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Digital Divide Slides

  1. 3. Sample: 282 adult residents of 17 Cleveland city zip codes, interviewed between Sept. 2007 and Aug. 2008.
  2. 7. Who's working for Digital Empowerment in Cuyahoga County? <ul><li>“ Connect Your Community” (CYC) Project </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership of One Community, Cleveland Housing Network, ASC3, Famicos, Esperanza, Fairfax Renaissance and Tri-C </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Broadband Stimulus funding – until June 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>18 full-time paid workers (CYC Corps) to “engage, train, equip and support” new broadband adopters </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrating in Cleveland and East Cleveland neighborhoods </li></ul><ul><li>Goal = 5,200 disconnected citizens become sustainable broadband adopters by next Summer </li></ul><ul><li>More than 1,800 new home broadband users in CYC's first ten months – 3,000 have taken classes </li></ul><ul><li>24 hours of free training; subsidized home computers; help with finding affordable broadband service </li></ul><ul><li>www.connectcommunity.org </li></ul>
  3. 8. Who's working for Digital Empowerment in Cuyahoga County? <ul><li>“ Every Citizen Online” </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership of Connect Ohio and Cuyahoga County Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Broadband Stimulus funding – until December 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Introductory broadband training provided at CCPL library branches </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrating in suburbs outside Cleveland/East Cleveland </li></ul><ul><li>Several hundred participants per month </li></ul><ul><li>www.connectohio.org/consumer_training </li></ul>
  4. 9. Who's working for Digital Empowerment in Cuyahoga County? <ul><li>Dozens of nonprofit neighborhood computer training centers and library-based labs offering basic training and support </li></ul><ul><li>Most had very little operating money before the Broadband Stimulus opportunity – will there be any when it's over? </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT IT TAKES... </li></ul><ul><li>High touch: Personal engagement, social support, patience and time </li></ul><ul><li>Hours of basic computer and network skills training </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable hardware to take home </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable home Internet access </li></ul>

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