NDIA’s Net Inclusion 2024 Conference Leaving Chattanooga
Digital equity programming like Tech Goes Home Tennessee and a commitment to ensuring that every resident has the access and tools to succeed are at the very heart of who we are. We believe that Chattanooga, and the partners who drive digital equity work in all of our communities, can serve as a model to replicate and accelerate other such efforts in communities across the country.
Net Inclusion & Beyond – What’s in store for 2023-2024
“El que no habla, dios no lo escucha,” Lupe Valenzuela, Strategy and Technology Operations Director for Chicanos Por La Causa, said during one of the first panels of the 2023 […]
Digital Inclusion & Placemaking Action Weeks: What do they mean for local communities?
“[w]hen the disconnected fall behind the curve in an increasingly online world, they can find themselves alienated from the resources right outside their front door.” …
Chattanooga named a 2022 ‘Digital Inclusion Trailblazer’
“Like water or power, the internet has become an essential need for our residents, which is why it’s so important to ensure that everyone, regardless of income or neighborhood, has access,” said Chattanooga …
Addressing the digital divide: What’s working & what is still needed to expand access to all
“This is a moment in time where we need all options on the table to ensure we have equitable access across the county.”
Reflections from Net Inclusion 2022 — A note from President & CEO Deb Socia & COO Geoff Millener:
Each year, digital equity advocates from across the country gather for one of our favorite traditions: the National Digital Inclusion Alliance‘s Net Inclusion summit. It’s more of a family reunion […]
The biggest barriers to technology for older adults? Access, affordability & opportunity …
When it comes to technology, older adults are pioneers — yet they are often also the most overlooked, particularly in terms of accessible resources. They experienced emerging technologies at a […]
Tech Goes Home celebrates statewide expansion
Educators across the state of Tennessee will have opportunities to grow their knowledge and gain digital literacy skills through The Enterprise Center’s new Tech Goes Home Tennessee program. With a […]
What is ‘digital inclusion,’ and why are Chattanooga and Hamilton County leaders?
Everyone should have access to technology. Without a computer and the internet (and the skills to use them), basic tasks can now feel nearly impossible. Even so, many Americans — […]
EPB and partners will provide home internet to low-income students at no cost
By Mary Helen Montgomery Hamilton County will become the first community in the nation to offer no-charge high-speed internet to every family with a child on free or reduced lunch. […]