Connected Nation, Technology Stalwarts Launch Every Citizen Online

August 19, 2009
Cherokeean Hearld

Connected Nation, a national nonprofit, is joining with technology stalwarts Intel, Fujitsu, Velocity Micro, and ZT Systems to establish Every Citizen Online (SM), a public-private partnership program to enable computer ownership and broadband use in low-income and unconnected homes. The program will help vulnerable populations overcome top barriers to adoption: broadband awareness and training, computer ownership, and broadband affordability. In order to impact the most Americans, the partnership has submitted an application for Every Citizen OnlineSM to take advantage of Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) funding set aside for Sustainable Broadband Adoption as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

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