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Grassroots Outreach Helping Close Region's Digital Divide



On January 10 Fresno State Call Center Program assistants, Claudia Sanchez, and Luz Ezquivel went out to do outreach in the community of Dinuba, CA at the United Market, a local grocery store, to discuss and promote OCED’s broadband initiative.

The role of the Fresno State Call Center is to help connect communities like Dinuba to low cost-internet, helping to close the digital divide across the Central Valley.

Dinuba is one of the communities that qualify in obtaining a free Chromebook when applying through Fresno State Call Center. Our team provides different internet options based on the zip codes of that area. Prices start as low as $9.95/ per month.

In order to qualify for low-cost internet, our team first makes sure that there is internet available in the area, then our team members ask a series of short questions where they will determine if the client is prequalified.

Fresno State Call Center will be visiting Dinuba again and other communities across the Central Valley in the upcoming months.

You can follow our call canter on their mission to bring low cost internet to rural cities by following them on Facebook (San Joaquin Valley Rural Development).