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Brenda Bazán / San Antonio Report

Where I Work: SA Digital Connects

April 1, 2024 at 5:00:00 PM

San Antonio Report

It hasn’t been six months yet, but in some ways, it feels like this was always my path. Leading SA Digital Connects, a private-public-community partnership that aims to close San Antonio’s and Bexar County’s’ digital divide, is complex and challenging, but also rewarding.

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Brenda Bazán / San Antonio Report

BiblioTech plans tech literacy classes as Bexar bids to improve online access

March 13, 2024 at 5:00:00 PM

San Antonio Express News

“We know that successfully closing the digital divide in Bexar County involves more than simply access. We need adoption,” BiblioTech director Laura Cole said. “We need people to feel safe, secure and competent when working in the online space.”
Laura Cole- SA Digital Connects Board Chair.

Megan Rodriguez

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Slowly but steadily, San Antonio is making a dent in the city’s digital divide

December 27, 2023 at 6:00:00 PM

San Antonio Report

However, barriers such as lack of infrastructure, affordability and understanding how to safely use the internet remain, said Rhia Pape, executive director of SA Digital Connects, a public-private organization working to expand digital access. Local digital advocates are hopeful that state and federal funds will help speed up the digital adoption process, especially among multifamily housing residents and residents living in the more rural and lower-income areas of the region.

Lindsey Carnett

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Credit: Scott Ball / San Antonio Report

San Antonio Named 2023 Visionary Digital Inclusion Trailblazer By NDIA

December 15, 2023 at 6:00:00 PM

The Bandera Review

Rhia Pape, Executive Director of SA Digital Connects, commended San Antonio's commitment, stating, "The City of San Antonio is committed to closing the digital divide, and this recognition is well deserved. We are proud to support their intentional effort and appreciate our continued partnership in this extensive work.”

The Bandera Review Staff|

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Texas voters approve new broadband expansion fund

November 8, 2023 at 6:00:00 PM

Statescoop

A new $1.5 billion broadband fund in Texas will go toward matching grants for BEAD projects and allow it to leverage funds through the American Rescue Plan Act and other federal programs.

SKYLAR RISPENS

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Courtesy SA Digital Connects

New leader hired for San Antonio nonprofit SA Digital Connects

October 25, 2023 at 4:45:00 PM

Community Impact

SA Digital Connects, a San Antonio nonprofit dedicated to closing the digital divide, announced Rhia Pape as their new executive director Oct. 18.

Edmond Ortiz

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Courtesy SA Digital Connects

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