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SA Digital Connects Press Releases


San Antonio Named a 2023 Visionary Digital Inclusion Trailblazer

“The City of San Antonio is committed to closing the digital divide and this recognition is well deserved,” said Rhia Pape, Executive Director of SA Digital Connects.


SA Digital Connects Appoints Rhia Pape as New Executive Director

“We are thrilled to bring Rhia on board to fill this important role in our community; she is a highly accomplished and respected leader with a proven track record of success in cross sector collaboration and implementation of digital inclusion efforts,” said Luisa Casso, SADC Board Chair.


Search for New Executive Director

"SA Digital Connects (SADC), the local public, private community collaboration who built and is implementing the San Antonio/Bexar County Digital Equity Plan, has begun the search for their second Executive Director to lead the organization."


Broadband Development Office Seek Input

SADC asks the community to take the Texas Digital Opportunity Public Survey to keep local momentum and help develop the state’s plan to expand digital opportunities and future funding strategies in San Antonio and throughout Texas.


FCC Map Challenge

“We must work together to prove where our neighbors need internet access so that the FCC has an accurate picture of internet connectivity for our community,” said Marina Alderete Gavito, Executive Director of SA Digital Connects.


ACP Toolkit Announcement

The toolkit includes a downloadable enrollment guide, which breaks down the ACP application step-by-step, an outreach script, a webinar, and forms to help organizations work through the complexities and nuances of the sign-up process for their clients.


Bexar County Allocates $25 Million ARPA Funds

“With today’s $25 million ARPA allocation we can begin tackling the infrastructure projects needed to bring connectivity to those without. A connected County is imperative to our economic competitiveness at the state and national level,” said Nelson Wolff, Bexar County Judge.


Advocacy Press Release

"We look forward to the allocation of local, state and federal dollars to implement the plan, but if we do not act now, we could lose this opportunity,” states Laura Cole, Bexar County BiblioTech Director.


Launch Press Release

This initiative will prepare San Antonio and Greater Bexar County with a trained workforce and connected community for the technology that awaits us in the future. We are grateful to all the partners who have committed to implementation over the next 4-5 years and are ready to get to work,” states Luisa Casso, Manager, Corporate Communications, Toyota Motor North America

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