2017 Digital Inclusion Leadership Awards to recognize most innovative policy in USA
The winners of the 2017 Digital Inclusion Leadership Awards were announced recognizing six USA cities for the implementation of programs to tackle the barriers to digital inclusion in their communities. The competition, organized by Next Century Cities and Google Fiber, analyzed two categories, which are Digital Inclusion Best Practices and Most Promising New Plan.
The winners were:
|Digital Inclusion in Best Practices||
Most Promising New Plan
|Boston, MA – Tech Goes Home||New York, NY – Queensbridge Connected|
|Raleigh, NC – Digital Connectors||Riverside County, CA – RIVCOconnected|
|Chicago, IL – Learning Circles||Kansas City, MO – Internet Services and Weatherization Program|
Besides from the recognition, Next Century Cities provides an open site to review information about the winning projects in order to learn from their innovative approaches to promote digital inclusion. Their fact sheets include a description of the initiatives, target population, key metrics, the city’s role and advise for other regions.