SA Digital Connects is a public-private-community collaboration that developed the San Antonio and Greater Bexar County Digital Equity Plan.
We advocate for City/County officials to designate local, state, and federal funding for initiatives to close the digital divide.
We will track and report progress in un/under-served areas, impacting households, students, older adults, veterans, people living with disabilities, workforce, telemedicine, and e-justice.
Our aspiration is for San Antonio/Bexar County to become a nationwide leader in business, workforce development and economic growth through digital inclusion.
Availability: Every household has reliable access to speeds of 100/100 mbps with committed service levels.
Affordability: Every household has internet options with adequate service quality at annual cost no more than 1% of household income
Device access: Every household have access to connected devices that meet technical requirements for foundation applications (e.g., education)
Adoption support: Everyone knows how to get access and feels motivated to do so (digital literacy, language resources, trust, etc.)
We will act with an equity-first mindset, focusing initially on the areas with the greatest need.
hear ABOUT THE PLAN FROM THE PEOPLE WHO MADE IT HAPPEN
Click to watch the community update video from the public, private, and community collaborators that developed the Plan and Roadmap.
The Community Plan and Roadmap proposes initiatives to address barriers to access, including availability, affordability, and adoption barriers. We engaged 140+ community entities through interviews, an inventory survey, and focus groups, identified learnings from local efforts underway in San Antonio/Greater Bexar County today, and researched comparable city benchmarks while developing the plan.
Ultimately, our initiatives will close the digital divide for key population segments including households, students, older adults, veterans, people living with disabilities, the workforce, telemedicine, and the justice system.
Click the buttons below to download the full Digital Equity Community Plan and Roadmap, and/or the Executive Summary presentation and documents.