History

The South Florida Digital Alliance was incorporated as a nonprofit in 2009 through a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation designed to stimulate anchor institutions to connect to the Internet and each other in order to enhance the quality of life for all segments of our community. Community leaders recognized that to create a globally competitive workforce capable of participating effectively in the global digital economy, our community needed to:

  • Ensure that our residents, especially those living in underserved areas, had appropriate technology skills and knowledge;
  • Facilitate communications and connectivity by building and enhancing affordable, high-speed connectivity throughout the entire community;
  • Lower the cost of technology participation for our residents.
  • Stimulate entrepreneurship to create new industries to attract more businesses with “that will in turn attract more business that we believe will result in the development of “next generation” high paying jobs.