The opening of the CT2C is coming with digital literacy, STEM Robotics workshops, Cisco Academy, computer refurbishing, and more.  (Please support our crowdfunding and MacArthur grant applications.) The gigabit-speed broadband network is coming to Woodlawn, Hyde Park, Washington Park and Kenwood. The Southside Broadband Expansion Collaborative NFP is expanding with a series of workshop presentations. And much more.
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The Broadband Vision(tm)

Published By The Chicago Digital Access Alliance Inc. and the Southside Broadband Collaborative NFP
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Residents Of The Digital Era,

Change is coming to Chicago's South Side communities of Douglas, Grand Boulevard, Kenwood, Oakland, Hyde Park, Washington Park, Woodlawn, Grand Crossing And South Shore.

Gigabit-speed internet connectivity from the fiber-optic wireless network now being built for deployment in late summer 2013 will spark business growth and innovation, new product development, and an influx of new residents and housing development on a scale never before seen on the South Side. Broadband speed changes the game for new businesses building 21st century enterprises and programs impacting health and human services, education, safety and commerce-community development.

The Woodlawn Broadband Expansion Partnership L3C created the vision and made the case for South Side broadband expansion. The development of the larger broadband expansion neighborhood footprint grew out of the initial organizing and development work of the WBEP L3C. The South Side Broadband Expansion Collaborative NFP (SSBEC) connects all nine (9) Southside communities to education about broadband opportunities, use cases, business and job creation and strategic planning initiatives to engage residents, businesses, not-for-profits, public, educational and anchor institutions in the nine communities to the developments and benefits the network deployment promises.

This is our first newsletter, which will be published every month. In this issue: the Creative Technology Training Center (CT2C) is opening in Woodlawn; Gigabit Squared, lead corporation developing the broadband network, hires a general manager for the Chicago network; the CT2C launches two crowdfunding campaigns to generate resources for the Center; and MacArthur is reviewing a STEM Robotics Funding application for Woodlawn and we need your vote!

There will be many more articles, feature stories, event information, and interviews with key leaders in the nine (9) communities as the broadband expansion effort rolls out. This newsletter is about the vision for a network that delivers huge benefits to South Side residents. And that's why the name of this newsletter is "The Broadband Vision(tm): 21st Century Connected Neighborhoods." Please read our newsletter and send us your feedback and comments at And follow us on Twitter @ssbroadband.



Pierre Clark
Woodlawn Broadband Expansion Partnership L3C
Southside Broadband Expansion Collaborative NFP

Laura Lane
Woodlawn Broadband Expansion Partnership L3C
Southside Broadband Expansion Collaborative NFP


CT2C Is Opening In Woodlawn

The CDAA's Creative Technology Training Center at 6353 South Cottage Grove Avenue is opening with Digital Literacy classes, a Cisco Academy, IT certification classes in A+, Network+, and training classes for low-income residents seeking jobs and to build their skills. We're raising money for the Center's operations through two crowdfunding campaigns:

Please support these crowdfunding campaigns. 100% of your donation goes toward supporting residents receiving the digital literacy training they need.

Vote Now For STEM Robotics Training Program In Woodlawn

 The CDAA/Keylink Technologies Inc. STEM/Robotics Training program will offer at-risk youth in Woodlawn the opportunity to build and race their own remote-controlled cars, learn the Scratch and Lego programming languages, and learn how to create Windows and Android-based mobile apps. From now through 7:00 p.m CST, you can vote for our project to receive $10,000.00 in funding from the MacArthur Foundation. Here is the link. Please click on it and vote for our project. Thanks very much.

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