Event Date: March 6, 2020
Time: 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Location: Central Library, Helzberg Auditorium (5th Floor), 14 W 10th St, Kansas City, MO 64105
Admission: Free


Based on the recent study about lagging home broadband adoption in KC, we are devoting the March KCCDI meeting to our metro area providers of fixed line home Internet service. These ISPs provide the foundational infrastructure for homes to access the Internet, and they offer a range of services to help the unconnected have access to the Internet at home.
For Coalition members working on the front lines of digital literacy and digital inclusion efforts, it is critical to know what options are available for those you serve to establish a home Internet connection. The ISPs joining us will provide current information about the service offerings for low-income populations, what the qualifications are for eligibility, how eligible households can access these services, and how you as a practitioner can help those who do not have home Internet service to take advantage. In addition, we will hear about the many other ways ISPs help to bridge the digital divide. Aaron Deacon of  KC Digital Drive will facilitate the conversation. Committed ISPs and representatives include:


  • Comcast, Nicole Jacobson
  • Google Fiber, Rachel Merlo
  • AT&T, Michael Chambers


Every first Friday of the month the Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion (KCCDI) meets from 10:30am – 12:00pm at the Central Library in downtown KCMO. The KCCDI is an open, collaborative group of Kansas City area nonprofits, individuals, government entities and business focused on fostering internet access and digital readiness in greater Kansas City. The mission of the Coalition is to facilitate collaboration among organizations and initiatives working to bridge the digital divide in order maximize the resources for the greatest impact; we want every citizen and household in the Kansas City metropolitan area has access to the Internet, the equipment needed to use it and the skills needed to take advantage. KC Digital Drive is one of the Coalition’s founders and continues to provide leadership on the Steering Committee. Membership is free, and we are constantly welcoming new members; join here!