Carmel, IN (April 15, 2014) – Bright House Networks, Net Literacy and Carmel Clay Schools were honored at a special presentation by Mayor Brainard and the City of Carmel for their contribution to the community of Carmel.
Since 2004, Carmel High School’s Net Literacy student volunteers have donated computers to families of Carmel Clay School’s students without a computer at home, scripted and starred in Internet safety public service announcements to increase awareness about internet safety, and refurbished hundreds of computers each year so that computer labs can be constructed, expanded or refreshed at public libraries, community centers and afterschool programs in the Carmel area.
“Net Literacy really started taking off when Mayor Brainard allowed us to use City Hall to conduct our first computer drive and we netted 150 computers from Carmel residents,” said Dan Kent, Executive Director, Founder of Net Literacy and former Carmel Clay student. “The key to making a difference has been the ten years of support by Carmel High School and student volunteers that have made a difference by repurposing over 3500 computers that have impacted 10,000s of Hoosiers in 72 counties. None of this would have been possible without the continuing support and advocacy of Bright House Networks, who once again, showed that it is a socially responsible organization that gives back to the communities it serves.”
Bright House Networks has supported the City of Carmel, Carmel Clay Schools and Net Literacy by providing the computers for Carmel High School Net Literacy volunteers to repurpose, as well as assisting in the production and airing of over 31 student-created public service announcements that have helped increase Internet safety awareness to Carmel residents. In 2013, Bright House Networks also helped engage hundreds of Carmel Clay students through an anti-bullying PSA contest.
“Bright House Networks believes we have a responsibility in our community to promote digital inclusion and Internet safety programs,” said Don Williams, Indianapolis Vice President of Operations for Bright House Networks. “Our longstanding partnership between Net Literacy, Carmel Clay Schools and the City of Carmel has given us the opportunity to provide free, critically needed computers to many students as well as educate our youth about the importance of being safe online.”
For more information about Bright House Networks, visit brighthouse.com. For more information about Net Literacy, visit netliteracy.org.
About Bright House Networks
Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida, with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.
Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data, home security and automation and voice services. The company also offers a portfolio of customizable, cutting-edge business solutions spanning Internet, MEF-certified Metro Ethernet, WiFi, security, telephony, and video. Bright House Media Strategies, the advertising arm of Bright House Networks, offers businesses advanced targeted advertising solutions. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive local news and sports channels in its Florida markets.
For more information about Bright House Networks or our products and services, visit brighthouse.com.
About Net Literacy
Established in 2003, Net Literacy is a student-managed non-profit organization that promotes youth philanthropy through community outreach programs. Its mission is to increase computer access by creating public computer labs, teaching computer and Internet skills and educating youth and parents about Internet safety. Comprised of youth and adult board members, Net Literacy has established hundreds of computer labs to increase computer and Internet access to the underserved, including labs at community centers, senior centers, libraries, schools, churches and other non-profits.
For more information about Net Literacy, visit netliteracy.org