AT&T donates $1 million to new Dallas Innovation Alliance program
“Connected Dallas” to increase digital inclusion and bridge the digital divide for 10,000 people
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 City of Dallas stakeholders, businesses, civic and other organizations, universities, and individuals who are committed to Dallas’ continued evolution as a forward-thinking, global city. innovative and “intelligent”. This contribution will allow DIA to target 10,000 community members with DIA’s new Digital Ambassador program, “Connected Dallas”, a 2-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 said Mylayna Albright, AVP, Corporate Social Responsibility at AT&T. “Disadvantaged neighborhoods have been particularly affected. AT&T is proud to continue working with DIA and supporting its new Digital Ambassador program to support more than 10,000 members of our community with digital inclusion education, training and connectivity.
“Dallas can’t realize its potential as a city of innovation if we have communities excluded from the tech revolution,” said Jennifer Sanders, co-founder and executive director of 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, to over 10,000 members who are at risk of falling behind in a increasingly digital world.”
“As we build our future in Dallas, it’s important for us to work together to bridge the digital divide in our historically underserved and neglected communities,” said Mayor Eric Johnson. “The Digital Ambassador program gives a significant boost to our efforts. Through this program, we can help support families in our city by providing access to the educational opportunities, training and other supports they need to succeed in the 21st century economy. »
AT&T is committing $2 billion from 2021-2023 to help bridge the digital divide through affordable broadband offerings for consumers and educational 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.
AT&T is committed to connecting more Americans to reliable high-speed Internet in several ways, including expanding and improving our network and participating in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
ACP provides eligible households with a benefit of up to $30 per month (up to $75 on eligible tribal lands) to reduce the cost of broadband service and can be applied to all of our AT&T Fiber speed tiers. After confirming your CPA eligibility, call us at 866-986-0963 to discuss your options and order service. Make sure you have your National Verifier App ID ready when you call.