Digital Equity Resources

We want to empower you. That’s why we’ve compiled resources you can use to help advocate for digital equity.

Use the check boxes below to narrow down the resources by topic.

Digital Skills Hub: Call for Partners

By the end of May 2024, Smart Columbus seeks to formalize partnerships with community-based organizations who can commit to offering digital skills training to the residents they serve from 2024 to 2026.  We are seeking community organizations who are interested in hosting and delivering digital skills training sessions at their locations, and community organizations interested in hosting a training delivered by a visiting community digital skills trainer. 

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Digital Skills Hub Learning Framework

This framework utilizes a competency-based approach that reflects how people learn, work, and collaborate outside of school and is based upon evidence assessments prioritizing flexibility in time, space, and transferability of skills learned to other contexts.

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ACP Wind Down Toolkit

The Affordable Connectivity Program is expected to end in April 2024. Without Congressional action to extend it, approximately 179,000 households in Central Ohio will feel the impact. Being caught off guard only adds to the challenge of this transition. Help raise awareness by sharing this news and urge those affected to contact their Internet Service Providers for details on how it will affect their internet bills.

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AECOM report on Broadband Access in City of Columbus, OH

Thanks to The Columbus Foundation’s support, AECOM assessed and reported on the Region’s broadband asset and opportunities. Published in June 2020, the Broadband Access in City of Columbus, Ohio report includes a guide for the short-, medium-, and long-term possibilities for increasingbroadband adoption.

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Data from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been used primarily to determine Internet connectivity availability. The presence of digital redlining can be seen using FCC Geographic Information System maps, however the maps do not provide

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