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?

Steve Adler


Digital inclusion is and should remain a priority of our city. We exceed many metrics in terms of average digital use, but that means that there is a larger gap between those who have digital access and those who do not.

I support the continued use of city resources to provide access to technology and the training to use it. It’s one of the reasons that I am so proud of our new central library, which brings all sorts of technology to the public and makes it available for use.

We can further bridge the divide by partnering with organizations and companies in the private sector to provide technology and training in the neighborhoods and areas of town that need special attention or that lack digital access.