Introduction to Broadband and CYC Introductory Module for Connect Your Community 8-26-10
 
What’s Possible with  Internet Access
Save Time & Money
Online Classes
Online Banking
Online Shopping & Coupons
Health Information
Long Distance Phone Calls
Share and Keep Digital Photos
School Information
What is Broadband? <ul><li>A fast Internet connection </li></ul>
Where Do I Get Broadband?
Testimonials <ul><li>[insert local testimonials of “how I use the Internet”, particularly “how it saves me time, money, he...
What is Connect Your Community? <ul><li>[Insert LOCAL ORGANIZATION name]’s  Connect Your Community (CYC) program provides:...
CYC empowers  [insert CITY name]’s  citizens to use broadband to: <ul><li>Advance careers  </li></ul><ul><li>Expand educat...
Next Steps <ul><li>Talk to a CYC Corps Member about …. </li></ul>
Creative Commons License <ul><li>Curriculum content created by Connect Your Community, a project of  OneCommunity , funded...
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Introductory training slides for Connect Your Community, a federally funded project to expand broadband adoption among underserved populations.

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  • Instructor - Video is 4:46. On the Youtube site be sure to click on full screen view. Alternate Did You Know video that is 3 minutes in length. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyZRS0BnpAI&amp;feature=related Alternative or additional video – Importance of Internet to low income rural Chileans http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdEPUeF6RVk
  • Online classes through [ insert local college/university with online courses] No travel costs. No childcare costs.
  • No postage costs. No travel costs to bank. Manage your spending more quickly than waiting for a statement. Earn rewards. Set up automatic payments to make bill paying easier.
  • Find the best deal by researching your purchase online. Print out coupons before going to the grocery.
  • Avoid unnecessary trips to the doctor. Purchase over the counter medications more likely to meet your needs.
  • If you and the other person both have Internet access and use the same software (such as Skype), the calls via the computer are free! If you both have a video camera, the calls become video calls. Free! Doesn’t matter if the person is around the block or around the world. Or, reduce the number of phone calls and keep in touch via a social network such as Facebook.
  • Reduce the cost of printed photos. Only print the ones you really want printed. Keep all the others in a digital format, which is much cheaper to share and you can edit them!
  • No more scrambling around looking for the school calendar (do the kids have today off???). Check for school closings (no more standing in front of the tv waiting for your school to scroll across the screen.) Email teachers with questions. [Insert online resources provided by your local school district] Plus, access kid friendly educational websites like PBS.
  • Instructor – edit the table in the slide with your local phone companies, local cable companies and local wireless providers.
  • Instructor – Recommendation – CYC Corp Member
  • Instructor – If appropriate, delete the last bullet. The computer and Internet training includes how to use the Internet safely.
  • Instructor – if you are using this presentation as outreach, change this slide to “Sign Up”
  • Module intro

    1. 1. Introduction to Broadband and CYC Introductory Module for Connect Your Community 8-26-10
    2. 3. What’s Possible with Internet Access
    3. 4. Save Time & Money
    4. 5. Online Classes
    5. 6. Online Banking
    6. 7. Online Shopping & Coupons
    7. 8. Health Information
    8. 9. Long Distance Phone Calls
    9. 10. Share and Keep Digital Photos
    10. 11. School Information
    11. 12. What is Broadband? <ul><li>A fast Internet connection </li></ul>
    12. 13. Where Do I Get Broadband?
    13. 14. Testimonials <ul><li>[insert local testimonials of “how I use the Internet”, particularly “how it saves me time, money, helped me find a job, etc”] </li></ul>
    14. 15. What is Connect Your Community? <ul><li>[Insert LOCAL ORGANIZATION name]’s Connect Your Community (CYC) program provides: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer & Internet training, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>low-cost equipment, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>support, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and affordable Internet for low-income individuals and their households. </li></ul></ul>
    15. 16. CYC empowers [insert CITY name]’s citizens to use broadband to: <ul><li>Advance careers </li></ul><ul><li>Expand educational horizons </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with colleagues, family, and friends </li></ul><ul><li>Access better health care and government services </li></ul>
    16. 17. Next Steps <ul><li>Talk to a CYC Corps Member about …. </li></ul>
    17. 18. Creative Commons License <ul><li>Curriculum content created by Connect Your Community, a project of OneCommunity , funded by the federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Program . </li></ul><ul><li>This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0 </li></ul>15

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