The Volo Digital Equality Initiative is a set of programs that Volo Broadband is supporting to help eliminate the digital divide in Champaign County.
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Non Profits & Community Organizations Request for Proposal
Parkland College and Volo Broadband has an additional program, where community organizations can submit a request for FREE computers, printers and equipment. Started in 2008, this effort has supplied free computers to dozens of anchor and non-profit institutions. These donations are made possible by partnering with local corporate donors and Volo / Parkland College's Digital Equality Initative. Click on this link to be directed to begin the application process.
Parkland College offers free computer literacy classes, year-round, at the Illinois WorkNet center and the Urbana Free Library (coming soon to Champaign!). No need to plan ahead—just show up to start! 3pm-5pm Monday thru Thursday at 1307 N Mattis Ave, Champaign, IL
The last frontier of the digital divide is internet connectivity. Volo offers the lowest-cost internet service available in some areas, and the only internet service in some others. Volo also supports the UC2B initiative in its efforts to bring community anchor institutions and low-income areas of town to the forefront of technology. And Comcast's Internet Essentials program also provides low-cost internet access for households that qualify.