Connected Nation has recently partnered with technology companies including Intel and Lenovo to form Every Citizen Online (SM), a public-private partnership designed to enable PC ownership and broadband use in low-income and other unconnected households.
The partnership has applied for Sustainable Broadband Adoption funds available through the NTIA’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. To read what Intel’s policy blog is saying about the program, click here.
The Every Citizen Online (SM) program can look to a recent milestone of Connected Tennessee’s Computers 4 Kids program as an example of the impact these types of such public-private partnership can have in communities.
Last week, Connected Tennessee’s Computers 4 Kids (C4K) donated of its 2,000th computer in a donation event at the State Capitol’s Old Supreme Court Chambers, making a distribution of computers to more than a hundred area youth.
To view a video of the event, click here.
The event featured remarks from various state leaders and awarded brand new Dell computers to 120 foster children throughout Davidson County and the Mid-Cumberland region.
The recipients hail from 13 different counties across the Mid-State (including Davidson, Stewart, Montgomery, Houston, Humphreys, Dickson, Cheatham, Robertson, Williamson, Sumner, Trousdale, Wilson and Rutherford) and have all recently graduated high school or earned their GED.
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