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Digital Bytes II: Broadband Access Programs

AFN offered a second byte of Digital Inclusion information on April 22 with our new lunchtime speaker series, Digital Bytes. Four community leaders from the corporate and nonprofit arena shared insights about broadband access programs. The panel discussed challenges and solutions to connect the community.  In keeping with the broadband […]


Community Walk with Council Member Ora Houston

On Saturday April 23, Austin City Council Member Ora Houston joined Austin Free-Net and talked with residents in East Austin about free digital literacy services and the importance of being online. Together with 21 volunteers we connected with 460 households! But the work is far from over… We need your […]


Our 2014 – 2015 Annual Report

                            We are proud to present our 2014-2015 Annual Report! The program year has been one of profound growth for Austin Free-Net. Our focus has been on serving more under-connected citizens and strengthening our programs.  Here are our […]

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Outreach Volunteers Needed

                We are seeking volunteers for a door-to-door outreach effort in East Austin. Volunteers will talk with residents about the importance of being connected to the Internet and about free computer training available to them at public labs and libraries. On April 23, […]


Launch of Techno-Women

AFN is excited to announce that we launched our new Techno-Women program on March 7, 2015! Eleven women received a $7,500 scholarship to participate in the program that will educate and certify students in COMP TIA A+ and COMPTIA Network+ Cerfications.  The 34 week program will include an internship with […]

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