Since last summer, Gary Bonner, the executive director of PCs for People, has been trying to help close the digital divide in Baltimore. Roughly 90,000 homes in Baltimore do not have access to internet services and 75,000 homes do not have a desktop or laptop computer, making it difficult for residents to go to school or apply for jobs, according to the Abell Foundation. In his role, the 55-year-old Mount Washington resident tries to track down people who do not have computers and tablets in their household and want them. The company repurposes donated electronics and places them in the hands of residents at little or no cost.
‘The answer is in the trash’: PCs for People works to close Baltimore’s yawning digital divide
April 20, 2021