Community Technology
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Community Technology

Community technology is the practice of synergizing the efforts of individuals, community technology centers and national organizations with federal policy initiatives around broadband, information access, education, and economic development.

National organizations efforts include:

  • Developing effective language
  • Executing and sharing strategies
  • Sharing assets
  • Pushing policy agendas
  • Creating marketing boiler templates
  • Tracking and sharing trends

Local organizations efforts include:

  • Helping with national fundraising
  • Educating local constituents about national issues
  • Providing meaningful feedback
  • Helping with grassroots organizing
  • Piloting innovate projects

Individual efforts include:

  • Asset sharing and collaboration both locally and (inter)nationally
  • Embracing new technology and improving access to its effective use
  • Building capacity for inclusion and accessibility


See also



  1. ^ M. Sully (2008-11-13), "What's Holding Us Back: Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Community Technology Field" (PDF), in Rawlins, Belinda, CTCNet 2008 Conference (PDF)|format= requires |url= (help), Los Angeles, California, retrieved

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