The Equitable Internet Initiative Southwest

The Equitable Internet Initiative is a collaboration between the Detroit Community Technology Project, Allied Media Projects, Grace in Action Collectives, NEWCC, and the Church of the Messiah's Boulevard Harambe Program.

In 2016, we began working together to ensure that more Detroit residents have the ability to leverage digital technologies for social and economic development.

EII Southwest is in the process of developing a worker owned, utility cooperative to continue to increase Internet access through the distribution of shared Gigabit Internet connections in and around Grace in Action while increasing internet knowledge by offering internet training to residents of Southwest Detroit.

 

 Installing a point to point router onto a neighbor's house in SWD. 

Installing a point to point router onto a neighbor's house in SWD. 

Become a Sponsor!

Learn how you can sponsor a resident to enable them to continue to receive free and low-cost Internet service.

 Members of the EII Southwest organizing neighbors in SWD for broadband wifi 

Members of the EII Southwest organizing neighbors in SWD for broadband wifi 

Educational Workshops

We provide educational workshops for Southwest Detroit residents on the following:

  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Internet use 101
  • Google Docs 101
  • Social media use
  • Community wireless maintenance
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Internet Installation

We provide high speed fiber optic internet for qualifying residents in the immediate neighborhood surrounding Grace in Action.