Chicago Universities to Advance Broadband Equity Through $3.25 Million Grant

Chicago State University announced that it has received $3.25 million to lead an Illinois Innovation Network project featuring Northeastern Illinois University, the University of Illinois Chicago and Northern Illinois University that will tackle the digital disparity in communities that have endured historic segregation and disinvestment. The program, named Advancing Broadband Equity through Learning Intermediaries in the Neighborhoods of Chicago (ABE-LINC), will expand broadband, distribute laptops and improve digital literacy through navigators conducting community outreach and training.

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