A Durham where everyone is equally engaged in the digital world.
When families are struggling to pay utility bills and put food on the table why should they be concerned about their access to Facebook and Snapchat? Isn’t the Internet a luxury?
While the Internet provides many diversions, it is becoming a necessity of daily life. Lack of access is a serious problem for many families in our community and it is inhibiting economic development in Durham County.
As a student, you might type your papers on a cracked cell phone because it is the only device with an Internet connection.
As an adult, you could line up to use the computers at the public library to apply for jobs and access healthcare information.
Or, you can join the crowd that hovers outside libraries after hours, connecting to the free WiFi from the sidewalk or parking lot.
As former President Obama said in July of 2015, “The Internet is not a luxury, it is a necessity.” We need to prepare our kids and our workers for an increasingly online environment. Digital Durham is working to make it easier for ALL of Durham residents to “get connected”.