The laptop didn't just fall from the sky. The laptop giveaway was organized by Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia, California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) president Sunne Wright McPeak and iFoster founder Reid Cox.
A 65-foot flatbed truck filled with computers offering free Internet access to migrant laborers is one project among many aimed at promoting universal broadband access along the Central Coast. The group behind it is the Central Coast Broadband Consortium (CCBC), which aims to bridge the "digital divide" in Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey counties.
Rural health-care providers will soon have their own broadband network for the practice of telemedicine in California, according to Christine Martin, executive director of the California Telemedicine & eHealth Center (CTEC).
TODAY, MOST people take having a computer and access to the Internet for granted. Public school teachers give out homework that their students' cannot possibly complete without a home computer. Students whose parents' can't afford a PC or the monthly cost of Internet service have to traipse to the public library (which is open fewer and fewer hours thanks to budget cuts) or to other public places that offer free broadband.
Making high-speed Internet available to low-income households is the aim of a citywide effort that launches Thursday, officials announced. The Get Connected Oakland! initiative has scheduled its official launch Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Oakland Housing Authority, 935 Union St. Mayor Jean Quan, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley and Noel Gallo, president of the Oakland Unified School District, are expected to attend.\
Geared toward people who don't have access to computers, "Get Connected Oakland!" will provide equipment and Internet access in communal places such as senior centers, recreation centers, schools and the Oakland Housing Authority, as well as in people's homes.
Geared toward people who don't have access to computers, "Get Connected Oakland!" will provide equipment and Internet access in communal places such as senior centers, recreation centers, schools and the Oakland Housing Authority, as well as in people's homes, spokeswoman Sue Piper said.
Increasing broadband adoption in underserved neighborhoods and communities in California through the expansion and replication of its successful workforce development, tech support, and social venture business programs. The program is training and placing 1,350 participants.
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