Digital Navigator Program Introduced in Baltimore to Increase Web Entry
With the assistance of a $150,000 grant from Comcast, the Group Faculty of Baltimore County (CCBC) has began the Digital Navigator program to coach a couple of dozen CCBC college students to assist residents, together with different CCBC college students, to get on-line.
The main focus might be on educating individuals about obtainable sources to beat boundaries corresponding to affordability, system entry, and digital expertise. The scholars will educate residents digital literacy and the best way to use units. They may also educate residents concerning the authorities’s Reasonably priced Connectivity Program (ACP), which offers eligible households with a $30/month profit towards their Web invoice.
Comcast mentioned it additionally presents sure web offers to assist with free or reasonably priced web entry. Go to this Web Necessities web page to be taught extra.
“We thank Comcast for his or her continued funding in our neighborhood and their dedication to driving revolutionary approaches to bridging the digital divide,” mentioned Sandra L. Kurtinitis, CCBC president. “A significant affect of this partnership might be assuring that CCBC college students are linked at dwelling in addition to on campus. Web affordability shouldn’t be a barrier to educational and career-long success.”
The Digital Navigator program is a part of Venture Up, Comcast’s $1 billion dedication to help digital fairness, the corporate mentioned. Comcast and Baltimore County earlier this yr introduced the newest part of a rural broadband growth to carry high-speed web to 99% of beforehand unserved residences in Northern Baltimore County.