Digital Inclusion programs from Seattle receive national awards

The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors of the United States of America, extended two awards for Seattle’s Information Technology Department to recognize its digital inclusion programs.

The first award was for the 2017 Strategic Plan for Facilitating Equitable Access to Wireless Broadband. This document presents the local strategy to improve access to broadband internet in the city through reducing regulatory barriers, exploring public-private partnerships and facilitating municipal broadband.

The second award recognized the Technology Matching Fund, which has offered funding for digital equity projects worth up to $50,000 USD for the last 20 years. Funded projects are those created to increase digital literacy skills, enhance access to low-cost or free broadband and generate opportunities to access affordable digital devices.

Source: Gov Tech