Cleveland Digital Justice Campaign: Questions for the candidates

As a candidate for Mayor or Member of City Council of the City of Cleveland, will you commit to propose and support the following measures to enable all Cleveland residents to become full digital citizens?

1. City funding of at least $1 million a year for neighborhood technology centers that

Provide basic digital literacy training for community residents, and

Help eligible households take advantage of existing discount Internet programs.

When: 2018 budget year or earlier.

2. Expansion of the City’s free public wifi network to provide Internet access to residents and neighborhood businesses throughout the city.

When: Within two years.

3. A City-owned, city-wide optical fiber broadband network to provide affordable, very fast Internet services to Cleveland homes and businesses — as a City utility service, a delivery option for new competitive private Internet providers, or both.

When: Within four years.

4. A new Cabinet-level executive position dedicated solely to leading City efforts to promote universal digital literacy and broadband Internet access, including the measures described in 1, 2 and 3.

When: 2018 budget year or earlier.

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