Earlier this month, I mentioned that the good folks over at Technically Philly are doing their part to help close Philly’s deep digital divide with the launch of Connect Philly, a new Internet/computer resource locator tool.
Connect Philly is designed to help people find free or cheap Internet access and computer training resources by using text messaging.
On Thursday, April 5, Technically Philly and their project partners will celebrate the official launch of Connect Philly with with an event introducing the tool and a panel discussion about recent efforts to narrow Philly’s digital divide.
Mayor Nutter and the Knight Foundation’s Donna Frisby-Greenwood will kick the event off, then Technically Philly’s Christopher Wink will moderate a panel discussion about Broadband adoption and access with Siobhan Reardon (Free Library of Philadelphia), Brigitte Daniel (Wilco Electronic Systems), Charles Kaylor (Temple University), and Bryan Mercer (Media Mobilizing Project).
Connect Philly: Addressing Digital Access Issues will be held from 3-4pm on Thursday, April 5 in City Hall’s Conversation Hall. Register for the free event online.
*PlanPhilly is proud to be among Technically Philly’s partners for this project – along with J-Lab, Knight Foundation, and KEYSPOT. Technically Media, the parent company of Technically Philly, is a consultant to PlanPhilly.