A comprehensive list of articles posted on Dallasfed.org related to digital inclusion.
Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico laying groundwork for greater internet connectivity
While the digital divide is wide in poor and more isolated areas of Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico, concerted efforts are taking shape across the region to close it.
August 23, 2023
Broadband Learning Forum: Lessons Learned on the Advancing Digital Inclusion Initiative
This presentation on Nov. 3 highlighted community leaders sharing lessons learned as they work to achieve a sustainable strategy for connecting all residents to the internet.
November 02, 2022
Community broadband survey paves way for expanding digital access in southern New Mexico
Like millions of people across the U.S., many residents of Doña Ana County in southern New Mexico struggle to find the internet access they need for school, work and daily life.
July 27, 2022
How can you close the digital divide in your community? Start with a needs assessment
The shape of the digital divide is different in each community. Affordability, infrastructure, lack of devices or skills, and low awareness of the internet’s benefits can all be factors.
September 14, 2020
Connecting communities during COVID-19: a quick guide to broadband solutions for local governments
Directives for social distancing and stay-at-home orders have made access to broadband an urgent necessity for families as they struggle to stay connected with schooling, jobs, health care, government assistance and more.
April 20, 2020
Dallas faces a gaping digital divide when it comes to economic inclusion
In the city of Dallas, about 42 percent of households lack a fixed connection to the internet. What does this mean for our neighbors’ economic future? How can we close the digital divide?
December 20, 2019
Promising Telehealth Initiatives Highlight the Need to Close Digital Divide
These five case studies examine how access to telehealth can address health disparities in underserved urban and rural communities.
December 14, 2018
Community Development Publications
Preparing Workers for the Expanding Digital Economy
This book chapter explores how digital inclusion increases access to jobs, economic opportunity and upward mobility.
November 16, 2018
Closing the Digital Divide: A Framework for Meeting CRA Obligations
This publication provides a toolkit for bankers seeking to bring digital opportunity to underserved, rural and tribal communities through access to high-speed broadband.
April 18, 2016