The Kennebec County Broadband Partnership is creating a Digital Equity and Inclusion Plan and we need your help!
The creation of a Digital Equity and Inclusion Plan for Kennebec County will contribute to a statewide plan. Equity means accessibility for all who want to be connected and inclusion means having the knowledge, tools, and training to use the internet for finding a job, civic and cultural participation, lifelong learning, and access to essential services.
The plan is due by April 30, 2023, and we are seeking individuals and representatives of local organizations who are working with the following populations to help us create this plan. People in these groups often face barriers to participation in the digital world. We will be guided in this process by the National Digital Equity Center.
- Low-income households (<150% of Federal Poverty Guidelines)
- Older Adult/Aging Individuals
- Incarcerated/Formerly Incarcerated Individuals
- Individuals with a language barrier, including individuals who
—are English language learners
—have low levels of literacy
- Individuals with disabilities
- Individual who are members of racial or ethnic group minority
- People who live in a rural area
Please contact Hildie Lipson for more information or to join the Kennebec County Digital Equity Working Group.