About Internet for Dallas

Internet for Dallas wants to see all households in Dallas County have high-speed, reliable internet and access to devices in their homes.

About

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.

Milestone #1 is to get every K-16 student connected to high-speed broadband in their homes by January 2021.

We're also a helpful resource for students and families to learn how to:

  • Access free and discounted service and devices.
  • Advocate for the service and speed you need for online learning.
  • Identify the best internet connectivity solutions for your home.

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.

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The Internet for All Coalition includes:

The Dallas Innovation Alliance, Dallas Regional Chamber, City of Dallas, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, The Commit Partnership, The Meadows Foundation, The Concilio Group, Commissioner Daniel, Edwin Robinson—Community Leader, Margo McClinton Stoglin—Concord Church, Deputy City Manager—Grand Prairie, Steve Dye; Kenshel Penny—Chief Information Officer for the city of Grand Prairie, Councilmember Resendez and Council Liaison Penny Anderly, Ria Narsiah—Community Volunteer, Vickery Meadow, Bachman Lake Together, Texas 2036, Educate Texas, Dallas College (formerly DCCCD), Arlington ISD, Dallas ISD, Denton ISD, DeSoto ISD, Garland ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, Irving ISD, Lancaster ISD, Plano ISD, Richardson ISD, and Region 10