Jennifer Sanders

How the Dallas Innovation Alliance Is Bridging the Digital Divide

Up to 42% of Dallas households lack a fixed connection to the internet. Without the tools and know-how to connect to the digital world, people can be left behind, especially in economically disadvantaged parts of the city. DIA is working to change that with its Digital Ambassador program.

Now, with help from the Dallas Foundation and Santander Consumer USA—and a $1 million grant from AT&T—DIA aims to get people not just connected, but thriving.
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Santander Consumer USA Invests $7M to Bridge Digital Divide in Dallas
by | Jan 18, 2022
Santander Consumer will partner with tech and community nonprofit Comp-U-Dopt to provide free high-speed Internet connectivity to up to 10,000 Dallas student households, along with free laptop computers, training, and support to eligible low-income residents. It's the first step in a two-year program to include several other cities, funded by a total of $35 million in grants from Dallas-based Santander Consumer's foundation.
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The NTXIA and Marketplace.city Announce Call for New Models to Accelerate Innovation
by | Jun 2, 2021
By helping the public sector unlock revenue sources, the NTXIA hopes to realize its mission: to create the most connected, smart, and resilient region in the U.S.
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South by Southwest
Here’s Which North Texans You Should Watch for at SXSW
The South by Southwest Conference and Festivals officially starts Friday, and though all the happenings are in Austin, there’ll be plenty of North Texas presence.
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Dallas Takes Step Closer in Becoming ‘Smart City’

by | Mar 28, 2017
The Dallas Innovation Alliance unveiled an interactive kiosk and other features in the first phase of its Smart Cities Living Lab on Monday.
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United Way Gives $205,000 Grant to DIA
by | Jun 17, 2016
The $205,000 grant to the Dallas Innovation Alliance will be used for 2016 operational expenses, outreach and research.
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Jennifer Sanders
Dallas Innovation Alliance Names Sanders Executive Director
by | Mar 29, 2016
Jennifer Sanders has been named the first executive director of the Dallas Innovation Alliance, the organization leading the Smart Cities effort in Dallas.
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