The DEIC is a customizable interface of Civis’s digital equity models, publicly available internet usage data, and our own commercially available data on over 250M Americans to identify and describe where the need is, and what kind of digital help would be most valuable.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, not having the basic ability to get online and fully utilize digital tools has had a disproportionate impact on many individuals, families and small businesses. From healthcare to education to jobs, getting online is crucial to being able to fully participate in today’s digital world and thrive.
Though federal funding is available for broadband access, bridging the digital divide goes beyond just getting the infrastructure in place. Affordability and digital skills are also barriers to solving the digital inclusion dilemma. But with curated data and targeted outreach, organizations can help citizens take advantage of broadband programs.
To close the digital gap, organizations need to know who isn’t online. But even experts can’t agree on exactly how many Americans lack access to high-speed internet, so it’s difficult to really understand where help is needed the most. With unified data specific to digital equity, communities can clearly identify the digital divide in their community.
Data subscription and configurable tools built for helping address the digital divide—all delivered via the cloud-based, secure Civis platform.