Digital Equity Act

Digital Equity Act

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Ben Merkel of Senator Patty Murray’s summarizes the The Digital Equity Act in the US presentation at the PPDD conference.

Its goal and function that it needs to focus on network investment is important but rather on the people who use these recources. Focus on policies to fit the needs of the end users, target the underserved populations, includes impoverished, seniors, veterans, citizens with literacy challenges and others lacking connectivity.
A $125 billion competitive grant program for schools, libraries and private public partnership for interventions for literacy and employment opportunties

The bill encourages innovation in digital equity is sent to the local state and the state needs to create a digital strategy.

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