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100 laptops distributed during 'Connect San Antonio' event

May 18, 2024 at 5:00:00 PM

KSAT News

For a few years we have been one to the nations largest urban areas and communities that has had a digital divide, and our work in collaboration with AT&T, the city and the county for the past few years has been to really close that divide. This is just one of many opportunities to do that.

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Governments Work to Get San Antonio, Texas-Area Residents Online

April 29, 2024 at 5:00:00 PM

Government Technology

Public-private endeavors involving the city and Bexar County aim to help roughly 35,000 homes get connected. Two pacts with Internet providers would extend infrastructure before Affordable Connectivity Program funding ends.

Brandon Lingle

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Robin Jerstad

San Antonio, Bexar County public-private initiatives ramping up to increase internet access

April 28, 2024 at 5:00:00 PM

San Antonio Express News

According to Pape, infrastructure is only one part of getting people online. She thinks about three A’s: access, adoption and affordability.
Infrastructure provides access, but people often need a device to connect, and they need to be able to pay for the service.
Adoption, she said, involves helping community members obtain “access to the devices that are relevant to their needs” and ensuring that they have “the digital skills … to use those devices.”

Brandon Lingle

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Robin Jerstad

GFiber

What’s up in San Antonio - a more connected, faster city — now with 5 Gig and 8 Gig

April 18, 2024 at 5:00:00 PM

Google Fiber Blog

It’s been awhile since we shared an update on what’s happening with Google Fiber in San Antonio. We’ve been hard at work upgrading our network to provide the best customer experience possible and to make sure we meet the evolving needs of our customers.
Access is just one piece of digital inclusion. In our efforts to further digital equity initiatives in the city, we are working with a number of committed community organizations, including:
San Antonio Digital Connects dedicated to increasing access to quality internet and digital skills

John-Michael Cortez, Government and Community Affairs Manager

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GFiber

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Methodist Healthcare Ministries invests over $180 million to advance health equity across South Texas

April 15, 2024 at 5:00:00 PM

Methodist Healthcare of South Texas, Inc.

“The impactful work by Methodist Healthcare Ministries across San Antonio and Bexar County, continues to demonstrate their commitment to addressing the many challenges of the digital divide,” says Rhia Pape, Executive Director at SA Digital Connects. “We are proud to be supported and funded by MHM and other private sector partners and are thankful SA Digital Connects gets to work with such amazing partners to implement the SA/Greater Bexar County Investment Plan. There are many layers to this work and it’s only with coordination and collaboration between organizations that we will see success in closing the digital divide in our community.”

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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

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