What is the Digital Divide?
The Digital Divide refers to the growing gap between those who have easy 24/7 access to internet and skills to navigate digital resources and those who do not. These individuals are most often the poor, rural, elderly or handicapped members of society.
Why does Boulder County need a Digital Equity Program?
11,498 individuals in Boulder county indicated that they have no internet subscription in their homes, 5,546 report no computing device, many others have difficulty accessing community resources, employment sites and BVSD portals because they lack the skills to navigate the digital world. *Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
What impact is Bridging Digital Divides having in our community?
Our pilot courses, offered in four BVSD schools in Boulder and Lafayette, helped more than 50 individuals master basic skills and purchase an affordable device.
Who can participate in the program?
The Digital Divide program is open to Boulder County residents who meet income requirements.