Internet for Dallas is part of the Internet for All Coalition, working to ensure every student in Dallas County, grades K through college, gains access to high-speed broadband internet in their homes.
High-speed internet in the home has been a growing necessity, even more urgent now as COVID-19 continues to disrupt education. But across Dallas County, there are still many students and families with limited online access. An analysis of 2018 NAEP data by the Pew Research Center finds roughly 60% of 8th graders use the internet to complete their homework nearly every day. High-quality instruction and curriculum is dependent on high-speed broadband connections, whether in a virtual learning or hybrid model.
We're also a helpful resource for students and families to learn how to:
Collaborating to solve the connectivity challenge
Internet for All is a collaborative effort of 40+ leaders across the Dallas area, including those from our local school districts, Dallas College, the City of Dallas, the City of Grand Prairie, Region 10, faith-based organizations, Dallas County, and local funders and organizations. Co-led by Jack Kelanic, Dallas Independent School District’s chief technology officer, and Dottie Smith, president of The Commit Partnership, this group of volunteers has joined forces to solve the internet connectivity challenge.