(Graphic from p. 12 of the Hawai`i Digital Equity Plan)
From the Hawai`i Broadband and Digital Equity Office:
With the draft of the Hawai`i Digital Equity Plan now complete, Hawai`i residents are invited to provide their mana`o (thoughts) on the plan and recommendations during a 30-day Public Comment Period, which runs from Oct 2 - 31, 2023. You can share your thoughts through this brief online form.
"Digital equity" means that all Hawai`i's residents, keiki to kūpuna, have the information technology capacity -- devices, high-speed internet access, digital skills and technical support -- needed to participate fully in our society, democracy and economy, including civics, social and cultural activities, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential services.
The Digital Equity Plan was created to provide a roadmap for achieving digital equity for the nine "covered populations" which are:
How does this relate to Mr. K's? One way is ensuring that electronic devices and other equipment can be responsibly and accessibly disposed of, including through reuse and recycling. This can be done through Strategy 8, which prioritizes funding and investment policies such as recent e-waste legislation (Act 151), which provides Hawai`i with e-waste recycling at no cost.