Digital Access Task Force Meeting
Monday May 3, 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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Zoom Meeting ID: 919 9321 8962
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Missed the April 26 Task Force Meeting?
Steve Peters, AZBSN and Task Force Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org Phone or Text: 520-321-1309
April 26 Digital Access
Resource Highlight Presentation
May 3 Local First Economic Recovery Center: Kimber Lanning, CEO, Local First Arizona Foundation.
Local First has launched the Local First Economic Recovery Center to enable more qualified Arizona cities, towns, counties, and nonprofits to win competitive federal, state, and foundation grants. The Center serves communities statewide by: Researching and simplifying grants and stimulus opportunities; Identifying funding sources for large and small projects; Connecting funding sources to communities in need of funding; Providing the capacity for grant writing, facilitation, and project management to ensure success rates for qualifying communities and nonprofits.
Kimber will provide an overview of the Recovery Center resources, and explore opportunities for cooperation and collaboration between AZBSN and the Recovery Center.
This is an awesome resource that can help further both AZBSN’s and your digital access initiatives. It is consistent with the funding recommendations included in the AZBSN Strategy Report.
Contact: Kimber Lanning, CEO | Local First Arizona Foundation, localfirstazfoundation.org, O: 602-956-0909 ext. 5
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.