Friday, April 20, 2007

Athens County JFS gives away 2000th computer

Via an emailed press release from Tracy Galway at Athens County Jobs and Family Services:

Athens County Job & Family Services, in partnership with Hocking College, gave away its 2000th personal computer this past week. The project began in 2001, as an effort to minimize the gap between those with regular, effective access to computer technology and those without access. Through the program at Athens County Job & Family Services, families are able to receive a personal home computer refurbished by Hocking College’s Computer Connections program, complete with software, printer, a year of Internet access and basic training to use the computer, all for free.

I understand the county JFS in Washington County is doing something similar.

Now if we could just get all these folks affordable broadband access...

(Cross-posted from Callahan's Cleveland Diary)

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