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Connected Nation’s Connected program enables communities, both big and small, to tackle the challenges of broadband ADOPTION, ACCESS, and USE. The Connected program is already changing dozens of communities in states and territories across the United States.


NEW! Beyond the Divide: A Connected Progress Report

In 2011, Connected Nation launched the Connected Community Engagement Program to equip communities with the knowledge and tools required to build their own bridges across the digital divide. Since then, approximately 165 communities across the United States have engaged in this unique program. Download an update on Connected's progress here.


Are you interested in joining the Connected Community Engagement Program? Contact us! Email us at

Connected Nation is committed to rolling out the innovation program nationwide and encourages communities to participate in this groundbreaking program.

What does this program entail?

Communities gather technology champions to evaluate the current state of adoption, access, and use of broadband in their area

This program, completed both online and through community meetings, helps communities frame their needs around broadband mapping data, national broadband plan goals, and best practices for local service

This framework matches problems with measurable, implementable solutions

When complete, the program provides a nationally recognized platform for spotlighting communities that are excelling across all adoption, access, and use measurements

Here are some of the program specifics: 

Detailed broadband mapping and analysis

Connected Workbook and online portal account access

Technical services and data validation

Community outreach and awareness support

Technology consulting and planning assistance

Public and private solution recommendations and matching

Download a fact sheet about the program or Take a brochure.