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WATCH: Austin Free-Net - Linking Texans with Jobs

By Jeremy Thacker

Connected Texas champions the Texas Connects Coalition. See how member organization Austin Free-Net offers free digital literacy training in an effort to link local job-seekers with jobs.   Austin Free-Net: Linking Texans with Jobs from Connected Nation on Vimeo. Make sure to Follow Connected Texas on Twitter and Like us on Facebook to keep current on all the state’s technology and broadband news.

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Broadband Across Texas Week Aims to Get Everyone Online

By Jeremy Thacker

Any Texan lacking the knowledge needed to use the Internet now has a golden opportunity approaching! The second annual Broadband Across Texas (BAT) Week is set for the week of June 23-29. The week includes free Internet and computer training classes at more than 90 Public Computing Centers (PCCs) across the state. Daily events are scheduled in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and numerous rural locations in Texas. Free classes will cover topics like using a computer, navigating the Internet safely, and online job-hunting. The Texas Connects Coalition is presenting BAT Week with support from the Connected Texas initiative. All the computer...

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Preview the Digital Inclusion Conference’s Heavy-Hitting Lineup!

By Jeremy Thacker

Friday morning kicks off the Digital Inclusion in Texas: A Conference and Colloquium in Austin. The two-day event promises panels and speakers rich with knowledge to share in helping the state achieve its goal of teaching all Texans imperative Internet and technology skills to thrive in our digital age. Connected Texas is co-hosting the event at the University of Texas at Austin in Sid Richardson Hall, Bass Lecture Hall. The conference will bring together noted scholars, representatives of federal, state, and city government, and nonprofit advocacy organizations to address gaps in broadband adoption throughout the United States.Conference...

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Join Us for “Engaging Texas Students @ Home!”

By CTX Staff

The city of Austin is gearing up for its annual SXSW events and this year, Connected Texas is teaming with Intel, and the Texas Computer Education Association to hold one of our own! “Engaging Texas Students @ Home” is happening Wednesday, March 6 in Austin. We'll be discussing broadband adoption and digital inclusion solutions to support student engagement. Attendees can enjoy hors d’ouevres, drinks, networking with peers and demonstrations. Connected Texas and Intel representatives will be on-hand to showcase digital inclusion solutions to meet the diverse needs of student populations within your community. If you'd like more information...

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