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Sioux Falls’ Digital Equity Framework spotlights the impact of the digital divide in the community and identifies goals for closing it. The report is intended to guide the city’s attempts to break down the barriers to technology—connectivity, access, and digital skills—so that all residents can benefit.
This report from 2016 details the second of three phases of Seattle’s plan to close the digital divide. It describes action strategies for the three main goals of the initiative—devices and technical support, connectivity, and skills training—which were developed following workgroups with technology, civic, education, and business leaders.
New York City’s Internet Master Plan examines the question of universal connectivity—the greatest barrier to which is affordability. It states the city’s future goals and outlines the proposed actions to reach those goals. It also allows the public and private sectors the chance to have their say in eliminating the digital divide.
This webpage dedicated to digital inclusion in Madison, Wisconsin, describes its plans to build fiber networks for residents and community anchor institutions and to improve internet access to residents in HUD-assisted housing. The site also includes links to a 2021 summary of the city’s digital inclusion efforts and a report about the benefits of broadband competition in low-income communities.
This webpage describes several projects that Louisville has undertaken to improve digital equity. Projects include speed tests, events to sign up citizens for low-cost internet plans, digital skills training, computer refurbishment, job seeking, a community technology center, and a municipal fiber network.
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