As part of AT&T’s $2 billion nationwide commitment to help bridge the digital divide, AT&T is supporting a digital equity initiative led by the Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA). DIA is a coalition of stakeholders from the City of Dallas, corporations, civic and other organizations, academia as well as private individuals who are invested in Dallas’ continued evolution as a forward‐thinking, innovative, “smart” global city. This contribution will enable DIA to target 10,000 community members with DIA’s new Digital Ambassador program, “Connected Dallas,” a two-year campaign to promote digital inclusion and internet access in the Dallas community.
“The pandemic has heightened the challenges faced by students, workers and families nationwide who currently lack the connectivity and digital education needed to harness the power of technology in their daily lives,” said Mylayna Albright, AVP, Corporate Social Responsibility at AT&T. “Under-resourced neighborhoods have been hit particularly hard. AT&T is proud to continue our collaboration with DIA and support their new Digital Ambassador program to support more than 10,000 members of our community with digital inclusion education, training and connectivity.”
AT&T is making the $2 billion commitment from 2021-2023, to help bridge the digital divide through affordable broadband offers for both consumers and education institutions, as well as high-quality educational resources and community investment through AT&T Connected Learning, a program to connect students to skills, resources, and opportunities for success in school and in life.
“Dallas cannot fulfill its potential as a city of innovation if we have communities left out of the technology revolution,” said Jennifer Sanders, Co-Founder and Executive Director, DIA. “Our Digital Ambassador program is a direct response to the needs of our communities and will help us provide support on-the-ground and via phone, text and web, for the members who are at risk of falling behind in an increasingly digital world.”