Access is only half the battle. With technology proliferation comes the need for training to ensure those who can benefit the most from connectivity are not missing out. This requires a substantial resource investment; it cannot be managed by volunteers alone.
Connect researchers at area universities, health care institutions and large companies that develop intellectual property with individuals and companies who are able to bring these ideas to the commercial marketplace.
To develop a community initiative for citizen and business innovators to work with city halls to devise ways local governments can function and interact with citizens in more efficient, economical and user-friendly ways.
A library pilot project will build institutional bridges across the K–20 spectrum of K–12 schools, public libraries, colleges, universities and others to enhance and extend connected learning opportunities and resource sharing for life-long learning.
Wi-Fi networks are an effective way to supplement fiber-to-the-home by providing Internet access to underserved areas and populations. Strategic use of Wi-Fi networks in targeted business locations support entrepreneurial development, tourism and other economic development objectives.