Using data to boost digital literacy? There's a new guide for states
The National Governors Association published a guide that helps states use data to understand digital literacy levels.
New 'digital equity' data, mapping tools opened to state and local agencies
Civis Analytics has unveiled the “Digital Equity Intelligence Center,” tools to help government leaders better understand broadband access.
Colorado publishes digital equity framework, a 'labor of love'
Colorado's digital services agency published new resources to help government agencies ensure equity as they develop IT projects.
Boston to invest more than $12 million in digital equity
The funding will support connectivity for more than 23,000 library users and families, Mayor Michelle Wu said.
Boston plans commission to study post-pandemic broadband and digital equity
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
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
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
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
Two congressional Republicans listed nine broadband policies they say could help families, businesses and telecommunications companies survive the pandemic.