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Press & News

Press & News

AFN News

Austin Free-Net Announces New Board Members, Sept. 29, 2017

Austin Celebrates National Digital Inclusion Week, Highlights Importance of Internet Access for all, San Marcos Corrider News, May 10, 2017

La tecnología a tu alcance (Technology at your fingertips), El Mundo, May 4 – 10, 2017

Austin City Council Week Proclamations, Digital Inclusion Week, May 4, 2017

Bridging the Digital Divide, Austin Woman, April 2017

Google Fiber: 10,000 hours of digital literacy training provided to Austinites, Community Impact, March 31, 2017

Next Century Cities Announces Judges for Digital Inclusion Leadership Award, Next Century Cities, January 31, 2017

Mozilla Awards $241,000 to Explore the Intersection of Gigabit Technology and Civics, Robotics, Farming and More, Mozilla Learning, January 23, 2017

HACA Digital Inclusion Plan Hits Two-Year Mark, The Austin Chronicle, October 28, 2016

Notes from an Austin Free-Net panel on fixing the tech skills gap,, August 19, 2016

Digital Divide: 55,000 Austinites without Internet Access, KXAN, May 13, 2016

“Digital Inclusion Day” Aims to Educate on Modern Technology, Time Warner Cable News, May 14, 2016
Celebrate Austin’s Digital Inclusion Day at the Inaugural Digital Resource Fair,, May 3, 2016

11 Austin Free-Net Techno-Women Scholarships Awarded for IT Certification Program, Press Release, AFN, March 16, 2016

Bringing Internet access to public housing residents, Googlefiber blog, July 15, 2015

Google Fiber launches national fellowship program on digital divide, Austin American-Statesman, May 21, 2015

Collaborating to Connect, Huff Post, April 8,2015

Connecting a Whole Community, Austin Chronicle, January 23, 2015

Net Neutrality Finds Supporters in Austin, KEYE-TV News, November 14, 2014

10 more things I love about Austin, Austin American-Statesman, October 17, 2014

Trib Live: Demographic Change and the Digital Divide, The Texas Tribune, September 30, 2014

Juanita Budd, Austin Free-Net,One Voice Central Texas, July 15, 2014

AFN Program Specialist, Meredith Sisnett, discusses AFN services (podcast), Ujima Magazine radio, October 31, 2013

Bridging the Gap to promote Digital and Traditional Literacy, Citizen IBM, August 6, 2013

Austin Free-Net continues addressing digital divide, Austin American-Statesman, July 23, 2013

Man helping vets reconnect with civilian world, FOX7 News, July 3, 2013

Victory Program receives iPads and Androids, Austin Independent School District, June 10, 2013

AFN Executive Director, Juanita Budd, discusses Digital Inclusion (podcast), KAZI 88.7 FM Economic Perspectives, April 2013

Austin Free-Net Partners with TSD for Video Game Development Weekend for Teens, Deaf Network of Texas, April 2013

Austin Free-Net Pilots Online Literacy Program with Any Baby Can, Any Baby Can, December 2012

Austin Free-Net: Enhancing the Workforce of Austin, Ujima Magazine, December 2012

Students Aid in Homeless Shelter, Computer Literacy Group in Fall Trip, Princeton Alumni Weekly, November 2013

Austin Free-Net Offers Discounted CompTIA Certification Training, Tech Certification, July 2012

Austin Free-Net Helps Adults Bridge the Digital Divide, Austin Post, August 2012



Free internet initiative is big step for Nashville, The Tennessean, July 16, 2015

Austin Free-Net: Linking Texans with Jobs, Connected Nation, July 2013

Austin Free-Net Job Assistance and Volunteer Experience YELP, April 2013

Building E-Books in Austin, TX!, Reading Companion, December 2012

Austin Free-Net is Host to Broadband Across Texas Week, Elinks Today, July 2012

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