Connected Success Stories

We have already helped more than 350 communities through the Connectedsm program. Using analysis and planning, small towns have already established new business centers to support teleworkers (Harbor Spring, MI); urban areas have planned to address affordability challenges (Youngstown, OH); and regional groups have formed partnerships to expand service in rural areas (Clare County, MI). The following success stories and informational pieces provide more examples of how this program has helped transform communities and why access is so important:

January 26, 2023

Community Matters — How Austin Texas’ urban residents are bridging the Digital Divide together.

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Austin, Texas (January 26, 2023) – Communities are often united by common goals or experiences. Longtime residents who lack access to the same things can empathize with one another and form plans of action to help each other. In some cas...

January 24, 2023

Expanding digital literacy throughout the Lone Star State

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Longview, Texas (January 24, 2023) – Digital literacy is an essential competency in today’s digital world. We use computers on a daily basis to pay bills, communicate with loved ones, go to school, stream our favorite shows, and much mor...

November 9, 2021

How technology is improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of education within the Washington County School District

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St. George, Utah (November 9, 2021) – Tony Campbell, Director of Learning Technologies for Washington County School District, believes technology plays a pivotal role in the way students learn — both in and out of the classroom. “In ...

November 9, 2021

AT&T and Connected Nation expand free device program to help thousands of vulnerable students

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An additional 4,664 hotspots, free internet services provided to address homework gap, bringing total amount of students reached through hotspot program to nearly 40,000 nationwide Bowling Green, Ky. (November 9, 2021) – As part of AT&...

February 24, 2020

Education, Business, National Security: Why Connecting One Rural Texas Town Affects Us All

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“I sometimes feel like we’re sitting ducks out here.” by Jessica Denson, Communications Director Connected Nation Monahans, TX (February 24, 2020) – Shellie Porras owns three businesses located in Monahans, Texas — all within 2...

October 29, 2019

New Tool Developed to Help Improve High-Speed Internet Access in Northeast Michigan

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Otsego County, MI (October 29, 2019) – The Northeast Michigan Council of Governments (NEMCOG), in partnership with Connected Nation Michigan, just completed an important milestone in its efforts to improve broadband (high-speed interne...