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The Computer Commuter is a tricked out van with public access to computers and broadband. It travels aroudn Lac qui Parle County Minnesota allowing residents to stop in and take a spin or learn a lesson to increase broadband adoption.

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  • 1. LqP Computer Commuter Mary Quick, Coordinator

2. Time Line of Events

  • August:
    • Launch
  • September:
    • Conducted Survey
  • October:
    • Began Weekly Visits

3. Weekly Schedule

  • Monday
    • Bellingham and Nassau
  • Tuesday
    • Madison and Marietta
  • Wednesday
    • Boyd
  • Thursday
    • Dawson

4. Our Patrons

  • Bellingham:8
  • Boyd:12
  • Dawson:17
  • Madison:15
  • Marietta:15
  • Nassau:9
  • Total Number:76

5. Breakdown by Age

  • 7-12 grade:5%
  • 41-50 years:14%
  • 51-60 years:15%
  • 61-70 years:33%
  • 71-80 years:28%
  • 81+ years5%

6. Monthly Attendance

  • October:107
  • November: 74
  • December: 37(missed 4 days)
  • January: 50(missed 32% of visits)
  • February: 42
  • March: 39(1 vacation week)
  • April: 58

7. Activities Occurring Onboard

  • Basic Keyboarding
  • Windows 7
  • Creating Documents
  • Excel spreadsheet
  • Organization of Documents/Pictures
  • Health Benefits/Enrollment
  • Automatic payroll
  • Scan documents to save digitally
  • Business cards
  • Photoshop
  • Skype
  • Email
  • Ebay

8. Outreach

  • Sent Christmas cards
  • Both papers publish Weekly Schedule
  • Use of laptops by others
    • EDA
    • LqP Community Ed
  • Civic Organizations
    • Kiwanis
    • Chamber of Commerce
    • Sons of Norway
  • Classes
    • MIRC online workshops
  • LqP County Fair
  • Parade
  • Pampered Stroll

9. Outreach Sons of Norway 10. Outreach

  • Big leap across digital divide
    • West Central Tribune, March 2011

11.

  • Turning the darn thing on said Fred Eckhardt of Boyd when asked what was the most difficult part of working on a computer.West Central Tribune, March 2011

12. I almost cried said Connie Lein when all the neat stuff she had gotten on to her screen disappeared West Central Tribune, March 2011 13. Review of Project Goals:

  • Increase Knowledge, Understanding and Usage of broadband technology
  • Financial Barriers: offer free access to computers, internet and tutoring
  • Increase the quality of life
  • Lac qui Parle county becomes more competitive

14. Work Completed & in Progress:

  • Weekly Visits
    • Computers
    • Internet
    • Help
  • Ancestry.com
    • Madison Community Foundation
    • Dawson Community Foundation
  • ABE Summer Institute
  • PCs for People
  • MIRC Workshops

15. Future Needs:

  • Additional:
    • Bus
    • Staff
    • Programs for laptops
    • Subscription/membership fees
  • Revised layout of bus

16. Revisions/Changes

  • Layout of stations

17. To Sustain the Computer Commuter:

  • Continued support from:
    • TDF Foundation
    • Blandin Foundation
    • SW ABE
    • Communities
    • Telephone Companies

18. Communities Bellingham, Marietta and Nassau 19.

  • Thank you