Finance and Innovation Goal 3: Provide high-speed digital access to underserved communities

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Low-cost connectivity

FI-3.1: Support incentives for wireline connections to all homes in region with access to low-cost options for connectivity

Most climate action and energy efficiency programs require online connections to the home in order to participate in and benefit from the savings associated with the program. Additionally, engagement and information is often handled, at least in part, in online platforms and through online requests for feedback.

By ensuring that all homes have wired high-speed internet access, we can increase access to and participation in consumer-level climate action strategies.

Equity considerations/opportunities

Internet access is quickly becoming as much a basic need as electricity and water. Prioritizing communities with no connections will increase access to basic savings programs.

  • Mitigation
  • Adaptation