Detroit aims to fight digital divide by donating used computers

The city is donating 500 pieces of used government computers to Detroiters as an attempt to shrink the digital divide.

The nonprofit human-I-T, with locations in California and Detroit, is processing and refurbishing the devices, which will be available at little to no cost depending on an individual’s income or other qualifications. The nonprofit has given out more than 17,000 devices since establishing its footprint in Detroit in summer 2020 through partnerships with several donors such as Rocket Companies, Ally Financial, Delta Dental and Wayne State University.

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Jennifer Jambor, senior programs manager for human-I-T said the company has a “top-notch” data destruction process to ensure all equipment is completely wiped. The city is replacing its equipment with newer models.


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