Enabling Digital Inclusion
in our Communities
The importance of powerful Internet is felt throughout every corner of our society. ‘Digital Inclusion’ in 2017 is about having access to online services and opportunities that shape how we live our lives everyday.
At Spirit, this means not only providing our services to the commercial, residential apartment and student accommodation precincts, but to also find a solution for those currently with no or limited Internet services. We have identified public housing/social housing as sectors in the community who face ‘Digital Disadvantage’.
We recognise that to achieve that goal requires something we specialise in – finding innovative solutions that benefit everyone. Spirit has created a division called Spirit Communities to embody our Corporate Social Responsibility with the aim of promoting equitable access to quality Broadband and increased digital participation, at an affordable price.
Spirit Communities already operates in the Fitzroy and Collingwood public housing precincts and partners with Infoxchange to promote access, use and digital inclusion. The lessons we have learned from these two communities has led us to believe that all public housing estates have the potential to be transformed. Spirit Communities is now looking to further engage the right partners, the local communities, and Local and State Governments to share our innovative approach to delivering ultra high-speed Internet across these estates.