The CNY Digital Inclusion Coalition is a group of community stakeholders in Central New York working together to create a unified voice in support of digital inclusion.
Exclusion from access to the Internet, including high speed connectivity, can have profound repercussions for those on the wrong side of the digital divide.
Those without access are disadvantaged in today’s digital society, facing challenges conducting business, accessing health information, gathering research, looking for employment, learning, completing school assignments, securing government services or even communicating on a day-to-day basis.
The Digital Divide is real in Central New York. Syracuse is one of the worst-connected cities in the U.S. The consequences of living without access to the Internet and the skills required to use it are alarming. Consider the following:
The digital divide has grown significantly in the COVID-19 pandemic, as schools and workplaces move online and now rely on families and employees to have broadband Internet and computers in the home, and the skillset necessary to use them effectively.
We want to ensure that all members of our community are digitally included.
Goals of the CNY Digital Inclusion Coalition:
Join us for a 1-day event at the Baldwinsville Public Library, 9am – 12:30pm.