Miami Connected, launched in the spring of 2021, is a collaborative initiative led by Achieve Miami and The Miami Foundation with a bold vision to make Miami the most technologically inclusive community in the United States. Born out of the urgent need during the COVID-19 crisis, when hundreds of thousands of children faced the digital divide, Miami Connected works hard to bring free broadband connectivity, digital literacy, and technology career opportunities to over 100,000 students and families in Miami-Dade County.
Helped 53,016 families get connected with at-home broadband internet service.
Provided 2,895 families with hands-on support on how to get connected with internet service and devices.
Provided digital literacy instruction to 130 families, and awarded grant funding to expand services.
We have been learning from partners and community members to inform our strategy in the coming year.
We embarked on the development of a countywide broadband plan to draw down and deploy federal funding.