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Digital Equity

Stories about government digital equity, digital inclusion and other related work in communities to bridge the digital divide.

The University of Dayton, the city of Dayton and local groups partnered to teach residents basic online skills. Visitors learned how to apply for jobs online, use mobile banking and how to set up a Google email account.
A pact between the county and Internet service provider Nortex will extend high-speed Internet to residents in the underserved communities of Callisburg, Woodbine and Oakridge. The network is slated to come online in late 2025.
A new report by the Vernonburg Group finds access to broadband is not generally inhibited by demographic factors — but instead others like location and type of land.
Partnership with ImpactEd for professional development software is the latest step in Montana’s ongoing plan to address low math and reading scores for elementary and middle school students.
Oregon State University’s inaugural AI Week features several panels on artificial intelligence led by faculty and tech industry leaders. It culminates Friday with the first edition of a yearly forum, and groundbreaking on an innovation complex.
In a presentation Monday at the National School Boards Association conference in New Orleans, Lawrence Public Schools officials explained how building a private fiber network improved digital equity and saved money.
Due to a lack of funding, the FCC recently froze enrollment in the Affordable Connectivity Program, announcing that it will only be fully funded through the month of April.
With the help of a grant, the public library in Glenmora, La., has deployed telehealth kiosks to its branches, offering equipment like blood pressure measuring cuffs and scales for residents to use.
VR headsets and 3D printers help the Verizon Innovation Learning Lab create interest in STEM at the Dorothy Height Charter School. Educators and school leaders toured it during the National School Boards Association Annual Conference.
Plus, the FCC is preparing for a vote that could restore rules around net neutrality, state digital equity plans are continuing to be accepted, and more.