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Digital Equity press conference

Pittsburgh Digital Equity Coalition Announces Community Strategic Plan

On December 6, Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman was in attendance as City of Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey and County Executive Fitzgerald held a press conference to announce the publication of a community strategic plan from the Pittsburgh Digital Equity Coalition to close the digital divide in the region by 2030.  Review the plan here.

The plan was conceived by the Pittsburgh Digital Equity Coalition consisting of local City and County Departments, some local businesses and nonprofits who recognized the need to ensure everyone in the region have affordable access to the digital world.

Due to the pandemic, the City and County recognized the gaps within the communities and neighborhoods where many residents were badly affected by their inability or lack of having digital access.  

Read the full City of Pittsburgh press release here.