Join us for Arizona's Grand Canyon-sized broadband vision to connect and engage

Imagine an Arizona where every person is engaged and is an active participant in shaping the future of the communities in which they reside. COVID-19 has only sharpened focus on the need for a statewide, integrated vision to support Arizona’s broadband needs through 2030. 

There are as many as 1 million Arizonans who are unconnected or under-connected to schools, jobs, and healthcare. The impact of connectivity extends to Arizona’s overall economy and to the social fabric of the Grand Canyon State.

As Arizona imagines its future in 2030, we are inspired by our uncommon commitment to collaborate on the things that really matter. It has become apparent that broadband really matters.

Better. Together.

The Institute for Digital Progress, Arizona State University, Arizona Commerce Authority, and the Sun Corridor Network have brought together an unprecedented coalition of civic and business leaders, along with technologists, educators, and grassroots activists to collectively address and commit to overcoming major challenges on behalf of all Arizonans. 

Lighting up the future digital equity initiative
Lighting up the future digital equity initiative
Lighting up the future digital equity initiative
Lighting up the future digital equity initiative
Lighting up the future digital equity initiative
Lighting up the future digital equity initiative
Lighting up the future digital equity initiative

Our Big, Bold idea

Imagine an Arizona where every person is engaged and is an active participant in shaping the future of the communities in which they reside. COVID-19 has only sharpened focus on the need for a statewide, integrated vision to support Arizona’s broadband needs through 2030. 

There are as many as 1 million Arizonans who are unconnected or under-connected to schools, jobs, and healthcare. The impact of connectivity extends to Arizona’s overall economy and to the social fabric of the Grand Canyon State.

As Arizona imagines its future in 2030, we are inspired by our uncommon commitment to collaborate on the things that really matter. It has become apparent that broadband really matters.

Key Steps

  • Deploy world-class broadband network everywhere in AZ.
  • Connect every Arizonan to broadband.
  • Leverage the ideas + passion of Arizonans on using broadband to improve delivery of essential services 
  • Create new opportunities for every Arizonan to participate in the growth of the broadband economy to 2030 and beyond.

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Get Involved: Lighting Up the Future Event Series

The Availability Gap

June 7, 2021

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Mirroring the national trend, Arizona’s broadband is unevenly distributed. What can we do as changemakers to increase access to broadband and close this gap?

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The Adoption Gap

June 21, 2021

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There are millions of Arizonans who have broadband available to them but who have not adopted broadband in their homes. What can we do as changemakers to increase adoption and close this gap?

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The Utilization Gap

July 12, 2021

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Digital platforms are needed to improve essential services and help achieve digital equity. What can we do as changemakers to increase utilization of broadband and digital platforms and close this gap?

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