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There has always been a gap between those people and communities who can make effective use of information technology and those who cannot. Now, more than ever, unequal adoption of technology excludes many from reaping the fruits of the economy.

We use the term "digital divide" to refer to this gap between those who can effectively use new information and communication tools, such as the Internet, and those who cannot. While a consensus does not exist on the extent of the divide (and whether the divide is growing or narrowing), researchers are nearly unanimous in acknowledging that some sort of divide exists at this point in time. We focus on minorities and people with disabilities, and we also occasionally help seniors and veterans.

We Focus on Two Segmented Groups


The Disabled
The Deaf
The Blind
The Physically Disabled

Benefits of Bridging the Digital Divide
Builds Human Capital
Builds Social Capital
Improves Communities
Lowers Crime
Corporate America needs unsaturated markets to sell to
Corporate America needs loyal employees to hire
Shortage of labor within the next eight years
Save Taxpayers Billions in reactive costs
Helps America recycle computer hardware

Of the Recycling Alliance
There is $6 billion in unspent co-op dollars available
Uses minority and disabled employees
Thousands of computers will need recycling in upcoming years
Need large distribution channel to get rid of older (1 – 5 years) PCs & printers
Up to 70 pounds of techno-trash: $20.00 revenue, audit trail confirmation incl., average PC ~ 30 pounds
Need 21 locations nationwide to get low USPS rates (6000 - 8000 ft)
Unicor: added service with prison labor
Current distribution methods are impractical, inefficient
Computer towers have silicon, monitors contain mercury; both pollute the environment


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