Newsletter Sign-up

Contact Information

First Name* Address 1 City Email*
Last Name* Address 2
Zip Code
I currently do not have broadband
Why Not?
*Denotes required field

At Connected Nation, we understand the vital role that broadband plays in education. From communicating with teachers online to students learning via technology, education and technology interact on a daily basis. Through our work in the education technology sector, we provide schools, communities, and states with information and unique programs highlighting the importance of this technology.

Below are our public awareness campaigns on education in technology. These campaigns draw attention not only to our programs, but also the stories, research, and other materials highlighting this import technology sector. Please explore more about education and technology below.

Interested in our work in the education technology sector? E-mail us


September 2013

Back to School: the High-Tech Way

In 2013, students headed back to school entered classrooms that were more connected than ever. During September 2013, Connected Nation highlighted a variety of educational technology initiatives, including the newly launched program, Edified.

Edified is Connected Nation’s new education initiative that seeks to increase the deployment of the latest mobile technology, robust wireless connectivity, education apps, and twenty-first century teaching practice in America’s K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. Edified builds partnerships with technology companies, education research organizations, broadband providers, and distinguished educators who desire to work collaboratively to promote technology solutions that have great potential to revolutionize learning and education outcomes. 

During September 2013, we invited you to explore Edified and other success stories of technology in education. See those stories and efforts below.


Education Maps


The largest 100 school districts by county

The largest 100 schools districts by state 

E-Rate funding by state




We're Celebrating Education Month At Connected Nation!

Integrating Digital Age Technology In Education: A Michigan Perspective

Technology Having Impact on Education

Technology Making a Difference in Minnesota Schools

Two New Tech High Schools Open in SC

Online Tutor Training Program available from Tennessee Literacy Coalition

Technology in Education at East Elementary

MNPS Virtual School at The Cohn School, Tennessee’s first public virtual school

Internet Vital to Modern Education

WATCH: Alaska's "Talk Story Write Story" Experience

WATCH: Online Learning - The Future of Education in Iowa

WATCH: Iowa's 1:1 Learning Initiative

TECH CORPS Highlights Importance of Technology to Education

Partnership Between Private Business, Public School District Brings Wi-Fi, New Technology to Chester County

Technology Prompts Adjustments to Texas Education



In September 2012, Connected Nation and its state partners showcased the vital role that broadband plays in the educational experience. From printer distributions to digital literacy training, we are committed to expanding the adoption, access, and use of broadband.

 Or explore our state websites for more.


2012 Education Research


E-Learning Report

E-Learning Report

E-Learning Report

E-Learning Report

Tech Adoption Report



Connect Iowa

Connect Michigan

Connect Minnesota

Connect Ohio

Connect South Carolina


2013 Broadband and Education Maps

High School Dropout Rate

Percent of County Residents with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

Percent of County Residents with a High School Diploma

2012 Broadband and Education in Action

Connect Ohio interviews former Ohio Senator Joy Padgett, who discusses the technological challenges rural college students face and the importance of broadband to strengthening education.


Iowa is committed to improving education statewide through broadband expansion. Many school districts are already adopting 1-to-1 (1:1) initiatives to ensure students have direct around-the-clock access to learning and resources. In this video, state education leaders explain the profound impact of the 1:1 programs and the challenges the state still faces in connecting every Iowa student to broadband. Iowa's 1:1 Learning Initiative from Connected Nation on Vimeo. And...
Contributor: Katie Paglini In July of 2013, several senior high school students from rural parts of Alaska were invited to attend a college scholarship writing workshop as part of the Upward Bound Program in Fairbanks, AK. The workshop, entitled Talk Story Write Story, was led by Tad Bartimus Wariner and Dean Wariner of Hana, Hawaii, and partially funded by the Association of Alaska School Boards and Connect Alaska. Two teachers were also involved in the workshop, Megan Shaw from Bethel, and...