In a world of ever increasing technology, The New York City Housing Authority is literally rolling out digital help in two renovated Vans that are filled with eight computer stations. These vans are for use in New York neighborhoods, right now and you can find the schedule on NYC.gov. Today, with so much of the employment online, many citizens do not have access to the Internet in order to search and apply.
Every week the Digital Vans parks in a different area and allows the residents to use the computer stations inside the van, free of charge. The Digital Van is equipped with Wi-Fi and can travel to any location and keep reception. If the residents have a laptop, they can come sit outside and use the Wi-Fi from the van. Technology is reaching out and encompassing those who did not even realize that they needed high tech. Areas like the Bronx are finding this idea very useful.
This is new project entitled the Digital Van Program is totally funded by the federal government’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, which seeks to expand broadband access to communities across America. Their mission is to make computer technology widespread in the U.S., and it seems like they’re off to a good start.