Almost 100,000 people in the heart of Silicon Valley do not have access to the internet at home, limiting their educational, economic and civic engagement opportunities. In some low-income communities, nearly half the population lacks connectivity. Mayor Sam Liccardo is leading the charge to make San Jose the first city in the country to close the digital divide.
In this episode, Gina Dalma, SVCF's Senior Vice President of Public Policy, speaks with Mayor Liccardo. Listen as they share San Jose's plan to bring universal connectivity to 50,000 households in the next ten years and discuss philanthropy's role in the Digital Inclusion Fund.
In our Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and we look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.
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