Through the support of our sponsors DHA residents and surrounding Denver communities are now receiving affordable high-speed internet options and computer devices for the home, and cutting-edge technology training from a network of five Technology Hubs.
Through a Comcast Internet Essentials Accelerator Funding grant, DHA is transforming five computer labs into Technology Hubs that will serve entire Denver communities in 2017 with the latest in digital technology, training opportunities, and high speed networks. In addition, Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, which provides low-cost, high-speed, home Internet access ($9.95/per month + tax), has been expanded to include all DHA residents through the HUD Housing Assistance Program. More information on Comcast Internet Essentials is available at http://InternetEssentials.com.
A grant from the City of Denver, Office of Economic Development is creating a Technology Hub for the Westwood Homes community with high-speed WiFi internet network, new computers, interactive wall panel screen, and video-conference capabilities.
Live Wire Networks is a broadband Internet company providing services to homes and business in Colorado. In 2017 Live Wire began installing WiFi that is available for no cost to DHA residents in the common spaces of several properties. Where service is available they provide in-home WiFi service for DHA residents with prices start $10/month with speeds ranging from 25-50 Mbps (after a $50 installation charge). DHA residents can apply by calling 303-458-5667 (selection option 1) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PCs for People is a nonprofit that refurbishes computers from businesses and individuals. Since 2015 they have provided affordable PCs, internet, and repairs to DHA residents and others with limited experience with technology due to social, physical, or economic circumstances.
With the support of Verizon more than 30 DHA youth ages 12-18 in 2017 are receiving high level training in website development and coding from industry experts.
In order to make the ConnectHome Denver initiative available to the Denver Metro’s more than 650,000 low to moderate-income residents, program funding is being actively pursued through public and private resources.
Your investment in ConnectHome Denver will establish a full-service Training and Learning Center “Technology Hub” supporting, not only DHA families, but an entire neighborhood of families and vital community organizations.
Through your valuable support, the Opportunity Center Technology Hubs will be equipped with the following technology and training capabilities: