Sandburg College hosts free basic internet training

Ashlee Boers

Carl Sandburg College will host free basic internet training on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in rooms G108A and G108B in Building G at Carl Sandburg College. Two sessions will be offered, from 10 a.m. to noon, and from 6-8 p.m. The classes are provided by CenturyLink, Inc., and are part of a new service the company is offering to bring the internet to low-income families.

CenturyLink recently introduced CenturyLink Internet Basics to improve and promote broadband adoption and use by low-income consumers. To help get more low-income households online, CenturyLink is offering discounted high-speed internet service starting at $9.95 a month, plus applicable taxes and fees, to eligible consumers in the 37 states where it has local operations. The service provides access up to 1.5 Mbps downstream capability. Higher bandwidth services, where available, are offered at a comparable discount. CenturyLink also is offering program participants an Internet-ready netbook computer for $150, plus taxes, shipping and handling. The new equipment includes access to CenturyLink@Ease™, a comprehensive suite of backup, security and support services.

Additionally, residents of the Knox County Housing Authority will have free transportation available for the two sessions.

To register for the sessions, contact Linda Hankins, administrative assistant, Building G/Community Education, at (309) 345-3501 or For more information about CenturyLink Internet Basics, please visit