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Sign Up for a DECA Working Group

Closing out 2016, the City of Austin Office of Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs (TARA) staff led the last Digital Empowerment Community of Austin (DECA) meeting for the year on December 9.  Launched in 2015, DECA is a network of digital inclusion organizations and stakeholders working to improve our community’s ability […]

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Welcome Aboard AFN AmeriCorps Volunteers

We are fortunate to have two Americorps volunteers serve Austin Free-Net this fiscal year—Alix T. Potter and Greg De Thomaso. AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Greg is an Americorps Volunteer in […]

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We Need Your Help!

You are already a vital part of the AFN family and play a huge role in breaking down digital barriers in our community. But there are still 55,000 households in Austin that are under-connected and we want to let them know about our resources and how they can get online. […]

Welcome AFN VISTA Volunteers

At the beginning of this month, two special volunteers joined the Austin Free-Net family. Joo Hee Ahn and Michael Bass are part of the Volunteers In Service to America (VISTA) program. VISTA was founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 as a national service program designed specifically to […]

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