Today, we live in a digital world where the high-speed internet plays a critical role in how we live and interact with each other. The internet is the primary gateway to economic advancement opportunities, education, health care, employment, civic participation, and an enhanced quality of life. Unfortunately, there is a gap between those who enjoy the benefits of connectivity and those who do not, commonly referred to as the Digital Divide. To bridge the Digital Divide, Connected Nation creates and implements initiatives that are designed to help communities.
Who lacks broadband?
- 43% of low-income families
- 9.45% of rural residents
- 13.23% of tribal residents
- 16.9 million school-aged children
- In addition, 1/3 of American workers lack digital skills
Engaged 650+ communities with technology assessment & planning
Provided 60,000+ school kids laptops and/or digital skills training
Mapped broadband availability across more than 40% of U.S. land mass
To bridge the Digital Divide, Connected Nation creates and implements initiatives that are designed to help communities.
Live, virtual training for anyone interested in digital upskilling, technical skills, and career readiness support focused on securing an entry-level, remote job.
Digital Literacy & Learning Workshops
To advance digital literacy across America, CN has teamed up with AT&T to offer in-person and virtual digital literacy training workshops across the country.
For free self-paced digital skills training content, visit
- Connected Nation’s free online learning portal for adult learners. Click for more information.
- The Achievery is a free digital learning platform for K-12 students created by AT&T. Accessible to parents, teachers, and families. Click for information.
- AT&T Connected Learning free digital literacy self-paced online courses, created by AT&T and Public Library Association. Click for information.
- For trainers – Click here to download instructor guides, handouts, exercises, and slides for hosting Digital Literacy Workshops created by AT&T and Public Library Association.
Low-Cost or Affordable Broadband Programs
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal program that helps many eligible households pay for broadband and internet-connected devices.
Up to a $30/month discount or $75/month discount on tribal lands.
A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer.
Go to USAC Affordable Connectivity Program to submit an application or print out a mail-in application and send it to ACP Support Center, PO Box 7081, London, KY 40742.