Closing the Digital Divide
Because the digital divide is much more significant with the more rural mountain communities of Western North Carolina, providing mobility of the following assets is needed:
- Computers, Chromebooks
- Tech Knowledge
- Hotspots and/or Mobile Access Points
Having a regular event at consistent locations would be effective in implementing ideas to improve digital inclusion and minimize the digital divide.
We know schools have been successful in implementing school buses with Wi-Fi.
Why can’t mobility be provided throughout the year to strategic community locations like libraries, town centers, or churches?
Mobilizing Libraries in the Fight to Close the Digital Divide – Heartland Forward. Heartland Forward. Published July 23, 2021. Accessed August 3, 2021. https://heartlandforward.org/2021/07/23/mobilizing-libraries-in-the-fight-to-close-the-digital-divide/
Web Tech Czar, Marc Czarnecki is a Digital Navigator and contributing member to the Western North Carolina Broadband Project’s Leadership Team. I welcome resource ideas at Marc@WNCBroadbandProject.org. or by calling 828-365-8299.