Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Class connects seniors

This article from the Advertiser on the successes of a computer/internet class for seniors is a bit of a change of pace but it serves to remind us (or me anyway) of why we are bothering with all this municipal fiber stuff. One of the biggest reasons to be in favor of the LUS fiber plan is that it will bring a better product at a cheaper price to everyone. Seniors are one of the largest 'underserved' groups and price is a big constraint on access for anyone on a fixed retirement budget.

This article illustrates just how enriching a good, open-ended, peer-taught class that opens up the possibilities of modern connectivity can be. We need some of this here...and with any luck will need it even more soon.

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