Did you know?
14,000 homes in Dane County don’t have access to internet as of 2017
Internet connected households save an average of $1,000 a year
- Stronger connections build stronger communities, one household at a time
Affordable home internet access is available to qualifying families. In Dane County Access from ATT, Internet Assist from Spectrum and Mobile Beacon from PCs for People are available, starting at $10 per month. Each program has different qualifications, pricing and speeds. The Public Service Commission has developed a tool for households to check program availability. Click below to go to the tool.
Everyone On Madison offers low-cost desktop computers to eligible low-income households. Quality devices are donated by local businesses, refurbished by our partner Cascade Asset Management and deployed in the community by DANEnet staff. Recipients must participate in a computer class, provide proof of residency and meet certain income eligibility requirements.
DANEnet offers free digital literacy workshops at Madison community centers and other anchor institutions. The workshops cover basic computer skills, consumer safety, internet privacy, email, cloud storage and basic office software. Workshops are offered in English and Spanish. Hmong translation is available at some sites. Contact DANEnet for our class schedule. Click for the class schedule.
Device Fix IT clinics are to repair and support computers and hardware owned by households without the means to fix them. Adults can bring in their devices (smart phone, desktop, tower, laptop, etc.) and DANEnet staff and volunteers will help assess, fix and clean the devices. DANEnet will provide free recycling for items beyond their useful life. Click below for the schedule of upcoming clinics.
Everyone On Madison is seeking area businesses to donate computers. The donation can be done easily through your regular device refresh process or as a separate donation. Join local companies like CUNA Mutual Group, American Family Insurance and Old National Bank and help to solve this community problem. DANEnet will provide digital literacy training, ongoing support and ensure that income eligible families receive the computers. Click below to complete our contact form and a DANEnet staff will promptly reply.
Tech savvy volunteers are needed to assist with both short term and one-time program needs. Volunteers can assist with digital literacy instruction or help with device fix it clinics. Regular volunteer responsiblities might include removing malware from a device, helping to do a privacy check on a computer, assisting someone to store files in the cloud or installing new memory. Click to complete the volunteer form.
Financial contributions are needed to provide digital literacy classes, support host site partners and coordinate community volunteers. Financial contributions will also be used to refurbish, re-image and deploy the desktop computers in the community. DANEnet is a nonprofit organization and financial contributions to the project are tax-deductible. Click below to contribute.
Computer Class ScheduleBasic computer classes for adults
Classes will cover computer essentials; topics such as basic skills, searching the internet, using email, office productivity, storing files and social media.
Vera Court Neighborhood Center
614 Vera Court, Madison, WI 53704
Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30 pm
January 9 – February 20
July 6, September 7, November 2
Boys and Girls Club – Allied Family Center
4619 Jenewein Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53711
Catholic Multi-Cultural Center en espanol
1862 Beld St, Madison, WI 53713
Tuesdays 5:30 – 7:00 PM
January 15th – February 26th
Registration required call Julia at 608-556-5921
Lussier Community Education Center
55 S Gammon Rd, Madison, WI 53717
Fix-IT ClinicA free community technology education event providing computer hardware repair, education and tech support.
Have a Computer Question or Issue?
- If your computer or laptop is slow, not working, or seems to have a virus, bring it in for free tech support!
- Our volunteers will teach valuable repair skills, answer questions, and give technical advice about your device.
Details & What to Bring:
- First come, first served. Labor is FREE. Volunteers can offer advice on purchasing parts online or at local repair stores
- Bring your laptop, and/or desktop tower and power cord.
- Volunteers will help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.
Wednesday December 5th
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Lussier Community Education Center
55 S. Gammon Rd. Madison, WI 53717
January date to be decided
5:00 – 8:00
Madison Public Library – Meadowridge
5726 Raymond Rd, Madison, WI 53711
2019 schedule coming soon
517 N. Segoe Rd. #210
Madison, WI 53705