Led by Chief Innovation Officer Jordan Sun, the City of San José is making strides to close their digital divide not only through enabling access to the internet and device distribution, but through digital literacy training to ensure their community members are equipped to enter the digital world.
San Jose, CA
The City of San José in California is the first city in the U.S. to pledge to close their digital divide.
By the end of 2022, San José aims to have connected over 300,000 residents to community available wifi networks.
San José has established a partnership with AT&T, which has delivered 15,800 hotspots into the community.
Through their digital inclusion partnership, San José is focusing on digital literacy and training to ensure their community knows how to operate safely in the digital world.
“If you want to build a smart city, you can't possibly say you are an inclusive technology oriented city if you continuously leave out 10% of your population that suffers from the digital divide.”
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