Portland City Council unanimously adopted the Digital Equity Action Plan on April 6 after hearing heartfelt and powerful testimony on the need for digital equity from a diverse set of stakeholders. The Digital Equity Action Plan (DEAP) outlines a series of operational and policy proposals for public and private agencies, along with nonprofits, in Portland/Multnomah County to advance the cause of digital equity.
Since the adoption of the Digital Equity Action Plan (DEAP) in April 2016, the DEAP has garnered national attention. The 2016 National Digital Inclusion Summit praised the DEAP for its inclusive plan development process. In addition, the DEAP won the National Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) 2016 Community Broadband Strategic Plan of the year award, and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) recognized the DEAP as a Digital Inclusion Trailblazer.
- Digital Inclusion Network (DIN) members
- DEAP Implementation Timeline
- DEAP Evaluation/Assessment Tool
- Example Strategic Action Project Description Form
DEAP in the News
- Portland Says Google Decision Won’t Hinder Internet Access Agenda (December 2016)
- In Portland, the Path to Digital Equity: Building Inclusion from the Ground Up (December 2016)
- Digital Equity Planning in U.S. Cities (October 2016)
- Portland will levy ‘digital equity’ fee on Google Fiber (June 2016)