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KANSAS CITY’S 
OPPORTUNITY TO 
CREATE A 
MODEL FOR REGIONAL 
DIGITAL INCLUSION 
Angela Siefer 
10-17-2014
THE 
QUESTION 
Is Google’s 
model leaving 
behind poor 
and
THE STORY 
The rollout of Google 
Fiber in Kansas City 
has drawn attention 
and resources to the 
issue of digital 
inclu...
You Have 
1. Kansas City Digital Inclusion 
Fund 
2. Library Leadership 
3. This Summit 
4. This Coalition
Opportunity to 
create a 
sustainable 
regional digital 
inclusion 
coalition.
Opportunity to 
empower 
Kansas Citians 
through 
technology.
Angela’s Personal Digital Inclusion Timeline 
1990’ 
s 
Community 
Technology Centers 
created at the 
grassroots level 
a...
Angela’s Personal Digital Inclusion Timeline 
1996 
Creation of the 
Coalition to Access 
Technology and 
Networking in 
T...
CATNeT 
Our objectives are to help low 
income citizens and community 
based organizations get access to 
computers, compu...
Angela’s Personal Digital Inclusion Timeline 
2000 
Angela becomes 
director of the Ohio 
Community 
Computing Network
Angela’s Personal Digital Inclusion Timeline 
Early 2000’s 
Federal funding, 
multiple regional 
networks, national 
netwo...
Angela’s Personal Digital Inclusion Timeline 
2009 
Federal grants 
announced for 
broadband 
infrastructure, public 
comp...
Angela’s Personal Digital Inclusion Timeline 
2013 
Last of the federal 
grants wrap up except 
for state broadband 
initi...
Angela’s Personal Digital Inclusion Timeline 
2014 
Momentum!
Philadelphia 
City of Philadelphia funding 
City operated Keyspots. 
City of Philadelphia funding 
10 other Keyspots at ...
Minneapolis - TLC 
Shares best practices 
Advocates 
Promotes collaborative 
efforts
Bay Area 
Resources 
Curriculum 
Management 
Outreach 
Research and Evaluation
California 
Advanced Services 
Fund – 
Rural and Urban 
Regional 
Broadband
California 
Rural and Urban Regional 
Broadband Consortia covers 
activities such as stakeholder 
engagement, local planni...
The Smart Chicago Collaborative 
is a civic organization devoted to 
improving lives in Chicago through 
technology. We fo...
Chicago 
Smart Chicago Collaborative 
Funders
Seattle 
Information Technology 
Indicators 
Residential use of cable TV 
Broadband adoption 
Uses – Health, Work, 
Edu...
City 
sponsored: 
Seattle Minneapoli 
s 
Austin Chicago Philadelph 
ia 
Public 
Statements x x x x 
Access & Use 
Surveys ...
Internet 
Use of Information 
Opportunity for Individuals 
Benefits the Rest of Society
Kansas City Digital Inclusion Summit 2014 Keynote
Kansas City Digital Inclusion Summit 2014 Keynote
Kansas City Digital Inclusion Summit 2014 Keynote
Kansas City Digital Inclusion Summit 2014 Keynote
Kansas City Digital Inclusion Summit 2014 Keynote
Kansas City Digital Inclusion Summit 2014 Keynote
Kansas City Digital Inclusion Summit 2014 Keynote
Kansas City Digital Inclusion Summit 2014 Keynote
Kansas City Digital Inclusion Summit 2014 Keynote
Kansas City Digital Inclusion Summit 2014 Keynote
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Kansas City Digital Inclusion Summit 2014 Keynote

  1. 1. KANSAS CITY’S OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE A MODEL FOR REGIONAL DIGITAL INCLUSION Angela Siefer 10-17-2014
  2. 2. THE QUESTION Is Google’s model leaving behind poor and
  3. 3. THE STORY The rollout of Google Fiber in Kansas City has drawn attention and resources to the issue of digital inclusion
  4. 4. You Have 1. Kansas City Digital Inclusion Fund 2. Library Leadership 3. This Summit 4. This Coalition
  5. 5. Opportunity to create a sustainable regional digital inclusion coalition.
  6. 6. Opportunity to empower Kansas Citians through technology.
  7. 7. Angela’s Personal Digital Inclusion Timeline 1990’ s Community Technology Centers created at the grassroots level around the country.
  8. 8. Angela’s Personal Digital Inclusion Timeline 1996 Creation of the Coalition to Access Technology and Networking in Toledo (CATNeT)
  9. 9. CATNeT Our objectives are to help low income citizens and community based organizations get access to computers, computer software, local networking, and Internet connections; and to get access to the training and technical assistance necessary to use the technology effectively.
  10. 10. Angela’s Personal Digital Inclusion Timeline 2000 Angela becomes director of the Ohio Community Computing Network
  11. 11. Angela’s Personal Digital Inclusion Timeline Early 2000’s Federal funding, multiple regional networks, national network
  12. 12. Angela’s Personal Digital Inclusion Timeline 2009 Federal grants announced for broadband infrastructure, public computing centers and broadband adoption
  13. 13. Angela’s Personal Digital Inclusion Timeline 2013 Last of the federal grants wrap up except for state broadband initiatives which will end 1-31-14
  14. 14. Angela’s Personal Digital Inclusion Timeline 2014 Momentum!
  15. 15. Philadelphia City of Philadelphia funding City operated Keyspots. City of Philadelphia funding 10 other Keyspots at $12K each. 60 of 80 original Keyspots in operation.
  16. 16. Minneapolis - TLC Shares best practices Advocates Promotes collaborative efforts
  17. 17. Bay Area Resources Curriculum Management Outreach Research and Evaluation
  18. 18. California Advanced Services Fund – Rural and Urban Regional Broadband
  19. 19. California Rural and Urban Regional Broadband Consortia covers activities such as stakeholder engagement, local planning, data gathering, and knowledge sharing.
  20. 20. The Smart Chicago Collaborative is a civic organization devoted to improving lives in Chicago through technology. We focus on access to the internet, skills for those using the internet, and data & applications that can make lives better for all who use the internet.
  21. 21. Chicago Smart Chicago Collaborative Funders
  22. 22. Seattle Information Technology Indicators Residential use of cable TV Broadband adoption Uses – Health, Work, Education, Finance, Civic Engagement Barriers to Broadband Adoption
  23. 23. City sponsored: Seattle Minneapoli s Austin Chicago Philadelph ia Public Statements x x x x Access & Use Surveys x x x University of IL at Chicago x Staff x x x Dedicated Digital Inclusion Funding x x x x Involvement in City-wide Digital x x x x
  24. 24. Internet Use of Information Opportunity for Individuals Benefits the Rest of Society

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