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National Digital Literacy Day

By Jennifer Cobb

Today is National Digital Literacy Day and we’re excited to be joining others in celebrating the progress being made to foster broadband adoption and Internet training in communities across the United States. But more work needs to be done. Millions of Americans are not online because they lack the skills and training. In fact, 15% of non-adopters say that they would subscribe to broadband if they had the skills to use the Internet.

“1.2 million residents in South Carolina still do not subscribe to broadband and each day we work to reduce that number because we believe the positives of adoption far outweigh the negatives,” said Corey Johns, Connect South Carolina stakeholder relations manager. “Celebrating National Digital Literacy Day is a great way to remind folks of the opportunities and advantages of broadband and technology adoption and obtaining digital literacy skills.”

We're joining with other organizations to help Americans get online. Today is serving as the official kick-off for the “Everyone On” campaign. The campaign seeks to provide all Americans access to free digital literacy training, both online and in libraries. The campaign is being hosted by Connect 2 Compete and the National Ad Council.

You can help us! 

  • Tell others that you support efforts to get all Americans online. Follow Everyone On on Facebook and Twitter spread the word using #EveryoneOn.
  •  If you know someone who needs training sign them up for our free Every Community Online training curriculum here

Libraries:

  • Promote your computer & Internet training classes. The National Ad Council is providing libraries with free resources to help spread the word: http://everyoneon.adcouncil.org/

 

Thank you for joining us in this important effort!

 

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