Across Essex County, one out of every five households lacks a basic computer. A similar number — 59,000 households, with around 160,000 people — live without fixed broadband. With the right mix of interventions, Essex County could level the playing field, ensuring digital access for all residents. (Source: ECCF, Striving for Digital Equity, 2020
Working together, across our county and all sectors, we can launch projects that advance digital equity and improve the lives of our residents.
We are seeking ideas and projects that expand access, tools and learning opportunities so all members of our community can fully participate in the digital world.
Ideas could include a mobile app, a software, a service, a product, a new program, or other technology that leads to increased digital capacity for residents of Essex County.
Gather your team and submit your project to our Digital Equity Challenge. Winning teams will receive prize money to launch their project and more!