05/19/23 Broadband for All, Digital Equity and BEAD Regional Planning Workshop
The internet is critical to everyday life. Yet 1 out of 5 Californians, including many in the South Los Angeles area, lack access to affordable, reliable broadband service, devices, and the skills to use them. As a result, millions in our state are unable to access essential government services and realize other social and economic benefits. This gap is referred to as the “digital divide” which most impacts low-income households, seniors, the disabled, veterans, incarcerated individuals, members of racial and ethnic minority groups, those with language barriers and low-levels of literacy, and rural residents.
Broadband for All is the State’s overarching program to close the digital divide and foster digital equity in our communities. The State has invested billions of dollars to achieve Broadband for All and ensure that every resident has access to economical and dependable internet, devices, and skills training. But more needs to be done.
We invite your organization and local community to take another step toward creating an equitable digital future by making your voices heard at the Broadband for All, Digital Equity, and BEAD Planning Workshops. Your input will help California develop the State’s Digital Equity and BEAD Five-Year Action Plans that will determine how future federal dollars are allocated to address digital inequities in your community.
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Time & Location
May 19, 2023
400 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015