Digital Access Task Force Meeting
Monday May 24, 2021
Special Meeting: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Next Task Force Meetings - May 10, 17, 24. No meeting May 31 Memorial Day
We will begin promptly at 7:30 am!
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May 24 Digital Access
Resource Highlight Presentation
Stephen Peterson, SEAGO Economic Recovery Coordinator
SouthEastern Arizona Governments Organization
Stephen will be presenting a GIS mapping tool used in the development and planning of the region's Broadband Expansion efforts, including the recently launched Emergency Broadband Benefit program by the FCC. He will be demonstrating how the tool can take raw county data and apply it to broadband planning.
SEAGO is a Regional Planning Agency which performs and coordinates a variety of functions and serves as a coordinating link between municipal, county, tribal, state and federal agencies. SEAGO serves Southern Arizona's four-county region of Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, and Santa Cruz. SEAGO's programs focus on issues that often cross jurisdictional boundaries, such as infrastructure, water quality, community and economic development initiatives, transportation, aging, and social service issues.
Contact: Stephen Peterson, 831-915-7729, email@example.com
The toolkit includes:
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.