Digital Divide Regional Strategy

Resources

We are providing Countywide resources that are currently available to both residents
and partners for easy access and convenience.

Low-Cost Service Offerings for County Residents

Los Angeles County has partnered with EveryOneOn, a non-profit organization, and the California Emerging Technology Fund to provide access to a comprehensive list of service programs available to the Los Angeles County residents. Multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have made updates to their low-cost internet service programs to assist individuals and families stay connected to the internet. The website can be accessed using the link on the right.

Data StoryBoard

The Office of CIO in partnership with ISD has developed the Data Storyboard which will be used as a comprehensive source of all data metrics, baselines, and progress.

Board Correspondences (Motion/Responses)

APPROVAL OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FISCAL RECOVERY FUNDS SPENDING PLAN

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) recommends the Board of Supervisors approve the proposed spending plan for the County’s allocation of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) Coronavirus State and Local Government Fiscal Recovery Funds (Fiscal Recovery Funds)…

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ACCELERATING EFFORTS TO CRUSH THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

The disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 crisis in poorer, nonwhite communities should put to rest any meaningful debate about whether access to the Internet is a civil rights issue…

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BROADBAND MOTION

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many issues with our infrastructure. Of the most pressing is access to high quality internet. During the pandemic, many workers and students were forced to work from home. The need for a strong broadband infrastructure was never more important…

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DEVELOPING DIGITAL DIVIDE REGIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN

The Digital Divide is a socio-economic and equity issue for households in LA County that do not have broadband access, limiting their ability to function successfully in a world more dependent on receiving critical information and services over the Internet…

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A COUNTYWIDE STRATEGY FOR EQUITABLE ECONOMIC RECOVERY

At the beginning of 2020, the Los Angeles regional economy was experiencing a long and sustained expansionary period. Unemployment was at 4.4% and the real gross county product was over $700 billion…

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EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM TO ADDRESS THE DIGITAL DIVIDE IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (Board) has implemented several initiatives to address matters of equity and inclusion affecting communities of color. Most recently, the Board adopted the motion “Establishing an Antiracist Los Angeles County Policy Agenda” (Supervisor Ridley-Thomas, July 21, 2020)…

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REPORT BACK ON EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM TO ADDRESS THE DIGITAL DIVIDE IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

On October 27, 2020, the Board of Supervisors adopted a motion by Supervisors Solis and Barger authorizing the Internal Services Department to establish a proposed program to empower youth and small businesses in underserved communities that are adversely impacted by the digital divide
and connect them to technology, resources and opportunities…

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ESTABLISHING PATHWAYS TO EQUITABLE ACCESS TO HIGH SPEED INTERNET AND BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the deep inequities that run through our communities. These inequities range from access to care and disproportionate health outcomes, to access to the high-speed broadband internet services needed to telework and to provide opportunities for distance learning while the Safer at Home Health Officer Orders are in place.

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