Loren Williams – Retired Computers to Bridge the Digital Divide

Host Karl sits down with Loren Williams of PCs for People.

After more than 25 years working for IBM and other companies that bought, sold, and leased computer equipment, Loren Williams moved to the non-profit sector joining PCs for People in 2021. Loren focuses on building relationships with organizations that want to put their “retired” technology towards bridging the digital divide. In his spare time, Loren likes to bicycle and travel.

According to the Pew Research Center, about 4 in 10 adults with lower incomes do not have a desktop or laptop computer (41%). In our modern society, reliance on technology access has never been greater, as it has become a necessity for learning, working, health care and many other daily activities.

PCs for People works to fix this problem. In 2021 we distributed 53,000 computers to low-income individuals and saved 3.5 million pounds of electronics from going into landfills.

Resources and Links:

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/06/22/digital-divide-persists-even-as-americans-with-lower-incomes-make-gains-in-tech-adoption/

https://www.pcsforpeople.org

https://www.linkedin.com/in/loren-r-williams/recent-activity/shares/

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