Digital Inclusion Week (DIW) is an annual week of action to elevate digital equity throughout the country.
Locally, the Garrett County Government Broadband team will be using this week to raise awareness around efforts to teach digital skills, increase access to connected devices, and address affordable internet. Also, the team will help community members learn more about emerging technologies, online safety, and related resources.
Please follow the Garrett Government on social media (on Facebook www.Facebook.com/GarrettCountyGovernment
and on Twitter @GCCommissioners) from October 2nd through the 6th to learn more and to help promote digital equity in Garrett County.
Ask Me Anything! With Garrett County Tech Gurus
Be sure to tune in on Facebook on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. to hear from local Garrett County tech gurus as part of an “Ask Me Anything! With Garrett County Tech Gurus” live stream.
If you have any questions about technology, digital trends, or how to navigate the ever-evolving tech landscape, please email the broadband team at [email protected]
by October 4, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. Then, a panel of seasoned tech experts from Garrett County will provide the audience with insightful answers, practical advice, and a deeper understanding of all things tech.
This week of celebration will showcase resources such as the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP); a program that provides a monthly benefit to qualifying US households to bring down the cost of broadband. Also, more information will be shared on the Computers for the People program offering free Chromebook laptops to qualifying Garrett County residents.
“Building Connected Communities is the theme for Digital Inclusion Week 2023,” said Cheryl DeBerry, Broadband and Energy Manager for the Garrett County Government. “Our participation serves as a tangible step in our local efforts to bridge the digital divide, ensuring equal access, and opportunities for everyone in our community."
This year marks the seventh annual Digital Inclusion Week. Please email [email protected]
with any questions.