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Connected Nation is a leading technology organization committed to bringing affordable high-speed Internet and broadband-enabled resources to all Americans. We work with public and private partners to help communities, institutions, and individuals realize the benefits of today's technology.

STATE PROGRAMS - INITIATING GROWTH

Connect Alaska Connect Alaska
Connect Iowa Connect Iowa
Connect Kentucky Connect Kentucky
Connect Michigan Connect Michigan
Connect Minnesota Connect Minnesota
Connect Nevada Connect Nevada
Connect Ohio Connect Ohio
Connect Puerto Rico Connect Puerto Rico
Connect South Carolina Connect South Carolina
Connect Tennessee Connect Tennessee
Connect Texas Connect Texas

COMPLETED PROJECTS - SUCCESS STORIES

Connect Colorado Connect Colorado
Connect North Carolina Connect North Carolina
Connect West Virginia Connect West Virginia
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More than one-third of Americans still do not subscribe to broadband at home. Many of them lack basic computer training and web-browsing skills. Connected Nation has designed the Every Community Online program to provide critical digital literacy training to help more people get connected.

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.


In August 2010, Connected Tennessee's Computers 4 Kids program was awarded $2.3 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding in an effort to increase sustainable broadband adoption and provide computers and training to over 60,000 disadvantaged youth across the state.

The "Preparing Tennessee's Next Generation for Success" project will deploy laptops, academic support programs, and workforce training to two disparate, but especially at-risk, populations: those in the state's foster care system that are "aging out" as they turn 18, and youth that are active in the state's 76 Boys & Girls Clubs.

Connect Ohio has implemented a statewide broadband training program, Every Citizen Online (ECO), in order to increase sustainable broadband adoption in Ohio. The project provides free computer training sessions at public libraries, community colleges, community organizations, and educational centers throughout Ohio and teaches new users how to access the Internet and how to best utilize all the Internet has to offer.

The goal of the project is to showcase the many educational, healthcare, economic, and communication benefits of broadband use, and to encourage adoption by residents statewide. Currently, just 66% of Ohioans subscribe to a broadband service at their home.

UPCOMING SUMMITS:

MORE CONNECTED PROGRAMS

Connected Nation works with a variety of national, state and local organizations and leading IT complanies to promote broadband access, adoption, and use throughout the United States.  These efforts are an integal part of Connected Nation's services as we continue to promote stronger communities and markets.