Pittsburgh Digital Equity Coalition Announced in Allegheny County

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Allegheny County Officials Announce Digital Equity Coalition to Expand Internet Access

Several organizations in Pittsburgh County and Allegheny are associated with the new coalition.

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald introduced the Pittsburgh Digital Equity Coalition on Tuesday. An Allegheny County press release describes the initiative as an effort to “bridge the digital divide” in the city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County over the next five years. By 2027, the coalition plans to achieve: Reliable high-speed Internet access for all residents at an affordable price Access to computers or tablets Digital skills to use the Internet safely Accessible technical support ” Near 30% of our seniors and nearly 30% of our households earning less than $20,000 a year don’t have a broadband subscription,” Gainey said. “In a 21st century economy, that’s unacceptable A number of city and county organizations are part of the coalition, including Pittsburgh Public Schools, the Allegheny County Housing Authority and Pittsburgh Regional Transit. Fitzgerald expressed his gratitude to these organizations in the press release. press for working “to ensure that we are able to increase broadband access, especially in communities of older, black and brown people”.

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald introduced the Pittsburgh Digital Equity Coalition on Tuesday.

An Allegheny County press release describes the initiative as an effort to “bridge the digital divide” in the city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County over the next five years.

By 2027, the coalition plans to achieve:

  • Reliable high-speed Internet for all residents at an affordable price
  • access to computers or tablets
  • digital skills to use the internet safely
  • accessible technical support

“Almost 30% of our seniors and almost 30% of our households earning less than $20,000 a year don’t have a broadband subscription,” Gainey said. “In a 21st century economy, this is unacceptable.”

A number of city and county organizations are part of the coalition, including
Pittsburgh Public Schools, Allegheny County Housing Authority, and Pittsburgh Regional Transit. Fitzgerald expressed his gratitude to these organizations in the press release for working “to ensure that we are able to increase broadband access, especially in communities of older, black and brown people.”

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