Alliance for Digital Equality, Connected Nation and Communications Workers of America (CWA) Form National Partnership in Response to Call to Action Cited in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)
Group Will Focus On Programs That Stimulate Broadband Deployment And Adoption In Urban And Rural Communities, And Lead Technical Skills Retraining Of The American Workforce
The new partnership will launch a national consumer awareness and training platform that will increase broadband deployment and adoption in underserved communities throughout the nation, and ultimately, create job opportunities in the nation’s technology sector. Collectively, the three organizations are leaders in advocacy work related to expanding access to broadband in 38 U.S. states and territories — with plans to blanket the nation with progressive programming by end of 2009.
“The nation’s leadership has made improving our broadband infrastructure and job creation a top priority, and this new partnership is uniquely positioned to help make the connection a reality in the neighborhoods that have been hardest hit by the economic downturn,” said Alliance Chairman
Closely following the
“The broadband stimulus represents a critical opportunity for all Americans, particularly those in communities that have been previously underserved or overlooked,” said Connected Nation CEO and Chairman
About The Alliance for Digital Equality: “Empowering Communities Across The Digital Divide.”
The Alliance for Digital Equality is a non-profit consumer advocacy organization that serves to facilitate and ensure equal access to technology in underserved communities. The Alliance also serves as a bridge between policymakers and minority individuals in order to help the public understand how legislative and regulatory policies regarding new technologies can impact and empower their daily lives. For more information on The Alliance for Digital Equality, please visit www.alliancefordigitalequality.org.
About Connected Nation: “Enabling Technology. Empowering People.”
Connected Nation is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that expands access to and use of broadband Internet and the related technologies that are enabled when individuals and communities have the opportunity and desire to connect. Connected Nation effectively raises the awareness of the value of broadband and related technologies by developing coalitions of influencers and enablers for technology deployment and adoption. Connected Nation works with community stakeholders, states and technology providers to develop and implement technology expansion programs with core competencies centered around a mission to improve digital inclusion for people and places previously underserved or overlooked. For more information about Connected Nation, Inc., visit www.connectednation.org.
About Communications Workers of America (CWA): “The Union for The Information Age.”
The Communications Workers of America — the union for the Information Age — represents 700,000 workers in
SOURCE Alliance for Digital Equality