Digital Inclusion Week is being held next week, giving electronics refurbishment companies an opportunity to help bridge the digital divide.
Organized by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, the Oct. 7-11 event seeks to address the problem of low-income households lacking access to computers and high-speed internet service, as well as the knowledge to effectively use the technologies.
During the week, organizations around the country will hold used computer collection and donation drives, events to educate and connect households with low-cost broadband service, workshops teaching people how to use computers, and more.
ITAD company Cascade Asset Management is sponsoring a series of events around Madison, Wis. run by the nonprofit group DANEnet. In addition to a breakfast featuring the executive director of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, the Madison-area events will include coding workshops, free computer repair clinics and more.
Meanwhile, at an event in New Hampshire, the National Cristina Foundation will promote the week by holding a device donation drive via social media.
“Each day we will tell stories of organizations across the country that use refurbished devices to help improve the lives of those in their communities, and urge people to donate used tech through the National Cristina Foundation website during Digital Inclusion Week,” according to the group.
Elsewhere, the group ROANEnet will hold a drive to collect used computers and peripherals throughout Roane County, Tenn.
“These devices will be refurbished and given to those in need,” according to the nonprofit group, which focuses on bolstering high-speed internet access throughout the county.
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