ABOUT NDIA

With Digital Equity, We All Win

Mission

National Digital Inclusion Alliance advances digital equity by supporting community programs and equipping policymakers to act. 

 

Vision

Everyone has the opportunity to use technology to live, learn, work, and thrive. 

 

NDIA occupies a unique role connecting organizations from across the country engaged with technology and broadband development issues. NDIA is committed to faithfully reflect the perspectives and interests of local digital inclusion practitioners and advocates while operating with a professional understanding of:

  • the historical and political landscapes in which our affiliates operate
  • the complexities of telecommunications regulation
  • the evolving technologies and tools involved
  • the evolving research and data shaping programs and policy strategies

How We Work

NDIA combines grassroots community engagement with technical knowledge, research, and coalition building to advocate on behalf of people working in their communities for digital equity.

Our Values

Grassroots-Oriented – We’re powered by on-the-ground community work.

Diverse – We strive for diversity and inclusion. 

Collaborative – We’re stronger together.

Excellent – We contribute valuable work.

Community-centered – We prioritize communities.

Innovative – We’re focused on a better future.

Equitable – We center people who have been left behind.  

Approachable – We’re friendly and relatable.

Inclusive – All members of our community belong.

 

NDIA’s Four Pillars

  • Support on-the-ground digital inclusion practitioners and advocates.
  • Advocate for local, state and federal policies to promote digital equity and support local digital inclusion strategies.
  • Educate policymakers, the media, and potential partners about the need for digital equity and the work of local digital inclusion programs.
  • Conduct, support and promote data-gathering and research that can inform public understanding, public policy and community strategies related to digital inclusion and equity. 

 

NDIA Executive Director Angela Siefer and representatives of two NDIA affiliates were witnesses at the first-ever Congressional hearing focused on digital equity, held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by the Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Angela’s keynote, “Digital Inclusion: Not If But How” for Technology Learning Collaborative’s 7th annual conference included what is happening around digital inclusion nationally and locally, the importance of digital inclusion, local strategies, and NDIA’s resources.