UNITED TO BRIDGE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
We seek to advance digital equity and inclusion in Door County by improving access to the internet, devices, digital skills training, and tech support for households faced with barriers. The internet is no longer a luxury but a necessity to connect students, workers, and families with the resources they need to succeed in the world. Whether its gaining education, accessing healthcare, managing finances, growing careers, or connecting with family and friends, we know that those impacted by the digital divide do not have the same opportunity to participate in society.
WHY IT MATTERS
- 1,844 households in the Door County are not able to use broadband home internet
- 806 households in Door County have no computer at home
- 65% of households that do not subscribe to broadband in Wisconsin face a cost burden
- The following populations are most at risk of being left behind: Adults 60+, veterans, those with disabilities, members of a racial or ethnic minority group, rural residents, individuals with a language barrier, ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) households, and incarcerated individuals
WHAT WE WILL ACHIEVE
We will ensure digital equity & inclusion for all Door County community members. Community members will have the resources they need to access the internet in an affordable way that meets their needs.
- Broadband Access – increase the number of reliable and affordable internet service connections.
- Devices – increase supply of high-quality, cost-efficient devices.
- Digital Skills Training – increase training for usage of devices.
- Tech Support – increase tech support to assist residents with device issues.
To find out if you qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), click the button below.
Click on an ACP guide below to learn more about this program. These guides provide the same overview as the above Affordable Connectivity Program button, but they are in print format.
También puede encontrar la guía del programa a continuación en varios idiomas.
If you would like step-by-step instructions to walk you through the ACP application process, click the button below.
Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Internet service providers offer a variety of discounted internet service options, based on your eligibility. The Wisconsin Internet Discounter Finder can search these resources and provide a list of options available to you.
The Lifeline program provides low-income Wisconsin residents affordable access to essential telecommunications services by discounting the cost of phone, cell, and internet services.
PCs for People
PCs for People provides refurbished computers to eligible customers for affordable prices. We also provide low-cost high-speed internet solutions. Through computers, internet, digital skills training, and technical support, we work to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their full potential through digital technology.
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Wisconsin Internet Self-Report Survey (WISER)
Tell us about your broadband experience. Wisconsin Internet Self-Report (WISER) is an internet survey and speed test that will be used to advise Wisconsin’s broadband planning efforts. Everyone is encouraged to take the survey and help us create a better broadband map. You may take the survey multiple times to report on additional locations, connections or to take an updated speed test. WISER will serve as a long-standing tool to track broadband service over time. Contact the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to learn more!