Connecting Communities through Digital Equity

An Action Plan for State, Community, and Private and Institutional Partners

Published Date : June 29, 2022
Author(s) : Ben Forman and April Anderson
Sponsors :Massachusetts Competitive Partnership

The COVID-19 pandemic brought much-needed attention to the digital divide and its profound implications for social and economic opportunity in our commonwealth. Across a range of sectors, public and private, leaders committed to addressing this challenge once and for all. Massachusetts has made progress over the past two years, but considerable work remains. Fortunately, leaders remain focused on solving this problem and an unprecedented infusion of federal funding provides substantial resources to fuel their efforts.

Prepared in partnership with the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership and a diverse working group of subject-matter experts, Connecting Communities Through Digital Equity builds on MassINC’s 2020 digital divide research, framing the challenges and opportunities ahead, and outlining a near-term action plan.

Meet The Authors

Ben Forman

Research Director, MassINC

April Anderson

President, Anderson Strategic Advisors

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