Digital Access Task Force Meeting
Monday June 28, 2021
7:30 - 8:45 a.m.
Next Task Force Meetings - June 28 July 12, 19, 26. No Meeting July 5 (Fourth Of July Holiday)
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Download June 21 Task Force Report
Download Learning From Home While Under Connected Report (submitted by Ilana Lowery, Arizona Director | Common Sense
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June 28 Digital Access
Resource Highlight Presentation
Microsoft Airband US – Rural
Rachna Vas, Business Program Manager
Microsoft Airband US – Rural
Rachna Vas works as a Business Program Manager for Microsoft Airband, with a focus on expanding broadband connectivity and digital inclusion programming in rural and tribal communities. Rachna will explain some of the ways Microsoft Airband helps to bridge the digital divide for rural and tribal communities.
Microsoft Airband and its ISP partners work together to foster economic development via digital inclusion programs in education, healthcare, small business, and precision agriculture, especially programs that promote upskilling to enhance employability.
Contact Rachna Vas, Business Program Manager Microsoft Airband US – Rural
(315) 703-3043 M: (202) 677-0991 firstname.lastname@example.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.