RESOURCE: A tool to help you get yourself or friends low cost internet access

I am borrowing from Benton Institute for Broadband and Society to share this resource that I think it perfect for librarians and frontline social workers or for the techie person in the room (and if you’re reading this, that’s probably you) who might have an opportunity to casually mention it to folks who might need help and don’t know it’s available. Heck take a peek and make it your go-to conversation in your next Uber or Lyft…

The United Church of Christ Media Justice Ministry teamed up with our civil rights allies in 2021 and successfully persuaded Congress to adopt a new program that helps low-income households pay for high-speed internet. Now that Congress has acted, our biggest challenge is publicizing the program. Families and individuals need to hear from trusted members of their own communities to learn more — people like you! Learn more about the new Affordable Connectivity Program and how you can help. UCC Media Justice is encouraging UCC churches, conferences, associations and individual members — and our friends throughout the faith and humanitarian communities — to help spread the word. Download a copy of the UCC Love Your Neighbors: Get Them Internet toolkit.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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