National Digital Literacy Day

By CPR Staff

Today is National Digital Literacy Day and we’re excited to be joining others in celebrating the progress being made to foster broadband adoption and Internet training in communities across the United States. But more work needs to be done. Millions of Americans are not online because they lack the skills and training. In fact, 15% of non-adopters say that they would subscribe to broadband if they had the skills to use the Internet.

“A 2012 study found relevancy to be the main barrier to broadband adoption in Puerto Rico,” said Chris Pedersen, Connect Puerto Rico director, program outreach. “Celebrating National Digital Literacy Day provides an opportunity to highlight the economic and social importance of broadband adoption.”

We're joining with other organizations to help Americans get online. Today is serving as the official kick-off for the “Everyone On” campaign. The campaign seeks to provide all Americans access to free digital literacy training, both online and in libraries. The campaign is being hosted by Connect 2 Compete and the National Ad Council.

You can help us! 

  • Tell others that you support efforts to get all Americans online. Follow Everyone On
    on Facebook and Twitter spread the word using #EveryoneOn.
  • If you know someone who needs training sign them up for our free Every Community Online training curriculum here.

Libraries:

  • Promote your computer & Internet training classes. The National Ad Council is providing libraries with free resources to help spread the word: http://everyoneon.adcouncil.org/

Thank you for joining us in this important effort!

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