More than one-third of Americans still do not subscribe to broadband at home. Many of them lack basic computer training and web-browsing skills. Connected Nation has designed the Every Community Online program to provide critical digital literacy training to help more people get connected.
THE EVERY COMMUNITY ONLINE program has some core elements:
Starting with easy-to-use video or slide-based coursework, our training covers computer basics, Internet fundamentals, and applied Internet use. After completing the basic training, students can move into a wide array of topics from jobs to education, healthcare, or further computer knowledge. The training may be self-guided or instructor-led, and Connected Nation can help oversee instructor-led programs.
Whether you’re a library, a social-service organization, foundation, community-minded business, or non-profit, we will work with you to provide the solutions you need to help people learn to use technology to create better lives.
Low Cost Equipment and Broadband
Once training is completed, students will have access to special offers for low-cost computer equipment and discounted broadband service.
Connected Nation can provide a discounted, turn-key, training lab solution for your organization, including refurbished or new computers, presentation equipment, training curriculum, and broadband service, all available at non-profit rates.
Connect Ohio has implemented a statewide broadband training program, Every Citizen Online (ECO), in order to increase sustainable broadband adoption in Ohio. The project provides free computer training sessions at public libraries, community colleges, community organizations, and educational centers throughout Ohio and teaches new users how to access the Internet and how to best utilize all the Internet has to offer.
The goal of the project is to showcase the many educational, healthcare, economic, and communication benefits of broadband use, and to encourage adoption by residents statewide. Currently, just 66% of Ohioans subscribe to a broadband service at their home. The program launched in December 2010 and will continue for a period of two to three years. For more information or to find a training location near you, call us at 1-855-669-4226 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.