MACEDON, N.Y. (Jan. 6, 2020) – Spectrum today announced Macedon Public Library will receive a donation of 50 laptop computers for its programs as part of Spectrum’s Digital Education initiative, a $5 million national commitment to digital education in Spectrum communities across the country.
“We are proud to support the Macedon Public Library, whose connecting people to digital access programs will help further our mission to provide people of all ages in the community with the necessary tools to grow and prosper in the digital age,” said Rahman Khan, Vice President of Community Impact for Charter Communications, Inc.
On January 17 from 10:30 a.m. until noon the library will hold an open house in their Community Room. Spectrum representatives, Director Stacey Wicksall and several local, state and federal representatives will give brief remarks. Following the presentation, all will be invited to browse a variety of learning stations set up throughout the library in which participants will be given the opportunity to use the new laptops.
“Having these laptops will make it possible for the library to help people, of all ages and stages, gain access to the technology necessary to do an infinite number of things, such as designing customized materials in the library’s Idea Factory, completing the online 2020 census, crafting a business plan, completing taxes, borrowing ebooks, learning how to create online documents, spreadsheets and slide shows, tracing family heritage, taking classes on internet safety or learning a foreign language using Mango,” said Stacey Wicksall, Director for Macedon Public Library. “Through partnerships with others and our membership in the Pioneer Library System, we are able to offer abundant opportunities for people to have digital access that will build the strong digital literacy skills necessary for members of our community to thrive.”
Spectrum Digital Education Grants is Charter’s philanthropic initiative supporting nonprofit organizations that help local community members improve their lives through digital education. This support includes financial and technology grants, PSAs and technical assistance for local nonprofit organizations. In 2019, the company received more than 200 eligible applications and awarded grants to 31 organizations across 13 states. Since the inception of Spectrum Digital Education in 2017, the company has awarded 71 financial and technology grants to local nonprofits in 41 communities.
Charter Communications, through its Spectrum brand, is committed to improving communities and impacting lives where our customers and employees live and work. More information on Spectrum Digital Education and Charter’s other signature program, Spectrum Housing Assist — a commitment to engage employees and community volunteers to improve 50,000 homes by 2020 — is available at communityimpact.spectrum.com.
Spectrum is a suite of advanced broadband services offered by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Spectrum provides a full range of services, including Spectrum TV®, Spectrum Internet®, Spectrum Voice®, and Spectrum Mobile™. Spectrum Business® similarly provides scalable, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to small and medium sized business organizations, including Internet access, business telephone, and TV services. Spectrum Enterprise is a national provider of scalable, fiber-based technology solutions serving many of America’s largest businesses and communications service providers. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach® brand. Charter’s news and sports networks are operated under the Spectrum Networks brand. More information about Spectrum can be found at spectrum.com.