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Welcome and Introduction
Digital Divide in Roxbury/Jamaica Plain
Please post questions and comments in the chat!
Next Steps-take the survey, stay in touch!
Confirm survey plan and practice survey communication
Refresh ourselves on purpose of Digital Equity Survey
Climate Resilience and Clean Energy
According to this Census data 27.1% of “Columbus Ave Corridor” households do not have a computer.
According to this Census data 15.5% of “Columbus Ave Corridor” households are solely reliant on a smartphone for internet access.
According to this Census data 39% of “Columbus Ave Corridor” households do not have access to the internet.
The Columbus Ave Corridor experiences substantially higher levels of digital divide issues than Boston as a whole.
1542 Columbus Ave Roxbury, MA 02119
Divide into teams of 2-3 persons
Assign an area to each team(out of 5)
Pass out maps and address lists for area
Keep track of the houses/blocks you visited
Each team gets a tablet
Show how survey software works
Additional Info to give out
Survey Flyer (if not taking survey at the moment)
EBB and other programs
Hi, my name is _______, and I am representing Urban Edge, a community development corporation here in Roxbury. We are working to improve the digital divide in our neighborhood, and want to hear what challenges our neighbors might be facing with getting on the Internet, buying computers, or using those tools.
Do you have a few minutes to take a survey for us? Each survey is entered into a raffle, and 20 people will win $100.
I aint got time for that! (slams door)
How long will this take?
What do I win?
Sure, come on inside!
I cant do it now, can I do it some other time?
How will I get the raffle prize if I win?
Comcast gives me free WIFI!
Who is Urban Edge?