Children’s Law Center Policy Special Counsel Buck Logan submitted written testimony about the DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer’s (OCTO) “Internet for All” program. With a majority of District students attending school virtually during the public health emergency, we know that access to reliable internet service at home is essential. That’s why CLC strongly supports the “Internet for All” program, which seeks to provide 12 months of free home Internet service to 25,000 low-income DC families. Still, at a time when access to distance learning and teleheath services — including behavioral health services — is critical to children’s well-being, we are concerned that too few families have subscribed to the program due to several obstacles. In his testimony, Buck outlines several recommendations that OCTO can implement to overcome these barriers.
Read his testimony here: