Davidson, NC

Mayor John Woods

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On Davidson

“We believe so strongly in broadband access for our citizens that in 2007, we bought a cable/broadband/telephone company (MI-Connection) with one of our neighboring towns to ensure quality service and access for all in our community.”

On Next Century Cities

“Prior to the creation of Davidson nonprofit E2D (Eliminate the Digital Divide), the Town of Davidson was like many small communities within prosperous regions: vaguely aware of what a “digital divide” is, but utterly unaware of the extent to which sizable portions of our community are jeopardized by its existence. Once an assessment of needs was conducted, E2D and leadership for the Town of Davidson resolved to achieve a 100% rate of digital inclusion and, with solid effort, began closing the digital divide.  We are so pleased to be part of Next Century Cities to network with and learn from other partner cities.”

What Davidson is working on

The ownership of MI-Connection, our local cable, phone, and internet company, allows us to lay fiber around town to benefit our residential and commercial customers. Our ability to partner with E2D to help eliminate the digital divide in Davidson, Cornelius, and Huntersville, plays right into E2D’s mission to insure that every student in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system has the proper computer technology and support to achieve academic success.The Town of Davidson also hopes to provide access to the internet in all public places around town, our town green, parks, playgrounds, etc. to benefit our citizens.

MI-Connection: www.mi-connection.com

E2D: http://www.e-2-d.org/

Town of Davidson: www.townofdavidson.org

Media Coverage

http://davidboraks.net/2015/11/06/e2d-honored-as-most-innovative-in-us-digital-inclusion-awards/