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Blog // Connect Nevada

Connect Nevada Aims to Put ‘Every Community Online’

By Jeremy Thacker

Connect Nevada, in partnership with JOIN, Inc. and the Nevada State Library and Archives (NSLA), has launched the Every Community Online (ECO) program!

The program offers free computer and Internet training and leaves participants eligible for discounted computers and home broadband services.

More than 126,000 Nevada adults (19%) say a lack of digital skills and knowledge of how to use a computer and broadband is the main reason they don’t have broadband at home. The ECO program promises to change that by offering Nevadans a free way to learn life-changing digital skills through their local public computer centers and then be rewarded with discounted computers and in some areas, discounted broadband services!

ECO training sessions introduce new users to basic computer functions, how to access the Internet, and how to access and utilize sites and services on the Internet.

The goal of this program is to showcase the many educational, healthcare, economic, and communication benefits of broadband use, and to encourage residents, especially in rural communities, to subscribe to and use broadband to improve their quality of life.

Nevada’s many broadband providers are also encouraged to participate in the program by offering discounted service to residents who complete the Connect Nevada ECO certification process.

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Tags:  Access   Adoption   ECO   NSLA  


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