We know that the key barriers to digital equity include income and affordability of service. But we also know there are rural areas where access is not available at any cost. This includes residents in parts of Sale Creek, Birchwood and Harrison who are outside the footprint EPB can legally serve, who did not have high speed home access well before the pandemic hit. In order to ensure every student is able to learn from home, HCS EdConnect has provided nearly 500 4G hotspots with unlimited data to families living in north Hamilton County. In our community, regardless of income or address, all students can access remote learning. That’s true digital equity.

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