Another useful report from CIRA. But important to point out that this report is focused on philanthropic institutions, not government funders. While government funders can learn from this report, their ability to impact at scale is very different, and that is a very different conversation.
However, still useful.
"Why fund digital equity?
With many seeing online connectivity as an essential human right, digital equity is crucial to our society, economy and democracy. However, digital inequity has become a serious problem in communities across the country, as millions of Canadians lack even the basics required to connect. Markets and governments have especially failed Northern, rural and Indigenous communities, as well as numerous underserved populations where infrastructure and investment has not materialized in a meaningful way.