Closing the Digital Divide in Washington, DC
Tech Together is a values-led partnership between DC government, non-profit community, academia and industry working together to bridge the digital divide through access, training and opportunity.
Featured Initiative :
Community Internet Program
The Community Internet Program (CIP) allows any Internet Service Provider (ISP) free access to the roofs of DC-owned buildings, operated by the Department of General Services, to install service antennas if they commit to providing resident connectivity with high-speed connections (200 Mbps up/200 Mbps down or higher) at reduced or no cost to households eligible for the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
Tech Together Action Areas
Increase Access to Internet Service
Increase Access to Internet-enabled Devices & IT Support
Demystify Technology through Awareness, Training & Access to Opportunities
How Joining Tech Together
will benefit DC
Residents, businesses and nonprofits
Career and education pathways and opportunities to upskill
Increased earning power
Eliminating access to and cost of technology barriers to success
Trusted and respected connections to the tech industry
A diverse and supportive tech community
Greater diversity in the tech sector
A collaborative industry
An environment that supports innovation and entrepreneurship
Improved business processes
Enhanced community reputation
High performance culture
Workforce capacity and public service improvements
Access to quality training and professional development comparable to the private industry
Strong, reliable and resilient tech infrastructure
How to Join
Step 1. Fill out the Pledge Application
Step 2. Commit to the Elements of the Pledge
Step 3. Track Progress
Step 4. Become a TechTogether Leader
By taking the pledge, you or your organization is joining a community of partners that believes in, and is committing to, creating opportunity for everyone by reducing the barriers of tech and internet access.
The Pledge is a shared set of goals, benefits and principals that signal a new way of working together. The Pledge sets out action areas, commitments, resources and ways partners can support Bridging the Digital Divide.
Signing the pledge is voluntary and free to make.