Get Connected Oakland (GCO) was launched by Mayor Jean Quan on April 28, 2011. At the launch, Mayor Quan also announced Oakland's Digital Bill of Rights. The launch included several non-profit organizations and government agencies in Oakland.
In Oakland we are dedicated to equality of access and equality of opportunity in these ways:
- Equal access to computers and the Internet for all residents, regardless of economic status.
- Education and training classes for all residents to make them literate and productive users of technology.
- A support system to keep the digital divide from returning.”
The City has already engaged in a wide variety of activities to improve access including upgraded library access, over twenty new computer centers for our youth in the Oakland Park and Recreation Centers, dozens of free wi-fi hotspots and more.
individual organizations that make up GCO in 2010 are: the Oakland
Technology Exchange West, and the City of Oakland. We hope to add
to this list as organizations join us. By joining together, we will be
in a better position to seek funding as a collaborative with each
organization doing what they are most capable of doing. OTX West has
begun this website to maintain a clearing house of Oakland resources.
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