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 …

Alek Argueta is furthering Connected Nation’s reach through bilingual course offerings

Kansas City, Missouri (February 17, 2023) – Access, adoption, and use are three words that are often correlated with closing the Digital Divide. Ensuring that individuals and communities have access to the devices, connections, and knowledge that allow them to get online is the first and foremost step. Language can be a major barrier to imparting essential digital skills to …

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 …

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 …

Closing the homework gap: New hotspots help connect university students across the country

Nashville, Tennessee (May 25, 2022) — This past year, Connected Nation and AT&T partnered to help bridge the Digital Divide and narrow the homework gap for vulnerable students across the country. As part of this $10 million dollar commitment, the Homework Gap program delivered 1,060 free mobile hotspots and 14 months of free AT&T wireless internet service to schools and …

Keeping kids connected: Connected Learning Program gives rural students a chance to learn outside the classroom

Marion, Kentucky (May 18, 2022) – As part of AT&T’s $10 million commitment to helping our nation’s most at-risk children, the company and national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN) partnered last year to deliver hotspots to 150 schools and nonprofits across the country, providing connectivity for more than 40,000 vulnerable students.  The Crittenden County School District, located in Marion, Ky., is …

C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California lands first place, largest cash prize at the national Kids Tech Summit

Virtual event – (April 25, 2021) – C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California (C5LA) earned top honors at the national Kids Tech Summit held Friday, April 22. The friendly competition was hosted by national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN) and sponsored by AT&T’s Connected Learning program. The virtual event featured competitors from four student teams that represented nonprofits from across the …

Connected Nation invites teachers, parents to host watch parties, cheer on student teams for the national Kids Tech Summit

Bowling Green, Kentucky (April 12, 2021) – The national Kids Tech Summit will take place in less than 10 days on Friday, April 22 at 4pm (eastern). The finals for this event will feature four student teams from organizations located across the country –  from New Jersey to Hawai’i. This friendly competition, which is hosted by national nonprofit Connected Nation …