Our Priorities

These priorities guide our strategies, investments and are a framework to coordinate the efforts of the Franklin County Digital Equity Coalition. 


Expand reliable, high-speed residential internet options in low-income neighborhoods in Franklin County at an affordable cost for under resourced households.

Digital Life Skills

Expand and increase access to digital skills training with the addition of learning opportunities across provider organizations that support residents' individualized needs on a continuum from survival to career.

Device Access

Create a sustainable stream of different types of high-quality digital devices that are available at low to no-cost to benefit Franklin County residents who need them.

Outreach and Adoption

Establish and support a coordinated, multi-channel outreach approach that is activated by a distributed network of partners, effectively providing residents with information to do what they want and need to do online.

Upcoming Meetings

Join us virtually on April 12 at 8.00am as we discuss our approach to laying the ground work in building our device ecosystem alongside lead consultant, Digitunity.

Kindly send an email to dec@smartcolumbus.com to be added to this meeting.

Join us in a discussion with Smart Columbus’s Lead Research Designer – Andreya Veintimilla as we learn about the Community Information Exchange Program which aims to provide true, lasting impact by collaborating across agency borders for each person’s unique benefit.

Read more here

Kindly email dec@smartcolumbus.com to be added  to this meeting.

Join us for a half day retreat on the 21st of June as we take a deeper look at how we can best serve Veterans, New Americans/Immigrants and the Justice Involved as we aim for digital equity.

More information to follow. 

Interested in being a member? Join us at the next coalition meeting!

The Franklin County Digital Equity Action Agenda

The Franklin County Digital Equity Action Agenda focuses on promoting digital equity and inclusion by addressing barriers to access and ensuring that all residents of Franklin County have the necessary resources and skills to fully participate in the digital economy.

Our 2020 Crisis Response

The Franklin County Digital Equity Coalition’s crisis response efforts have resulted in providing digital resources and support to underserved communities, including access to devices and broadband during the COVID-19 pandemic.

While this launched our current focus on the work, we look forward to ensuring that we are continually growing our impact, serving key demographics in our community.