Alliance For

Digital Equity

Bridging the Digital Divide for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties to Promote Equitable Participation

Digital Equity ensures all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy. Digital Equity is necessary for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential services.

A Call to Action

The lack of digital equity in our region, in our state, and in our nation is a problem for all of us. We all suffer no matter whether we are a parent, student, business owner, government official, retired older adult, recent immigrant, educator, or community leader—digital equity concerns us all. In 2021, being able to effectively use the internet—whatever the reason—is a requirement for participating in society. Otherwise people get left behind. There are digital haves and have nots.

*Read our 2021 Assessment report on digital equity issues in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties. Click here to watch video clips from June 30 forum.