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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?

City of Austin : City Council, District 1

Full responsibility. We should leveraging a portion of our 1% of the sales-tax divide to bridge that gap budget wise.

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Lewis Conway Jr.

I recognize that using the internet and technology in general can significantly improve our lives in many ways, including gaining …

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Mariana Salazar

Connecting people to available resources is paramount. So frequently the impediment to access is a simple matter of connection to …

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Natasha Harper-Madison

Working with local school districts to ensure that young people have access to technology is key. Additionally, making sure there …

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Vincent Harding

City of Austin : City Council, District 3

We must recognize that most low-income families and children have skipped the desktop computing step and are largely accessing the …

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Amit Motwani

We need to implement key programs within schools and recreation centers, to promote the prevalence of tech in everyday life. …

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James Valadez

It amazes me that as far as we are into this millennium the digital divide still exists in Austin. I …

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Jessica Cohen

Overcoming this divide has lifelong implications for residents of Austin. With the realities of today’s economy, the impact of not …

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Justin Jacobson

City of Austin : City Council, District 5

The city has a responsibility to address the digital divide in Austin, and work with community nonprofits like Austin FreeNet …

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Ann Kitchen

City of Austin : City Council, District 8

In the modern world, digital literacy is an integral component of person’s chances for opportunity and success–in many facts of …

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Bobby Levinski

Whereas the digital divide was once exasperated by the financial barrier to entry of owning a desktop or laptop computer, …

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Paige Ellis

Broadband Equity – Leverage publicly owned utilities and infrastructure to expand wireless internet access with the ultimate goal of scaling …

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Rich DePalma

City of Austin : City Council, District 9

Austin is only truly prosperous when our whole community has access to all the benefits our city has to offer. …

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Danielle Skidmore

The City should continue to work to address the “digital divide” – and I have supporting planning efforts, such as …

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Kathie Tovo

AISD gives every student a computer.  MOST kids (I’m a teacher in a low income school) have smart phones.  AISD …

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Linda O’Neal

City of Austin : Mayor

Addressing the digital divide falls squarely within the city’s responsibility to foster the health and welfare of Austin residents, and …

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Laura Morrison

Digital inclusion is and should remain a priority of our city. We exceed many metrics in terms of average digital …

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Steve Adler

I believe the city can best address the digital divide by providing awareness to those who may want to increase …

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Todd Phelps

FREE WIFI – We need to build a network of mobile communications towers and provide the fastest, most innovative FREE …

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Travis Duncan