Salt Lake City has adopted a Digital Equity Policy to address the digital divide in our community. The digital divide refers to the gap between those who have access to technology and those who do not. This digital divide disproportionately affects people of color, people with low incomes, people with disabilities, and older adults. The City aims to provide affordable internet access, devices, digital literacy training, technical support, and relevant online content to all residents.
Digital Equity Policy
Salt Lake City’s Digital Equity Policy was adopted on September 1, 2020 to address the imbalances related to digital equity. The Salt Lake City Innovation Team manages the Mayor’s Digital Equity initiatives.
SLC defines Digital Equity as: Providing reasonable resources to ensure that all individuals and communities, including the most disadvantaged, have access to and use of information and communication technologies.
Salt Lake City is doing this through a program known as City Connect which activates public wifi hotspots in community centers and parks throughout the City and providing surplus computers to low-income students and families.
Free WIFI Locations
|Sorenson Unity Center
|1383 S 900 W
|Liberty Park Youth City Center
|900 S 700 E
|233 N Canyon Road
|1040 E Sugarmont Dr
|451 S State Street
SLC Computers for the Community Program
This program seeks to bridge the technology gap in underserved communities, increase digital literacy, improve student achievement, and reduce the City’s electronic waste output by donating the City’s surplus computers to the community.
Check out the SLC Computers for the Community Program page and for information on how to apply.
Electronic waste, or e-waste, contains toxic compounds such as lead and mercury, and therefore should not be disposed of in your regular garbage containers. Salt Lake City’s Call 2 Haul Program will responsibility recycle old electronics.
For more information on Call 2 Haul click here.
Community & Digital Resources
A list of resources to help SLC families get and stay connected can be found here.
National Digital Inclusion Alliance
National League of Cities
Salt Lake City