Please contact me (terrance[dot]jackson17[at sign]gmail[dot]com) if you are interested in helping to bring the Digital Stewards program to New Rochelle.
We are The Digital Stewards!
“The Digital Stewards are young adults who unlock the world of technology through self-discovery, problem solving, and creative critical thinking. We bridge the digital divide using a diverse set of technology and media skills, empowering young people’s dreams and creating new levels of success.”
We are a group of young adults who install, maintain, and promote the Red Hook Initiative Wifi network. Our main aim is to do outreach within the community, create partnerships with businesses and non-profit organizations relating to the network, identify possible installation sites to place routers and antennas on. We are hoping to create a safe, digital environment that’s beneficial to the community while maintaining digital infrastructure and justice. We are also available for hire for home network problems and computer fixes.
On October 6, 2016, an unprecedented $750 million plan to launch an ultra-fast internet service in Westchester County’s four largest cities (Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, White Plains and Yonkers) was unveiled as one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects since opening the Tappan Zee Bridge and Metro-North railroad.
“What we’re learning is that digital infrastructure can be every bit as important (as roads and bridges),” New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson said. “As we come to rely on high-speed access to information – whether we are business, whether we are medical providers or whether we are residents – that kind of high-speed access is not going to be a luxury, it is going to be a requirement.”
Underrepresented groups need to participate in this plan.
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