Friday, July 16, 2010

Time Warner Cable Partners with League of United Latin American Citizens to Empower Latino Communities with Technology

NEW YORK & ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Time Warner Cable and the League of United Latin American Citizens have partnered to expand broadband Internet technology training to underserved Latino communities throughout the United States. The three-year $200,000 grant by Time Warner Cable will support technology centers that provide training, technology and support services in Latino communities served by the company. Under the agreement, the centers will receive technology benefits such as a broad array of technology equipment including desktop computers, laser printers, high speed internet access, LCD projectors and technology curriculums.

The centers -- located in San Antonio, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri (existing); Waukesha, Wisconsin (existing); Charlotte, North Carolina, and Cincinnati, Ohio -- were selected by a National grant competition based on each site’s competitive progress, its level of need to better serve the local community and its innovative application of technology. The five centers will become a part of LULAC’s Empower Hispanic America with Technology Network -- that currently provides broadband access free of charge to 100,000 visitors annually.

“LULAC is delighted with the tremendous support and partnership developed with Time Warner Cable to bring the latest technologies to the Hispanic community,” said LULAC National President Rosa Rosales. “Studies have show time and time again that those with access to technology resources fare better in life than those that do not. With this funding, we will be able to provide to those who are in most need of these services.”

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