EdenNews: January 2015 Newsletter
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Importance of #Internet4All #BetterBroadband

What would your life be like if you could not connect to the internet? Imagine having to drive around looking for free Wifi so your children can do their homework, having to stand in line for a computer at the library so you can look for a job, having to wait until your appointment to communicate with your doctor.

The effort to bridge the Digital Divide isn't a new one for Eden: We built our first computer room in our properties in 1996. We understood then, and understand now, that providing our residents with computers and internet access is giving them the opportunities to greatly enhance their lives.

We launched Communities Wired! to bring internet access to our residents and we are leading along with CETF, NHC, (our featured podcast guests) and NeighborWorks a national connectivity working group to encourage policies that expand access for low-income households. 

Find out more below and at

Linda Mandolini

It’s not just about housing . . . it’s about people.
FIND BELOW:     New Affordable Housing Podcast    |    Communities Wired!    |    Resource Articles
 Affordable Housing Podcast by Eden Housing
No Internet Access? 80 million Americans Cannot Afford to be Connected.

Nearly one-third of Americans have no broadband access at all. This episode of the Affordable Housing Podcast focuses on what it will take to bridge the Digital Divide. Click here to listen to the podcast.
We ask Sunne Wright McPeak, President and CEO of the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF), and Chris Estes, President and CEO of the National Housing Conference (NHC), how to get more low-income households online.

Click here for a one-page infographic on the Comcast-Time Warner merger and how the FCC can support #Internet4All.
 Communities Wired!Communities Wired!
Digital Literacy and Affordable Broadband 

Communities Wired! is an Eden Housing initiative funded by the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) that promotes digital literacy as a path toward broadband adoption in Eden Housing communities. The program strives to bridge the Digital Divide for those most in need by providing computer training and low cost options for computer equipment and Internet service.

To date, more than 1,000 Eden residents have attended a digital literacy training with nearly 450 households connecting to affordable broadband internet with nearly 60% of them having NEVER connected to the internet before!

Click here for more information about Communities Wired!

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