How Deep Is San Antonio's Digital Divide? City, County Officials Aim To Find Out
Data from 2013-2017 shows a quarter of San Antonio homes had no Internet access. Has the problem gotten better or worse since then? What is the overall impact of this digital divide?
The City of San Antonio's Office of Innovation will take lead on administering a survey on household connectivity. Along with determining who has access to the Internet, the joint assessment also seeks to better understand disparities in digital literacy and access to computerized devices.
What are the negative effects of Internet inequity? What evidence-based strategies can be implented to promote digital inclusion?
How does San Antonio's digital divide relate to the city's economic inequality? How can Internet access and improved digital literacy change things for an individual or family?
Click here to take the Digital Divide and Assessment Survey. Paper copies will be available at community centers, public libraries and various community events. The survey is open through Feb. 2, 2020.
- Brian Dillard, chief innovation officer for the City of San Antonio
- Chris Reddick, Ph.D., professor in the college of Public Policy at the University of Texas at San Antonio
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*This interview was recorded on Monday, December 16.