Millions of Americans go without broadband internet access – most of them in rural communities. The American Connection Project fosters long-term digital inclusion in support of vibrant and thriving communities. Efforts include raising awareness about the critical nature of connectivity; advocating for meaningful policy reform and broadband investment; and, taking decisive action to provide connectivity options where they’re needed most.
More than 150 organizations fuel a variety of American Connection Project efforts, from advocating for investment in broadband to connecting and lifting all American communities through access to modern digital technology and beyond.
This program recruits, trains, and places Gen Z leaders in their hometowns to tackle their communities’ toughest public challenges. It is a locally rooted, nationwide, 2-year paid program that’s growing the next generation of community leaders.View
Made up of more than 150 companies and organizations spanning numerous industries, this coalition advocates for policies to bring high-speed internet access to all Americans. Connectivity is not a luxury—it’s a necessity and a lifeline for education, health care, modern food production and economic ...View
These partners are making more than 3,000 free, public Wi-Fi locations available in communities across 49 states for people to use from the safety of their vehicles. This effort is a temporary patch for a much larger systemic issue. Explore Wi-Fi Locations here: https://www.americanconnection.ioView
No broadband, according to the FCC
No broadband, according to BroadbandNow
FCC’s latest report (released on Jan. 19, 2021) estimates across the U.S. 14.5 million people don’t have broadband – and experts believe the actual number could be twice that or more. A BroadbandNow study released in February 2020 estimates that as many as 42 million Americans do not have the ability to purchase broadband internet.
Digital connectivity is not a luxury, rather a necessity. ACP organizations are connecting our communities and ensuring all Americans are equipped to participate and benefit from digital connection – now and into the future.