The Digital Divide at home: How Connected Nation helps bridge the gap in digital literacy by encouraging teens to share their tech skills

Fort Campbell, Kentucky (May 18, 2023) — It’s 10:30 on a school night, and Olivia and her mom have been struggling for hours to submit a school project online. A third grader, Olivia has been home sick for the last two weeks, so her assignment needs to be turned in electronically — before midnight. For many of Olivia’s classmates, something …

Recent study on Texas libraries shows ongoing need for digital literacy programs

Austin, Texas (May 10, 2023) – In March, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission released a study, called Texas Public Libraries: Serving Communities to Enhance Digital Literacy. Data for this study was gathered from over 300 librarians throughout the state. According to the report, libraries provide over $70 million in training, both in the form of classes and one-on-one instruction. …

Connected Nation wins four international awards, including the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts’ highest honor

Bowling Green, Kentucky (May 9, 2023) – Connected Nation (CN), a national nonprofit working to expand broadband use and adoption across the country, has been recognized with four 29th Annual Communicator Awards. These international awards are presented by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA) in honor of creative excellence among communications professionals. CN’s communications team won AIVA’s highest …

Opening doors to opportunity – West Texas residents learn basic digital literacy skills

West Texas (March 28, 2023) — When you think of the services and buildings that function as the heart of your community, what comes to mind? Connected Nation staff (Alek Argueta and I) recently traveled to four cities in West Texas, by invitation from the Rio Grande Council of Governments, where the public libraries undoubtedly function as a vital organ …

How digital literacy workshops create an opportunity for personal and community growth

Longview, Texas (January 31, 2023) — Digital inclusion and digital literacy are not only essential for personal development, but also for community growth. That’s why Connected Nation (CN) is committed to empowering communities and their residents with broadband and related technologies to improve basic digital skills. Through a partnership with AT&T, the national nonprofit has developed in-person and virtual digital …

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

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 cases, however, individuals who are new to the area can be just as passionate about reaching those shared goals. This …

Expanding digital literacy throughout the Lone Star State

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 more. But some Americans lack the digital literacy skills they need to get the most out of technology. What is digital …

Blue Star Families of Tennessee named Digital Works Community Partner of the Year

Fort Campbell, Kentucky (November 21, 2022) — Connected Nation is honored to name the Blue Star Families (BSF) Tennessee Chapter as Digital Works 2022 Community Partner of the Year. BSF and other awardees were recognized at the Digital Works hub in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, during a press conference on November 15 that announced CN’s latest digital literacy learning and educational …

Using digital literacy to do more good

How the Urban League of West Michigan plans to use Connected Nation’s Digital Literacy and Learning workshops to bring opportunity to the Grand Rapids community Grand Rapids, Michigan (Nov. 1, 2022) – A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending some Digital Literacy and Learning workshops in Grand Rapids, Michigan, led by Connected Nation (CN) in partnership with …

Connected Nation celebrates Digital Inclusion Week by launching a teen-led digital literacy program in collaboration with AT&T

Bowling Green, Kentucky (October 6, 2022) – Connected Nation (CN) is excited to launch Teens Teach Tech, powered by AT&T, a brand new teen-led digital literacy program aimed at closing the Digital Divide with the help of today’s youth. The program is part of AT&T’s national digital literacy initiative to help narrow the Digital Divide. With the help of an …