Bridging the Digital Divide
Empowering Communities Foundation, Hotwire Communications' charitable organization, goes beyond advocating for broadband access for all by acting now to dismantle a future digital divide. Whether the digital divide is driven by long-standing inequities or emerging global crises, we are redefining the bounds of community to ensure that everyone has access to the internet—whoever they are and wherever they live.
The Divide Problem
According to the Pew Research Center, 44% of adults in households with incomes below $30,000 do not have access to any Internet connectivity – including from a smartphone. We want to focus on digital inclusion while understanding the Divide Problem.
What We Do
Our mission is to establish, deliver and expand available access to the digital world, equipping those without adequate broadband internet and technology so individual lives and communities are enriched and empowered for generations.
We Need You
It is our goal to be catalysts for growth by connecting the unserved with broadband Internet. Join us in support of our mission, our goals and our idea that everyone should have the tools they need today and for the future.
Featured Success STory
The Home Page Program
In partnership with Truist, Dell, and Hotwire, The Home Page Program enables students and families to learn, work, and play from home by providing free laptops, internet access, and ongoing technical support.