Digital Inclusion

Resources

Broadband Data Validation and Demand Aggregation Survey

A resource to map and validate broadband access and quality as well as document indicators that justify broadband demand (telework, home businesses, children at home, etc.). This resource is included as part of the Comprehensive Digital Inclusion Plan and the Broadband Planning Technical Assistance.

Audience: homes and organizations
Deliverable(s): survey report
Duration: 2-3 months
Format: virtual


Broadband Planning and Adoption Tool

Online tool to help communities in their broadband infrastructure planning. The tool provides broadband footprint as well as socioeconomic indicators that augment or undermine technology adoption. This resource is included in the Comprehensive Digital Inclusion Plan and the Broadband Planning Technical Assistance.

Audience: Census tracts
Deliverable(s): interactive online map
Duration: 2-3 months
Format: virtual


Digital Economy Analysis

A resource to understand digital economy trends. These trends look at urban versus rural differences (if the analysis is regional) among 52-industries labeled as part of the digital economy. The analysis also looks at the share of jobs that require low, medium, or high digital skills as well as a snapshot of the gig economy. This resource is included in the Comprehensive Digital Inclusion Plan.

Audience: communities and regions
Deliverable(s): analysis report
Duration: 2-3 months
Format: virtual


Individual Digital Capital Survey

This resource gauges the level of digital capital among adults in your community providing valuable planning and strategic information of the areas that need to be addressed to ensure your community is digitally inclusive.

Audience: homes
Deliverable(s): survey report
Duration: 2-3 months
Format: virtual


Homework Gap Analysis

Map and document areas where a homework gap may exist using primarily publicly available datasets. The homework gap refers to school-aged children that do not have access to the internet or devices at home. This resource informs the Comprehensive Digital Inclusion Plan, the Intelligent Community Action Plan, and the Broadband Planning Technical Assistance.

Audience: counties/regions/states
Deliverable(s): analysis report
Duration: 2-3 months
Format: virtual


Manufacturing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Adoption Survey

A resource documenting the level of AI adoption among manufacturers, its impact, and barriers faced by non-adopters. Survey results increase awareness, identify barriers and opportunities and help inform local and regional workforce development and talent attraction efforts. This resource is included in the Comprehensive Digital Inclusion Plan.

Audience: organizations and workers
Deliverable(s): survey report
Duration: 2-3 months
Format: virtual


Remote Work and e-Learning Vulnerability Data

Online tool to better understand vulnerable neighborhoods to social distancing and mitigation strategies due to poor connectivity and/or a larger share of their workforce employed in non-remote work-friendly industries and occupations. This resource informs the Comprehensive Digital Inclusion Plan, the Intelligent Community Action Plan, and the Broadband Planning Technical Assistance.

Audience: tracts/counties/regions/states
Deliverable(s): interactive online map
Duration: N/A
Format: virtual
Availability: Through Rural Indiana Stats (Indiana audience) and Remote Work article (national audience)


Remote Work Readiness and Opportunities Survey

A resource to gauge the level of remote work readiness among organizations and workers as well as document opportunities (e.g., local employers seeking remote workers). Survey results increase awareness, identify barriers and opportunities, and help inform local and regional workforce development and talent attraction efforts. This resource is included in the Comprehensive Digital Inclusion Plan.

Audience: organizations and workers
Deliverable(s): survey report
Duration: 2-3 months
Format: virtual


State of Broadband Reports

A resource to gauge the overall connectivity landscape in a community, including the broadband footprint in the area, providers listed in federal datasets, population (including children), households, and business broadband gaps as well as digital economy trends.

Audience: communities/regions
Deliverable(s): report
Duration: 5-6 months
Format: virtual

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