Our Collaborations

We are a neutral, bi-partisan group that works in positive, proactive ways to help families, businesses, farmers, and communities, both urban and rural.

To reach the goal of bringing broadband access, adoption, and use to all people means working together with other nonprofits, federal agencies, local and state organizations, foundations, and internet providers and associations at the national, regional, and local level.

Below are just some of the groups we have worked with or are currently collaborating with in our efforts to extend broadband to all people. This is not an exhaustive list and is meant to demonstrate Connected Nation’s wide range of experience.


Nonprofits, Foundations, and Associations

Alliance Professionals
Alliance for Rural Impact
AmazonSmile Foundation
American Association of Geographers
American Farm Bureau
American Planning Association (APA)
Cheboygan Communities Foundation
Cibola Communities Economic Development Foundation
Columbus Foundation
Community Economics Laboratory, Inc. (New Mexico)
Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Human Solutions
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Michigan Health Endowment Fund
National Association of Counties
National Association of Regional Councils     
National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA)
Partners Bridging the Digital Divide Public Sector Consultants (Michigan)
Schools, Health, and Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB Coalition)
Silicon Harlem
Still Water Foundation
URISA (Urban and Regional Information Systems Association)

Educational Institutions and Groups

Centre College
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Michigan State University
Mississippi State University
New Mexico State University
State Library of Iowa
University of South Carolina Center for Applied Innovation and Advanced Analystics
Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN)
Western Kentucky University

International Organizations

International Geographical Union, Commission on the Geography of Information, Innovation and  Technology
Multimedia Development Corporation of Malaysia
Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) - Global Development Lab

Federal Entities

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
Delta Regional Authority (DRA)
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Institute for Museum and Library Services
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
State Broadband Leaders Network (SBLN)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
United States Economic Development Administration Center for Regional Economic Innovation
Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)

City, Local, and Community Agencies and Groups

City of Newaygo, Michigan
Franklin County Economic Development (Ohio)
Gallia County Jobs & Family Services (Ohio)
Grand Valley Metropolitan Council (Michigan)
Northeast Michigan Council of Governments
Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning & Development Commission
Roy Collier Community Center (Kentucky)
Village of Somerset (Ohio)
Walton County, Florida 
Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development (Michigan)

State and U.S. Territory Agencies

Iowa Department of Public Safety
Information Network of Kansas
Internet Society - Puerto Rico Chapter
Kansas Governor's Office
Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehab (Kentucky)
Michigan Association of Planning
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD)
Michigan Department of Education
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC)
Michigan Townships Association
Minnesota Office of Broadband Development
Nevada Department of Education
Nevada Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT)
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics
State of Iowa
State of Michigan
State of Nevada
State of Ohio Development Services Agency
Texas Department of Agriculture and Rural   Development

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