This occasion introduced collectively a panel of digital inclusion and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) consultants to debate how ARPA intersects with and impacts digital inclusion packages throughout the nation. The panel centered on how cities can use ARPA funding to advertise digital inclusion of their cities and assist their residents entry digital inclusion packages, such because the Emergency Broadband Profit (EBB). Panelists embody representatives from NLC’s Federal Advocacy Workforce and companions from the non-profit and personal sectors.
- The constructing blocks for establishing an efficient digital inclusion technique that finest leverages the funds being made out there by way of ARPA.
- How municipalities can use ARPA’s State and Native Restoration Fund to shut the digital divide.
- How one can improve wi-fi entry in rural communities.
Authentic occasion date: 09/29/2021
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