BRPC is a pre-qualified consultant to provide services to municipalities participating in MBI’s Municipal Digital Equity Planning Program. The program is appropriate both for last-mile towns that have high-speed broadband to most residences as well as towns that do not yet have this service. The benefits of participating in the program include: • BRPC will organize and facilitate for the municipality an intensive short-term workshop/charrette (approximately 8 hours) and/or planning process (3-6 months) that engages local stakeholders in gathering information on the digital equity needs and issues facing the municipality with a focus on people most impacted by the pandemic. • BRPC will use the information gathered in collaboration with digital equity stakeholders to identify priorities, challenges, and solutions that address the digital equity divide in the municipality. The Municipal Digital Equity Planning Program will: • Guide decision-making and investments related to services and infrastructure that increase access, adoption, and usage of the internet for populations most impacted by the pandemic. • Prepare communities to submit grant proposals to existing or forthcoming state or federal opportunities related to solving the digital divide. Get full program details and apply HERE.