Bridging the Digital Divide: PCs for People Empowers Westside Residents with Access to Technology

In today’s digital age, access to technology has become a fundamental necessity. Unfortunately, many individuals and communities still face barriers in obtaining reliable and affordable devices and internet services. However, organizations like PCs for People have emerged as invaluable resources, providing the tools needed for communities to bridge the digital divide.

PCs for People is a non-profit organization committed to promoting digital inclusion by refurbishing and distributing computers to low-income individuals and underserved communities. This initiative has significant implications for our Historic Westside where many individuals have restricted access to reliable and affordable devices and internet services due to income inequities. By offering low-cost computers, PCs for People enables Westside residents to access vital online resources, educational opportunities, employment prospects, and healthcare services. It empowers individuals to enhance their digital skills, fostering economic growth and improved quality of life.

The digital divide has become an obstacle to progress and equality. PCs for People plays a crucial role in bridging this gap by providing affordable devices and internet connectivity options, ensuring that no one is left behind in the technology-driven world. By partnering with PCs for People, Westside Future Fund (WFF) aligns its mission to create a thriving, equitable community with the goal of empowering its residents through digital access and literacy.

As a part of the effort to deliver affordable internet options to Westside residents, the two organizations have agreed to install a fixed wireless LTE tower on the roof of WFF’s headquarters at 970 Jefferson Street which will amplify connectivity and provide access to the nearby historic neighborhoods.

The collaboration between the two organizations exemplifies the power of community-driven initiatives. By combining resources and expertise, they amplify their impact, opening doors of opportunity for Westside residents. Together, we are working toward a future where technology serves as a catalyst for positive change, fostering a stronger, more connected community.

Westside residents can visit PCs for People’s Atlanta location at Westside Works, 261 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30314. There they can purchase desktops starting at $0, laptops starting at $50 and internet service starting at a down payment of $60 plus $15 per month. For those eligible, PCs for People will help you sign up for free internet service through the Affordable Connectivity Program.