Senator Hassan, Governor Sununu, Educators, Finance Leaders Join Forces to Bring Technology to Low-Income Families
Day-Long “Digital Equity Summit” Will Spearhead Directing Resources to Shrink the Digital Divide in NH.
Despite our collective access to technology, too many New Hampshire families stand on the wrong side of our digital divide, unable to access the information that is exchanged so freely today. Without access to computers, email or the internet, keeping in touch with work contacts can prove impossible. A day-long summit, the NH Summit on Digital Equity, will bring various assets from business, technology and politics together to develop and implement strategies for closing that divide and connecting more families together.
Robert McLaughlin, of New England College, will lead the summit and has been working with federal officials, philanthropists and others to secure the necessary funding needs to help cover the cost of investing in new and affordable technology for families in need. State leaders will join the summit at noon to announce details for how the plan will be implemented statewide.
“New Hampshire is the first state in the nation to mobilize local assets in the education, banking, political, business and workforce communities to create a workable and affordable plan to support systemic digital equity,” explains McLaughlin. “This program will make an incredible difference in the lives of families who currently have no consistent access to the technology they need to live, work and play.”
What: Digital Equity Press Conference
Who: US Senator Maggie Hassan, Representatives of Governor Chris Sununu, New England College’s Robert McLaughlin, NH Summit Chair.
When: Friday, February 3, 2017 @ Noon
Where: Comcast Conference Center, 676 Island Pond Road, Manchester
Read more about this conference. http://www.digitalequity.us/nh-summit.html