From September 2010 through December 2012, OneCommunity’s Connect Your Community (CYC) Project provided free broadband training, low-cost equipment, support, and affordable Internet for low-income residents of Northeast Ohio, Detroit, Appalachian Ohio, Winston-Salem, Lexington ( KY) and Bradenton (FL).
The CYC Project empowered disadvantaged citizens of these communities to use broadband to:
- Advance careers and financial opportunities,
- Connect with colleagues, family, and friends,
- Expand educational horizons,
- Access health care and government services.
The Project is one of the largest broadband adoption initiatives supported by the Federal Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program. After serving over 33,000 individuals and helping over 25,000 with home internet access and computers, Federal funding for Connect Your Community training ended in December 2012.
This website continues to provide access to information about the Connect Your Community Project, including our extensive collection of curriculum modules, research studies, community reports and stories, material from our June 2011 Community Broadband conference, and “best practice” resources.