According to the Council for a Strong America, there are nearly a million Ohioans without access to broadband internet at home. Ready Nation Council for a Strong America states that expanding access to high-speed internet will provide more equitable opportunities for learning and strengthen the future workforce. Computer and internet access are also required for businesses, commerce and the use of healthcare and other community services used by adults of all ages.
The Wisdom Collaborative is working to identify the digital gaps in Lake County and discover collaborative solutions that facilitate digital inclusion. Areas of need can include hardware (computers, cell phones, tablets), software (apps and platforms) and internet (WIFI, cellular) access.
If you have information about digital needs in Lake County, please let us know.