Digital Durham

Digital Equity Plan for Durham

Digital Equity is a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy and economy. Digital Equity is necessary for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential services.

Guiding Principle

Bridge the digital divide for all people in the city and county of Durham, NC.


All people who live, work, and socialize in the city and county of Durham, NC have access to digital skills training and technology to support their goals.

Expand Broadband

Expand Broadband access and adoption

  • Make data regarding existing Broadband infrastructure available and accessible

  • Increase the areas that have Broadband connectivity

  • Increase adoption of Broadband through outreach

  • Advocate for policies that will increase Broadband infrastructure, access, and adoption

Internet Enabled Devices

Increase the number of people who have a device that allows them to participate fully online

  • Increase the community‚Äôs opportunity for free or low cost devices

  • Expand device ownership in the community

  • Provide support for computer devices

Digital Literacy and Training

Increase digital knowledge and skills among all groups in the community to encourage lifelong learning

  • Develop an adaptive framework for a digital skills and literacy continuum

  • Increase access to digital learning opportunities

  • Provide ongoing support and infrastructure for digital learning

Implement & Assess

Implement and assess the outcomes of the Digital Equity Plan

  • Implement operational structures for the Plan

  • Develop assessment mechanisms for the Plan

  • Secure funding for implementing the Plan

  • Promote partner collaborations and accomplishments