What is community technology center (CTC)? - Definition from WhatIs.com

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community technology center (CTC)

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A community technology center (CTC) is a facility that provides free or low-cost computer access, and sometimes training, to people lacking the resources to have a computer in their home. Such facilities are generally established through a collaborative effort on the part of government and non-profit organizations, as well as corporate and private citizens.

Community computing projects throughout the world are establishing CTCs as a means of bridging the digital divide . Typical features of a CTC include: free or inexpensive computer access on a walk-in basis; location in a low-income neighborhood; resources and training geared towards the needs of the community; and community input into center activities and administration.

This was last updated in March 2011
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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