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Techquity’s Vision: To ensure the digital equity and inclusion of every resident in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington county.

 

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Greater Milwaukee Broadband Feasibility Study Bid

United Way’s Techquity initiative convenes the Milwaukee Broadband Partnership, which represents members of Greater Milwaukee’s governmental, commercial, healthcare, civic, and philanthropic sectors.

Together, the partnership is building a multi-modal approach to align new and existing internet providers into a comprehensive network focused on equity, accessibility, and affordability for metro Milwaukee residents.

In May 2022, United Way released a request for proposal (RFP) to commission a Broadband Feasibility Study on behalf of the Milwaukee Broadband Partnership.

The proposal submission window is now closed. United Way, along with members of the Milwaukee Broadband Partnership, are currently reviewing submitted proposals. Updates about the feasibility bid process will be published here as they become available.

Techquity is a collective impact initiative of United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County. Techquity’s vision is simple: To ensure the digital equity and inclusion of every resident in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington counties. Techquity pursues digital equity and inclusion for all via four strategies: Broadband, Devices, Skills, and Advocacy. Through community partnership, Techquity connects stakeholders from all sectors, including business, government, education, and social services, to promote digital equity and inclusion.

What your investment can do...

Provide a computer or tablet: $150
Average Techquity grant awarded to a nonprofit: $10,000
Provide internet access: $15 per month or $180 per year
Provide smartphone and data plan: $415 per year

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Our Work

  • Broadband: Ensuring all members of our community have access to affordable, fast, reliable broadband through Milwaukee Broadband Partnership. Learn more about becoming a member of the Milwaukee Broadband Partnership.
  • Devices: Ensuring all members of our community have access to the digital devices needed to flourish.
  • Skills & Literacy: Equipping our community with the digital skills, literacy, and vocational opportunities needed to participate and excel in the digital economy.
  • Advocacy: Using our collective voice to fight for the digital equity and inclusion of every member of our community.

 


Techquity Advisory Council

Learn more and apply to be part of this advisory council.

This group is comprised of the following local professionals and leaders with a focus on a diverse range of sectors and backgrounds:

Aziz Abdullah – INPOWER, Co-Founder
Blake Adams – Direct Supply, Staff Software Engineer
Shane Arnold – GE Healthcare, Sr. Staff Enterprise Cloud & Data Platform Architect
Kyle Ashley – Unite Us, Community Engagement Manager
David Berka – United Way, Project Manager: Data, Evaluation, & Resource Equity
Joanne Blaesing – Community Volunteer
Jane Durment – The Marcus Corporation - Retirees, Chief Information Officer Emeritus
Lynn Fyhrlund – Milwaukee County, Chief Information Officer
Jeff Hanson – Digital Bridge, Executive Director
Thami Hastings – PCs for People, Community Impact Manager
Keefe John – Ethoplex, CEO
Nadiyah Johnson – Jet Constellations & Milky Way Tech Hub, CEO & Founder
Tarik Moody – 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Director of Digital Strategy & Content Producer
Derek Riley – Milwaukee School of Engineering, Professor & Program Director, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Tim Schaefer – UW-Milwaukee, Executive in Residence and Lake Hill Advisors LLC, Managing Director
David Scurlock – In Your FACE Learning LLC, CEO & Founder
Jeremy Simon – United Way, Director, Government Relations & Advocacy

 

The Impact

To date, Techquity has funded over:

250

computers/tablets distributed

177000

dollars in Techquity grants

300

hotspots distributed

350

phones distributed

Thank you to our sponsors!

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 FroedtertHealth Johnson Controls logo

 

Interested in Sponsoring?
Contact David Berka via email, or by calling 414.263.8157.