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Mayor Sarno joined with Massachusetts Broadband Institute at MassTech for Digital Equity Partnerships Program Event

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined with the Massachusetts Broadband Institute at MassTech for a special Digital Equity Partnership Program event at The Tech Foundry on Thursday, April 27th. The program featured a panel discussion with the first round of grantees under the Commonwealth’s Digital Equity Partnerships Program, a new initiative aimed at enabling organizations with strong connections to individuals and households that face barriers to accessing or using the internet implement high impact projects designed to mitigate those barriers and close the digital divide.

The event featured remarks from Economic Development Secretary Yvonne Hao, Mass Mutual Financial Group President & CEO Roger Crandall, Baystate Health Vice President Frank Robinson, Tech Goes Home Chief Advocacy Officer Marvin Venay, and Vinfen Chief Strategy Officer Kim Shellenberger.  State Senators Adam Gomez and Jacob Oliveira were also in atttendance.   

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “I want to thank Governor Maura Healey and her administration, and the Massachusetts Broadband Institute at Mass Tech for their efforts and commitment to helping to connect more individuals to the internet and close the digital divide many residents experience.  My administration is proud to support the Commonwealth’s Digital Equity Partnership Program, a new initiative from the Massachusetts Broadband Institute at MassTech, which aims to assist community partners and organizations so that they can connect with residents and households through digital equity projects that will work to eliminate and mitigate the barriers faced in accessing digital equity and help close the digital divide.  Access to affordable and reliable internet is essential for our residents and achieving this goal will not only enhance the quality of life for many but will also help advance vital economic development projects and educational initiatives not only here in Springfield but across the Commonwealth.” 

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