nation names Vice President of Digital Inclusion to lead national push for digital equity

Published on: January 5, 2021

Surge in demand for high-speed internet access leaves families, kids, senior citizens, veterans on wrong side of Digital Divide Bowling Green, Ky. (January 5, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN), a national nonprofit working to close the Digital Divide, is taking action to more effectively respond to the increased need for digital equity across the country by naming Heather Gate as …

FCC SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON NEW $3.2 BILLION EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM

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The following article was published by the FCC on January 4, 2020. Initiative to Connect Low-Income Households Funded Through Recent Congressional Appropriation Responds to FCC’s Call to Keep Americans Connected WASHINGTON, January 4, 2021 — The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau today issued a request for comment on how best to administer a new $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit …

SUCCESSFUL RURAL DIGITAL OPPORTUNITY FUND AUCTION TO EXPAND BROADBAND TO OVER 10 MILLION RURAL AMERICANS

Published on: December 7, 2020

Phase I Auction Allocates $9.2 Billion to Close the Digital Divide in 49 States and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands The following was a press release issued by the FCC on December 7, 2020 EDITOR’S NOTE: These pdf’s published by the FCC include a list of winning bids. This is the winning bidder summary and this is the …

Connected Nation Issues Statement on the Resignation of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

Published on: December 2, 2020

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (December 2, 2020) – Connected Nation Chairman and CEO, Tom Ferree, issued the following statement regarding Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s announcement that he will be leaving the agency on January 20, 2021. “On behalf of Connected Nation, I would like to recognize and applaud Chairman Pai for his distinguished years of public service with …

Connected Nation Michigan Provides Answers to Telehealth Questions, Concerns as Use Surges During Pandemic

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Lansing, MI. (December 2, 2020) – Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan) is offering FREE telehealth resources to help individuals and families navigate options offered by their doctor’s offices and area hospitals.  These include answers to common questions and concerns identified in a CN Michigan study, done in partnership with AARP and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, that examined telehealth over …