Cedillo to Donate 100 Computers with Hotspots in CD1

Cedillo to Donate 100 Computers with Hotspots in CD1

December 5, 2017

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Cedillo to Donate 100 Computers with Hotspots in CD1
Bridging the Digital Divide in CD1 During the Holiday Season

Los Angeles—Councilmember Cedillo will partner with the City’s OurcycleLA program to close the digital divide in Council District 1 by donating free refurbished desktop computers with mobile hotspots built into them (complete with internet service until 2021). OurcycleLA is a city effort to close the digital divide, create jobs/provide job training to youth, and reduce the city’s e-waste footprint by recycling unused city computers.

Mobile Hotspot run on the Sprint 4G LTE network and can connect up to 10 internet-enabled devices. Hotspot service comes with free Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) compliant content filer that blocks adult content and malware while device is on the Sprint network. This content filter blocks the same content for all computing devices that are connected to the hotspot.

WHAT: Cedillo Computer with Hotspot Giveaway

WHO: Gil Cedillo, Councilmember, First District
100 Families from Council District 1

WHEN: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:00 PM

WHERE: Old Bank Building, 5601 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042

INFO: Fredy Ceja at (323)574-6013 or Fredy.Ceja@lacity.org

Councilmember Gil Cedillo currently represents the 1st Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Sycamore Grove, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Lafayette Park, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, University Park, Mid Cities and Mac Arthur Park.

Under the leadership of Council President Wesson and the City Council, the City of Los Angeles is extending the OurCycleLA project, a digital inclusion program designed to take advantage of the thousands of salvage computers from the City. The primary goals of the program are to maximize the use of the computers while reducing the electronic waste footprint, provide job training to youths and employment opportunities for individuals with high barriers to employment, and help bridge the digital divide in Los Angeles. A limited number of refurbished computers are being distributed to qualified participants in various underserved communities throughout the City.

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