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On December 7, 2018, the Minneapolis City Council directed staff to submit a final draft of Minneapolis 2040 to the Metropolitan Council for their review. That review is complete, and the Metropolitan Council is scheduled to consider Minneapolis 2040 for approval on September 25, 2019. Following approval from the Metropolitan Council, the Minneapolis City Council will take final action on Minneapolis 2040 on October 11, 2019, and the document will take effect on November 16, 2019.

POLICY 50

Access to Technology: Ensure residents have the technology tools and skills needed to fully participate in the economy and civic life.

It is important that individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy and economy. Digital Equity is necessary for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential services.

ACTION STEPS

The City will seek to accomplish the following action steps to ensure residents have the technology tools and skills needed to fully participate in the economy and civic life.

  1. Facilitate digital literacy and access to technological tools for residents to use in finding jobs, interacting with government and connecting with one another.
  2. Remove barriers to private development of citywide information infrastructure.
  3. Proactively ensure that all residents have equal access to information infrastructure.
  4. Continue to track the use and availability of technology tools.
  5. Establish strategy for ensuring every home has access to fiber optic internet.
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