Digital Access Task Force Meeting
Monday April 19, 2021
Next Task Force Meetings - April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
7:30 - 8:45 AM Zoom Meeting
We will begin promptly at 7:30 am!
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Zoom Meeting ID: 919 9321 8962
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Missed the April 19 Task Force Meeting? See the recording here
April 19, 2021 Task Force Meeting Recording
Steve Peters, AZBSN and Task Force Coordinator
email@example.com Phone or Text: 520-321-1309
Consumers and Outreach Partners
Emergency Broadband Benefit Webinar
Tuesday, April 27 3:00 PM ET 12:00 Arizona
Streamed Live on www.fcc.gov/live
Registration Not Required
The FCC webinar will provide consumers and outreach partners with an overview of the EBB Emergency Broadband Benefit program, eligibility information, and enrollment procedures.
During the event, the FCC will discuss the materials developed for our partners’ use in conducting outreach and education about the program. Questions may be shared during, or in advance of this event, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FCC will be launching an Outreach Partner Toolkit
For more info About EBB see FCC and USAC Get Emergency Broadband Site https://getemergencybroadband.org/
Updates and Digital Access
Federal and State Updates
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic the world is creating the largest telecommunity of all time. Social and physical distancing is becoming the new normal requiring unpresented demand for digital access for all Arizona communities including tribal, rural and other underserved communities and low-income neighborhoods in Arizona.
AZBSN, the Arizona Broadband Stakeholder Network, led by ATIC, the Arizona Telecommunications and Information Council, GAZEL, the Greater Arizona Educational Leadership organization, in cooperation with many other stakeholder organizations, have created an AZBSN COVID-19 Digital Access Task Force.
What Is Digital Access
Digital access is more than just access to fast affordable and reliable Internet access.
Everyone, especially students, also require access to technology such as computers, laptops, and smart phones as well as other digital equipment such as routers, hotspots, and web cameras. They also need digital content resources and skills to effectively use technology.