Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City University (OCU), located in the heart of a lower-income community, will work with residents and partners to address the needs for educational resources, English language instruction, and workforce training. Many residents in this part of Oklahoma City do not have access to a computer or the Internet and have not developed the digital literacy skills that are essential for employment or developing a small business. OCU’s Intergenerational Computer Center plans to address this problem with a multifaceted approach to providing community access to broadband. The project plans to open to the public an existing students-only 20-workstation computer center, construct a new 69-workstation center on campus, and deploy a “mobile PCC” van with 20 laptops to serve the community at large. The computer centers will provide connection speeds of up to 10 Mbps. OCU also plans to offer transportation to the computer centers to those in need.