digital equity

Boston plans commission to study post-pandemic broadband and digital equity

by • 2 months ago

Boston will spend six months assessing its residents' broadband access and digital equity, city officials said.

Baltimore mayor names data officer and city's first broadband director

by • 7 months ago

The new chief data officer will work out of City Hall, rather than the IT office, a switch government data gurus have argued for.

South Carolina, Apple to build computer labs promoting digital equity

by • 7 months ago

The state plans to use pandemic relief funds to build computer labs for people who live near the University of South Carolina and a historically Black college.

Seattle's annual digital-equity grants target K-12, adult learners

by • 7 months ago

The annual program this year generated $848,000 to supply learners with new laptops, Wi-Fi hotspots, tech-literacy training and mentorship services.

Lawmakers release digital equity principles aimed at closing digital divide

by • 1 year ago

Two congressional Republicans listed nine broadband policies they say could help families, businesses and telecommunications companies survive the pandemic.

'Digital Equity Act' proposes $250 million annually for cities, states

by • 2 years ago

Advocates for the legislation say it's the other, missing half of the current growing national investment in broadband infrastructure.

Digital Equity Fund offers nonprofits a chance to close the digital divide in Boston

by • 4 years ago

The city is channeling dollars from telecom contracts into a new fund designed to help residents use technology and become more engaged online.

Seattle highlights 12 low-income districts in smart city and wireless broadband RFI

by • 5 years ago

Drones, sensors and wireless internet — the city is searching for ideas and partnerships as a citywide vision of digital equality comes into focus.

Seattle sets concrete steps to bridge digital divide with new action plan

by • 6 years ago

CTO Michael Mattmiller discusses the city's new roadmap for building digital equity over the next three years.