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Reno Families Receive Free Computers and Training

By Jeremy Thacker

Four Reno families now have new HP computers, Microsoft software, and the skills to use them. The gifts came thanks to the free Every Community Online (ECO) program offered by Connect Nevada and the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.

The family training took place at the Boys and Girls Club in Reno where members took part in two evening classes over two weeks this month. All family members were taught the digital literacy skills necessary to operate the computers, their basic software, and navigate the Internet.

“After a total of just three hours completing the Every Community Online training, these Boys and Girls Club participants are connected to the world in a whole new way,” said Connect Nevada Program Manager Lindsey Niedzielski. “These family members can now not only enjoy having a computer in their home, they can use it as a powerful tool to stay connected to other loved ones as well as tapping into the riches resources of online education, health, government services, and so much more!”

Every Community Online is a self-paced training done through a simple online application on the Connect Nevada website. It is free to all Nevadans across the state and all participants who complete the training are eligible for discounted computers as well as discounted home broadband service where available.

To learn more about the free Every Community Online program, visit the website or contact Connect Nevada directly at (775) 343-9600 or [email protected]. Meantime, for the very latest on broadband news in Nevada, make sure to keep up with Connect Nevada. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook!

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