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Digital Inclusion Initiative

Digital Inclusion Initiative Vision

Every individual in Long Beach, regardless of background, neighborhood or identity has high quality, accessible, technology resources and services to be civically engaged and socially and economically empowered.

What is the digital divide?

The gap between communities that have equitable access and use of computer literacy training, the Internet and computers and those who don’t.

What is digital equity?

Digital equity is when everyone has access and use of computer literacy training, the Internet and technology devices to be successful in society, democracy and the economy regardless of their background, neighborhood or identity.

What is digital inclusion?

Digital inclusion means proactively ensuring everyone has access and use of computer literacy training, the Internet, technology devices and other digital inclusion resources and services.

Digital Inclusion Initiative Focus Areas

Capacity

  • Leadership and capacity building
  • Multilingual computer literacy training and support
  • Technology jobs and internship opportunities
  • Job preparedness and digital literacy skills development

Connectivity

  • High-speed, quality in-home Internet services and support
  • Quality cell phone data plans
  • Citywide fiber network infrastructure
  • Free City-provided public Wi-Fi

Technology

  • Quality, Internet-enabled computers and support
  • Free City-provided community computer labs and support

For more information regarding the City's Digital Inclusion Initiative, please contact:

Rebecca F. Kauma, MPA
Economic and Digital Inclusion Program Manager 
digitalinclusion@longbeach.gov
562.570.7441