Oakland tries to conquer digital divide

OAKLAND, Calif.

Mayor Jean Quan fully supports Get Connected Oakland's goal of eliminating the digital divide in Oakland. According to Quan, 50 percent of the city's low-income residents are without high-speed internet and they are the people that need it the most to access education, health and government services.

Get Connected Oakland will offer computer classes at Oakland Technical Exchange and, where needed, computers will be given to needy groups.

Quan Thursday presented a proclamation reinforcing the city's commitment to the effort.

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