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.
We heard from an array of people and about a host of projects, from Broadband Action Teams in Washington state, to coalitions in Maine, an update on the Digital Navigator model, mapping, talking to local governments, and a breakdown of the funding available to communities.
If you did not have a chance to leave feedback for us, please do it here - especially if you have ideas for segments in future events.
We also want to make sure you have links to all of the resources shared by the event speakers:
- NDIA's new Digital Inclusion Coalition Guidebook
- Sign up your digital inclusion coalition with NDIA
- See more about Thrive Regional Partnership
- See more about Maine's broadband boot camps here and here
- See more about the Digital Navigator model
- Rural and Tribal support for Digital Navigators programs is coming
- Check out the new Digital Equity funding Cheat Sheet here
- The ...