PCs for People distribute 50 computers in Hibbing

The Daily Hibbing Tribune reports…

PCs for People partnered with the Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce and the Blandin Broadband Steering Committee to provide 50 free computers to low-income individuals that needed access to a home computer.

The computers were distributed to the pre-qualified recipients Wednesday. They also had a brief orientation of the software installed on the computer and learned where they can find discounted internet service and what to do if the computer has any problems.

In addition to the LEE Center, those receiving computers included: Hibbing Tourist Center Senior Citizens, Hibbing Community Senior Citizens Center, AccessNorth, AEOA/Adult Basic Education, Assumption School and Victory Christian Academy. The computers are expected to be put in labs, in areas for public use and given to individuals.

Hibbing Community College’s IT program instructors and students have agreed to service the computers and assist with other technical aspects.

This distribution was made possible through funding from the Blandin Foundation, said Chamber President Lory Fedo.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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