In 2023, Easthampton began a six-month planning process to prepare a digital equity plan for the city. The Mass Broadband Institute (MBI) selected Easthampton to be in the first cohort of communities to build out a plan as part of the the Municipal Digital Equity Planning Program.
Digital equity refers to the concept of ensuring that all individuals and communities have fair and equal access to digital technologies–including the internet, computers, and mobile phones–as well as the skills and knowledge to effectively use them.
Why do we need a plan?
Easthampton's plan will provide a path forward to close the digital divide for our community.