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Watch Net Inclusion 2023 Live with Us
Net Inclusion 2023 begins tomorrow in sunny San Antonio, Texas, running Tuesday morning to Thursday afternoon. With nearly a 1,000 registrants, and the whole Community Broadband Networks crew getting together, it promises to be a good event. There are panels and breakout sessions planned for the all the diverse challenges and opportunities that make up the arena of digital equity and inclusion today, from skills training, to device access, to cost, to use in higher education, medicine, and aging in place.
The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), which hosts the event, will be livestreaming select panels and keynotes on Wednesday and Thursday this year, and we're excited to share that that you can also watch via our YouTube and Facebook Live pages.
Check out the full panel and livestream schedule here, and watch Day 1 and Day 2 of Net Inclusion 2023 below.
Day 1 (Wednesday, March 1)
Day 2 (Thursday, March 2)
Nationwide Push to Address ACP Anemia
Interested in Digital Equity Work? NDIA is Hiring!
Billions in federal funding planned for investment over the next half decade means that, more than ever, we need dedicated, smart, capable people to ensure that public funds go to pragmatic, equitable, locally controlled infrastructure and programs.
Event: Building for Digital Equity, Chapter 2: Claiming Broadband For Your Community
In March, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance held a livestream event on the range of challenges and tools available to communities to accomplish infrastructure, equity, and inclusion goals.
Submit a Proposal to the National Digital Navigator Corps
The National Digital Inclusion Alliance's (NDIA) expanded National Digital Navigator Corps is running its first round of awards, and will support new projects at 18 sites around the country (including six in Tribal communities) beginning in the second half of this year.
New Resource: Exploring Digital Equity Fact Sheet Series
The Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR), with support from AARP, has created the Exploring Digital Equity Fact Sheet Series. The series contains six user-friendly, easy-to-understand fact sheets to help demystify the challenges associated with creating digital equity by highlighting how expanding Internet access to everyone who wants it isn’t an infrastructure problem alone. Achieving digital equity for everyone in a community is a multi-faceted endeavor, and requires engaging and activating an array of stakeholders. These fact sheets unpack the issues, challenges, and opportunities today.
Missed Our Building for Digital Equity Event with NDIA? Here's Everything That Happened
On Wednesday, March 16th, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance teamed up with the National Digital Inclusion Alliance for a two-hour, fast-paced webinar on the ways communities can accomplish digital equity goals called Building for Digital Equity: Demystifying Broadband Policy and Funding. It was just as fun to do as we hoped, and packed with speakers providing practical, easy-to-understand advice and a wonderful audience full of questions and additional information.