(PRWEB) July 16, 2015
JerseyOn, an EveryoneOn program focused on connecting low-income students and their families to affordable, high-speed Internet, announced its inaugural board of directors, which includes key business and community leaders from New Jersey and beyond.
“With the right support, we know that the digital divide in New Jersey is 100 percent solvable,” said JerseyOn chairman Josh Gottheimer. “We can’t afford to have students living in a bygone era, unconnected from all the educational and economic opportunity the Internet has to offer. This initiative will help close a significant gap. We want all residents across our state to have the opportunity to get connected so that New Jersey can compete and win in the 21st century economy.”
The following six leaders have agreed to serve on JerseyOn’s Board of Directors. The six members include:
- Josh Gottheimer, Board Chair
- Karen Dunn
- Victor J. Herlinsky, Jr.
- Susan McCue
- Craig Sher
- Gene B. Sperling
These board members come from a range of backgrounds but all share a desire to create more opportunities for residents of New Jersey through technology. With their help, JerseyOn aims to connect 5,000 households to Internet service by the end of 2015. To learn more about the board members, please visit JerseyOn.org/about/board.
JerseyOn works to eliminate the digital, economic, and academic divides by delivering low-cost home Internet, affordable computers, and digital literacy training for the thousands of unconnected people in our state. JerseyOn focuses its work on low-income households in New Jersey, aiming to leverage the democratizing power of the Internet to provide opportunity to all households—regardless of age, race, geography, income, or education level. For more information, visit JerseyOn.org.