Illinois Broadband Equity + Inclusion
The Connect Illinois digital equity programming is a comprehensive approach designed to help communities identify and address existing broadband equity gaps, as well as to leverage new and existing sources of funding for long-term broadband equity. Learn more about our Connect Illinois Digital Equity + Inclusion work here.
To create an ecosystem of digital equity and inclusion, the State of Illinois introduced complementary programming to pair with its ongoing $420 million capital broadband investment that, combined, seeks to ensure affordable in-home broadband service, access to personal computers, digital literacy training, and ongoing technical support. Illinois is working alongside public, private, nonprofit, and philanthropic partners to raise capital for and awareness of the digital equity challenges facing communities.