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What maps have to do with digital equity

by Jon Morrison Winters, Digital Equity Program and Broadband Manager Lately, there has been a lot of talk about maps, especially the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) National Broadband Map. This new map is designed to display the availability of broadband in our country at the individual address level, and it… [ Keep reading ]

Online resources for Seattle residents

As part of National Digital Inclusion Week, running October 3-7, the City of Seattle is a participating agency helping to spread awareness, recognition, and celebration of digital inclusion and access. The City of Seattle has been supporting digital equity work since 1997. Over the years, as technology has evolved, so… [ Keep reading ]

Digital Inclusion Week and the power of imagination

“Our imagination,” concluded Burton, “is a trigger for manifestation.” In a recent interview, Levar Burton spoke about the power of imagination. “There was some kid who grew up watching Star Trek like I did, and that kid saw all those scenes of Kirk reaching to his hip and pulling out… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Named a 2022 ‘Digital Inclusion Trailblazer’

Seattle Meets All Six Criteria to Be Named ‘Trailblazer’ for the Sixth Time On Monday, August 22, Seattle was named a 2022 Digital Inclusion Trailblazer by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA). The city made the list for the sixth time due to its leadership in digital equity. Seattle is one of 32 government agencies to receive… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle announces 2022 Digital Equity grant winners

The 25th year of digital grants welcomes the Digital Navigator Cohort as nearly 20 non-profits receive $590,000 to help close the digital divide in neighborhoods throughout the city The City of Seattle is pleased to announce this year’s digital equity grant recipients. The list of winners includes a wide array… [ Keep reading ]

Reminder and Recap: Two Weeks Left Until Applications Are Due

Past TMF Winner Highlight: Wa Na Wari

Welcome to the fifth part of the Technology Matching Fund & Digital Navigator Cohort Grant blog series! In this series, Seattle IT will be covering the Technology Matching Fund and Digital Network Cohort which is a project to build onto Seattle’s Digital Equity Statement and how qualifying non-profits can apply…. [ Keep reading ]

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Helping Low-Income Households with Internet Costs

On January 1 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched the Affordable Connectivity Program or ACP to replace the Emergency Broadband Benefit program. The new program is a long-term benefit to help low-income households afford the internet for work, school, health care and more. It also increased eligibility and the internet… [ Keep reading ]

Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T participate in a forum on Digital Equity Tuesday, Feb. 8

The City of Seattle’s Community Technology Advisory Board (CTAB) is using its February 8 meeting to host three of the major telecommunications companies for a discussion on digital equity. There will also be an opportunity for the community to ask questions. We’ve all seen how critical it is for all residents to have sufficient internet, devices, skills… [ Keep reading ]

Tech access and learning help for school families

Digital Inclusion Week is a great time for school families to build their digital empowerment with savings on internet, using school and library and other online education help, and finding affordable computers and tablets. Here are some great resources identified by the City of Seattle, Seattle Public Library, Seattle Housing Authority and Seattle Schools. Available resources: Internet discounts… [ Keep reading ]