What is Digital Equity?
There are four components to achieving digital equity: internet, devices, applications and digital skills. These components are the centerpiece of Louisiana's digital equity plan, which the federal government has given the state nearly $1 million to complete this plan through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
ConnectLA is working to make digital equity a reality in Louisiana. From broadband expansion to digital literacy trainings to job creation, our digital equity plan seeks to close the gap in access that exists in this state and make Louisiana a model of workforce engagement for the rest of the country.
According to EducationSuperHighway, Louisiana currently ranks first in the country in number of households enrolled in the federal government's Affordable Connectivity Program per capita. The National Digital Inclusion Alliance's Digital Equity Index also ranks Louisiana sixth in the country in how well our state government and local governments are addressing digital equity.
Digital Equity Resources