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Time Warner, LULAC Open Hispanic Tech Center

June 6, 2013
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Time Warner Cable Business Class and League of United Latin American Citizens have opened an Empower Hispanic America Technology Center.

The center, at 8908 Old County Road, is part of a multiyear effort to expand broadband access and literacy among Latinos by the organization and the cable company. The center offers free, high-speed Internet access, computers and other equipment.

The center is the first of two new centers to be established in Texas this year and will bring the total to four TWBC-sponsored centers in the state. The existing centers are in Corpus Christi and Dallas, and the fourth will open later this year in Laredo.

The centers provide job training and search assistance, English language courses, citizenship classes, computer training and certifications, safe learning environments for students during after-school hours, and college application and financial aid seminars. The initiative increases access to technology for low-income Hispanic families.

"El Paso is shaped by the culture and traditions of the Latino community and is symbolic of the shifting demographics of a rapidly changing America," said Omar Baeza, manager, Time Warner Cable Business Class. "We recognize the need to bridge the digital divide, and Time Warner Cable Business Class is proud to partner with the communities we serve to empower them with all that broadband has to offer."

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