The Digital Divide Knows No Borders

Lexington, Ky. (April 17, 2019) – What do you picture when you think of New Zealand? Perhaps you see a lush and green countryside? Or, unspoiled coastlines? Or, maybe you imagine waterfalls in valleys? All are true, but among those picturesque images is something often unnoticed—rural communities left without access to the same opportunities and resources many of us take …

Let’s Get Digital: Connected Nation Takes Part in New Zealand Digital Skills Conference

Wellington, New Zealand (March 27, 2019) – When it comes to digital skills Connected Nation (CN) knows well the opportunities developing digital training programs in communities can provide. The nonprofit launched the Digital Works program nearly six years ago after recognizing the need for training and job placement that met the needs of an evolving workplace. Today, Chris Pedersen, Vice …

Having the Digital Revolution for Breakfast

Dargaville, New Zealand (March 26, 2019) – The town of Dargaville sits along the west coast on the northern island of New Zealand. It’s home to just a little more than 4,000 people and it’s known for farming kumara. It’s what Americans refer to as “sweet potatoes.” According to NewZealand.com, Dargaville has, in recent years, grown as a tourist destination.  …

Greetings from New Zealand: Connected Nation Takes Its Mission International

Whangarei, New Zealand (March 25, 2019) – Connected Nation is taking part in a week-long exchange program dubbed “Getting Connected New Zealand Outbound.”  The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Office of Citizen Exchanges, was organized by World Learning. World Learning works to equip individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems through “experiential learning, leadership development, inclusive …

Connected Nation Taking Its Mission of Digital Inclusion International

Bowling Green, Ky. (March 12, 2019) – Connected Nation is heading to New Zealand next week to  share best practices and programs for expanding broadband and accessing digital jobs, and improving digital literacy. Chris Pedersen who serves as the Vice President of Development and Planning for CN will  discuss closing the Digital Divide and how public-private partnerships can help communities. …