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Title:Letter to the community: A Community Benefit Fund for Champaign-Urbana
Author(s):Alkalimat, Abdul
Digital Divide
Geographic Coverage:Champaign-Urbana
Abstract:UC2B, the Urbana Champaign Big Broadband project, plans to help our community more than just putting pipes in the ground or to our houses. We passed a community benefit fund resolution. Here are excerpts: A POLICY TO ACHIEVE DIGITAL EQUALITY The Policy Board hereby establishes a goal to achieved digital equality for all people in the UC2B service area, and adopts the following objectives to achieve the goal.... The Policy Board will convene an annual meeting of anchor social institutions to discuss the above report and set general goals for overcoming the digital divide. This meeting will be open to the public and scheduled as a regular meeting of all UC2B committees. The Policy Board sets a goal to allocate 5% of its annual revenue and no less than 2% to a community benefit fund as o line item in the budget. Money from this fund will be dedicated to overcoming the digital divide...
Issue Date:2012
Citation Info:Alkalimat, A. Letter to the community: A Community Benefit Fund for Champaign-Urbana. Community Informatics Lab Notes (University of Illinois School of Information Sciences) 15. Available at 4215I 37
Series/Report:Community Informatics Lab Notes 15
Genre:Technical Report
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-06-29

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