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What's New in Digital Equity: Greater Phoenix Broadband Task Force

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The Greater Phoenix region’s consortium of the Partnership for Economic Innovation, The Connective, has ended its 12-month role as the convener of the Greater Phoenix broadband task force. Moving forward, the work will be led by ASU Enterprise Technology, Sun Corridor Network and the Digital Equity Institute.

Launched in late 2021, The Connective organized this task force to convene local government for regular meetings to develop a regional strategy to combat the digital divide. As Arizona State University received $34.6 million in funding in September from Maricopa County for digital equity work, the university and partners are equipped to expand infrastructure and offer digital literacy training.

“We’ve organized, learned, planned and begun to build,” said Ben Williams, program manager for The Connective in the announcement. “But there is so much left to do.”

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