The Digital Identity program will allow customers to prove who they are online. This means greater access to government services for customers with a disability, time poor customers or customers who live in rural or remote areas and would otherwise struggle to get to a Service NSW centre.
Minutes and agendas let residents know what elected officials plan to discuss, what decisions they made, and how residents can be involved in those decisions — the type of information many people expect nowadays to find online.
Policymakers need information about affordability, reliability, and inequities in access to make sound decisions about broadband investments for their communities. Lack of broadband access disproportionately impacts individuals and families of colour and those whose incomes are below the federal poverty threshold.
A Federal Communications Commission initiative designed to increase access to high-speed internet recently hit a major milestone. The $14.2 billion program was created by President Joe Biden’s infrastructure law, replacing a broadband affordability program called the Emergency Broadband Benefit. The program allows low-income households to receive discounts of up to $30 per month on their internet service bills and for households on tribal lands to receive discounts of up to $75 per month.