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Comcast Launches 35 Community WIFI “Lift Zones” Across Utah (3/23/2021) Salt Lake City, UT – Comcast Corporation today announced plans with Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and Ogden City Mayor Mike Caldwell to equip 35 locations throughout Utah with free WiFi-connected “Lift Zones,” or public WiFi hot spots, by the end of 2021.

Newly-established Innovation Team gets to work modernizing City processes and systems (2/24/2021) SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City’s first-ever Innovation Team is up and running, working to make the City more efficient, nimble and cohesive. The Mayor’s Digital Equity efforts and initiatives will be a priority for the team, including strengthening our community partnerships, public Wi-Fi in public spaces and educational support through our expanded Youth and Family Services programs including the recent addition of a Fairpark youth and adult learning center, which will open this spring.

Digital Equity: A Community Conversation (10/1/2020) To celebrate Digital Inclusion Week, the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office and the Salt Lake City Public Library teamed up to present “Digital Equity: A Community Conversation” on October 1, 2020 via Zoom and the Salt Lake City Government Facebook page. Watch the video here.

Mayor Mendenhall Proposes Increased Funding for Youth City Programming (8/25/2020) SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall is proposing an increase of support for YouthCity programs in an effort to level the playing field for many city families by filling the childcare, educational, and social service gaps created by COVID-19. The mayor’s proposal to increase the budget of Youth and Family Services by $1.6 million would allow the program to stand up an additional location, expand hours, and add programs to meet the increased needs of the community. 

Mayor Mendenhall Announces Expanded Digital Equity Efforts in Rose Park, Glendale (8/24/2020) SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City’s digital equity efforts are continuing to grow in the city’s west side neighborhoods as Mayor Erin Mendenhall today announced the expansion of City Connect Wi-Fi to the Sorenson Unity Center, and the extension of the Rose Park Connect. Watch a recording of the press conference here.

Mayor Mendenhall Proposes Budget to Equitably Address Community COVID Needs (8/19/2020) Mayor Erin Mendenhall announced six budget proposals aimed at developing a more equitable short- and long-term COVID recovery in the city. These proposals, which are now before the Salt Lake City Council for approval, include measures aimed at supporting community health needs, broadening digital equity, assisting diverse entrepreneurship and studying the feasibility of impact investments aimed at broadening equity and diversity in industries poised to bolster long-term economic recovery in Salt Lake City. 

Pilot Program Offers Access To Internet, Computers for Rose Park Residents (8/4/2020) SALT LAKE CITY – Rose Park residents looking for Wi-Fi or computer access can now access it through Salt Lake City’s new pilot program, Rose Park Connect.