National Urban League’s Approach to Digital Equity

On March 31, the National Urban League released the Lewis Latimer Plan for Digital Equity and Inclusion, a collaborative work aimed at addressing the digital divide. The Benton Institute has kindly provided a summary of the report

The need for policymakers to act has become even more urgent, compelling us to ask, how can the tools of the information economy be employed to create a more equitable and inclusive society?

The answer lies in accomplishing four big, but achievable, goals:

  1. Deploying networks everywhere.

  2. Getting everyone connected.

  3. Creating new economic opportunities to participate in the growth of the digital economy.

  4. Using the networks to improve how we deliver essential services, in particular in workforce development, health care and education.

The take a deeper dive into

  • The Availability Gap
  • The Adoption Gap
  • The Access to Economic Opportunity and Participation Gap
  • The Utilization Gap
  • Institutionalization
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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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