What do you see as the City’s responsibility toward addressing the digital divide in Austin, and what steps would you take to bridge that divide?

Jessica Cohen

City Council, District 3

It amazes me that as far as we are into this millennium the digital divide still exists in Austin. I have been an avid supporter of basic computer skills being taught in AISD from elementary school. Beyond that, I would like to see city sponsored community outreach programs that provide and maintain open access cyber cafes where free tutoring in partnership with AISD, ACC, and UT  is available to anyone to learn basic technological computer skills or for a small fee, more advanced computer skills that would give them a foundation to work with no matter where they were employed.