February 28, 2005


TaylorCNET (Taylor, Texas) has put wireless access points at 14 sites, including City Hall, housing authority locations, and the local Wal-Mart. The project helps cross the "digital divide" by providing access, as well as training in computer skills for senior citizens and Spanish speakers. TaylorCNET is a partnership between the City of Taylor, Taylor ISD, Taylor Economic Development, Williamson County, the Taylor Housing Authority, Johns Community Hospital, Taylor Chamber of Commerce and Temple College.

The TaylorCNET has trained over 700 citizens in basic computer skills free of charge. Classes have included ones for native Spanish language speakers, and some designed specifically for Senior Citizens.

Debbie Kiewit, manager of TaylorCNET, has told Save Muni Wireless, "We feel like the tremendous success we have experienced as a Community Network has been because of the collaborative spirit of our partners, all very interested in serving all people of our community through technology."



Ms. Debbie Kiewit
Manager - TaylorCNET
Taylor TX

Posted by chip at February 28, 2005 10:31 PM