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Connected Nation

Jessica Denson

This is Connected Nation – a podcast focused on all things broadband. From closing the Digital Divide to simply improving your internet speeds, we talk technology topics that impact all of us, our families, and our communities. To learn more about our national nonprofit, head to

Recent Episodes

A former Microsoft Executive and Amazon Senior Vice President brings his latest (and free) program to the US November 12, 2021 Episode artwork What wildfires taught Link Oregon's leaders about expanding broadband access September 29, 2021 Episode artwork Farm Fresh Broadband: The politics of rural connectivity September 27, 2021 Episode artwork The Great Empatico Expedition: an adventure to help students make friends around the world September 13, 2021 Episode artwork Learning while being under-connected: what new research uncovers about digital inequity in America August 05, 2021 Episode artwork One teen's mission to close the Digital Divide and what he's asking YOU to do about it July 28, 2021 Episode artwork The simple change to America's supply chain that could put a computer in everyone's homeJuly 01, 2021 Episode artwork Why Michigan's new approach to expanding internet statewide may be the answer to universal access June 15, 2021 Episode artwork What you should know about the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program May 25, 2021 Episode artwork Remote control: preparing America's schools for a new way of learning following the pandemic May 17, 2021 Episode artwork What the federal agency dubbed "the Peoples' Department" is doing to connect rural America May 11, 2021 Episode artwork Teach Cyber's founder on the job that means you have to "think like the enemy" and why every company needs employees who can do just that March 26, 2021 Episode artwork Broadband access, telehealth, and the challenge of delivering the COVID-19 vaccine March 24, 2021 Episode artwork Why women are facing more at-home challenges than men even IF they are allowed to teleworkMarch 17, 2021 Episode artwork The one tech job every company will be scrambling to fill by 2026 March 09, 2021 Episode artwork Cyber hygiene: what is it and why you should care March 01, 2021 Episode artwork Michigan's Lt. Governor on the power of diverse leadership and his grandma's influence on technology today February 22, 2021 Episode artwork What the woman known as the "Mr. Rogers of Zimbabwe" can teach us about digital equity in AmericaFebruary 19, 2021 Episode artwork Humana Foundation's CEO shares his approach to investing in health equity and why broadband access is critical for all peopleFebruary 17, 2021 Episode artwork Ohio's Lt. Governor on innovating state services and government through technology February 16, 2021 Episode artwork From the President's helicopter to fighter jets—meet the woman behind some top secret tech programsFebruary 12, 2021 Episode artwork REPORT: The devastating impact Digital Isolation is having on older Americans February 08, 2021 Episode artwork Connecting students while avoiding the "assembly line approach" to education January 29, 2021 Episode artwork How we can bring high-speed internet access to more rural communities January 08, 2021 Episode artwork The partnership that's providing free wi-fi access in the midst of the pandemic December 14, 2020 Episode artwork