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Texas Connects Coalition has lasting effects on communities

December 31, 2013 saw the end of funding for the Texas Connects Coalition (TXC2) project through the federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), but the impact of the TXC2 project is enduring.  Partners in this project, Austin Free Net and … Continue reading

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Voices From the Lab: A Second Chance

At the young age of 22, Daniel Tovar took advantage of an opportunity.  He opened the door of opportunity at Austin Free-Net in May, after being incarcerated for three years in a federal prison. “God gave me a second chance,” … Continue reading

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Second Annual Broadband Across Texas Week Success

Second Annual Broadband Across Texas Week Success The Texas Connects Coalition’s (TXC2) second annual Broadband Across Texas Week (June 23-29) celebrated the spread of digital literacy and broadband technology opportunities through TXC2’s public computer centers. The theme of Broadband Across … Continue reading

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Broadband Across Texas Week

TEXAS CONNECTS COALITION ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL “BROADBAND ACROSS TEXAS WEEK” Texans Invited to “Learn. Click. Do.” HOUSTON – 5/28/13 – The second annual “Broadband Across Texas Week” presented by the Texas Connects Coalition (TXC2), aims to help people across the … Continue reading

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Voices From the Lab: Retiree Learns Tech Skills for Job Search

 Two years after retiring as a Janitor for the Del Valle School District, Noe Quintanilla, realized that he needed to find a part-time job to help supplement his income. When he went back to the school district to apply for … Continue reading

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Broadband Across Texas Week Excites Technology Leaders

Texas Connects Coalition Promotes Digital Literacy through Week of Activities HOUSTON  – The Texas Connects Coalition (TXC2), a partnership between digital literacy nonprofits Austin Free-Net and Technology For All, invites all Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) recipients in Texas to join a … Continue reading

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Technology For All teams up with local high schools on interactive mapping project

SMITHVILLE, TEXAS, March 4, 2013 – Technology For All (TFA) is adding two additional high schools in the Bastrop Independent School District to its Geographic  information Systems (GIS) project in an effort to teach students how to create interactive, data-rich … Continue reading

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Technology For All to join federal grant anniversary celebration

Local nonprofit grantee opening doors as Brookings Institution recognizes federal grant program January 15, 2013 — HOUSTON,TEXAS — Technology For All, the lead partner in the Texas Connects Coalition (TXC2), joins  hundreds of fellow Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grantees … Continue reading

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Voices From the Lab: TFA’s iPads for All

The retired couple held the iPad between them, discussing how all the different features on the mobile device could help them as they travel. “We can use the maps and Internet to plan our trips,” the husband said as he … Continue reading

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Voices From the Lab: TFA and Partner Combine Computer Class and Community

Young and older students alike gathered at Mission Milby Community Development Corporation (MMCDC) on October 24, 2012 to celebrate: they had just earned new desktop computers, complete with mouse and keyboard. They are graduates of MMCDC’s first Adult Serve & … Continue reading

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