Although the digital divide is commonly referred to as the struggle between the younger, more tech-savvy generations and the older generations, perhaps those who struggle the most lack access to technology due to limited resources. Such is the case for many of those our community-based organizations serve.
The national nonprofit organization Connect 2 Compete has partnered with Cox, Bright House, Sprint, Comcast, numerous nonprofit organizations and government agencies, among others, to give every American a fighting chance so that they may receive high-speed low-cost internet and discounted computers. Nowadays, internet access has become synonymous with opportunity.
Connect 2 Compete has created the Everyone On Campaign to help reach its goal. Everyone On is a three-year, multi-lingual campaign used to raise awareness of the digital divide issue and help provide people with both online and in-person digital literacy training. However, Connect 2 Compete’s value really comes from its partnerships with community-based organizations which allow affiliated low-income individuals to buy discounted computers and low-cost broadband access for their homes.
Now FLC can work with community-based organizations in Florida to help qualify students to participate. Through this partnership, low-income individuals don’t need to prove they are eligible but instead can automatically sign up for free or low-cost internet access and discounted computers.
If your organization would like to provide your adult learners with these discounted services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more information on how to access FLC’s specific URL code. This code grants your organization and adult learners instant access to signing up for all Connect 2 Compete has to offer.