Smart Cincy thanks Jean Rice (BroadbandUSA, NTIA States Department of Commerce), Jess Kropczynski (University of Cincinnati), John Putnam (Cincinnati Bell), Edita Dolan-Mayo (Powernet) and Leigh Tami (City of Cincinnati) for joining us at the second annual summit to discuss ‘Connecting Smart Cincy: Data-driven decisions to Bridge the Divide.’
In Cincinnati Public Schools, at least 50% of families live beneath the poverty line and at least 41% of students experience digital divided limitations. As the digital transformation continues its rapid pace, we must ensure everyone has access to devices, networks, and digital literacy training where needed. Not just for k-12 students, but for learners of all ages across the city and region. As we connect and digitize our public services, education systems, facilities, campuses, and roadways with high speed connectivity, we must not leave otherwise disconnected residents (or neighborhoods) behind.