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6: Connectivity Strategies

One of the most important decisions for your community will be deciding how to connect residents to Internet service at home in order to reach your connectivity goals. Successful ConnectHome communities often adopted more than one strategy to address the needs of residents. In this Playbook, you will learn about the variety of strategies that can be used by your community.

7: Computers & Tablets

Closing the digital divide is as much about ensuring that residents have access to Internet-ready computing devices and training, as it is about making certain that they have access to Internet service. This chapter walks you through the various types of device strategies available as well as the steps you can take to implement them.

8: Digital Literacy Training

American Library Association's Digital Literacy Task Force defines digital literacy as “the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills.” Digital literacy is essential to fully take advantage of improved access to the Internet and devices. This chapter outlines the steps you can take to organize digital literacy trainings.