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City Launches Bridging the Digital Divide Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced our community to stay home more often.

For some, this has created barriers to access and connectivity. The City of Boulder is committed to ensuring that our entire community has access to the tools they need to stay connected during the pandemic. 

For this reason, Boulder Public Library and the city’s Housing and Human Services Department have partnered to create the Bridging The Digital Divide program. This program is funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) and aims to expand access to communication as a result of public health orders related to COVID-19.   

Community members who have a need for internet, devices or other technology as a result of COVID-19 and live within the City of Boulder may be eligible for this program. The program is free through 2020 and is specifically geared toward adults age 55+ and K-12 children who have been impacted by COVID-19.  

Devices are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis and can be picked up at the Main Library at 1001 Arapahoe Avenue on Oct. 22 from 9:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Oct. 23 from 12:15 - 4:30 p.m. and Oct. 24 from 12:15 - 4:30 p.m.   

Boulder residents interested in more information about this program, including help setting up devices and additional distribution options, can call 303-441-4388 (adults age 55+) or 303-218-8562 (families with school-age children). The city, in partnership with health officials, will continue to monitor and provide updates on COVID-19. Visit bouldercolorado.gov/coronavirus for the latest information.  

Media Contacts: 
Eden Bailey, Older Adult Services, 303-441-4439
Aimee Schumm, Boulder Public Library, 303-441-4103
Julie Causa, Media Relations, 719-396-1733  

Published: Oct. 15, 2020