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This Massachusetts program is giving free digital equity advice

In Massachusetts a consulting program is helping local municipalities navigate digital equity planning. There is no flow of money to municipalities under said program. Instead, the Municipal Digital Equity Planning Program, spearheaded by the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI), pairs towns and cities with consultants to develop strategic plans for digital equity within their communities.

State Digital Equity Implementation Manual

This manual supports States, Territories, and the District of Columbia as they implement their digital equity plans and create sustainable, robust statewide digital equity ecosystems.

NTIA Accepts Kentucky’s Digital Equity Plan

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has accepted Kentucky’s Digital Equity plan. Using $874,236.00 from the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program, Kentucky created a plan aimed at addressing disparities in digital access, skills and affordability across the state.

NTIA Accepts New York’s Digital Equity Plan

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has accepted New York’s Digital Equity plan. Using $2,178,650.00 from the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program, New York created a plan aimed at addressing disparities in digital access, skills and affordability across the state.

NTIA Accepts Indiana’s Digital Equity Plan

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has accepted Indiana’s Digital Equity plan. Using $842,235.00 from the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program, Indiana created a plan aimed at addressing disparities in digital access, skills and affordability across the state.

NTIA Accepts New Hampshire’s Digital Equity Plan

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has accepted New Hampshire’s Digital Equity plan. Using $525,034.00 from the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program, New Hampshire created a plan aimed at addressing disparities in digital access, skills and affordability across the state.

NTIA Accepts Arizona’s Digital Equity Plan

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has accepted Arizona’s Digital Equity plan. Using $1,116,110.00 from the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program, Arizona created a plan aimed at addressing disparities in digital access, skills and affordability across the state. 

States Work to Address Barriers to Broadband Expansion

As policymakers in the nation’s states and territories explore how best to spend billions of dollars in federal infrastructure money intended to expand access to broadband, a key focus has been on how to avoid a host of potential obstacles that can impede or thwart their progress. Critically, stakeholders in a majority of states repeatedly raised the same key issues.

Oklahoma’s Digital Equity Plan Accepted

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has accepted Oklahoma’s Digital Equity plan. Using $882,088.00 from the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program, Oklahoma created a plan aimed at addressing disparities in digital access, skills and affordability across the state. 

Missouri's Digital Equity Plan Accepted

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has accepted Missouri’s Digital Equity plan. Using $827,338.00 from the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program, Missouri created a plan aimed at addressing disparities in digital access, skills and affordability across the state.