The Division of Broadband and Digital Equity created this first-of-its-kind Digital Inclusion Plan Template and Guide to help communities create digital inclusion plans to reduce the digital divide and prioritize digital equity for their residents.
Digital equity is achieved when individuals have digital literacy skills, access to affordable and reliable high-speed internet service and a device to access and fully use the internet and the ability to fully participate in society, democracy and economy.
The Digital Inclusion Plan Template and Guide aims to assist communities by simplifying the process of creating a digital inclusion plan and expediting the implementation of digital inclusion activities. It includes a template with recommended structure and categories for consideration as well as a guide with questions and tips to help community members create and customize the plan.
The resource was created in collaboration with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Broadband USA program, which promotes innovation and economic growth by supporting efforts to expand broadband access and meaningful use across America.
Download the Digital Inclusion Plan Template and Guide below to fill out while you're planning. Feel free to customize this plan for your community, but please do not reproduce, rebrand or modify the document under any other circumstances.