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Time Warner Cable and The Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York (KCS) Enhance Technology Access by Launching the Time Warner Cable Learning Lab

NEW YORK, (June 2, 2015) – As part of a multi-year effort to provide New Yorkers with free access to state-of-the-art computer and technology centers, Time Warner Cable has opened its newest Learning Labs at The Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS) in Flushing on June 2. A $48, 700 grant from Time Warner Cable funded The Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York with new desktop computers, laptops, smart boards and projectors. Time Warner Cable Business Class enhanced the donation by powering the lab with complimentary high-speed Internet service.

“Time Warner Cable is proud to partner with an organization that serves as a strong voice for the Asian American community in New York City, ” said John Quigley, regional vice president of operations for Time Warner Cable. “We hope Learning Labs like this one will empower residents with greater access to the Internet and create beneficial opportunities that will promote digital literacy to help close the digital divide.”

“On behalf of the Board and Staff of Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS), I am very pleased to announce this partnership with Time Warner Cable (TWC) in providing us with this state-of-the-art Learning Lab. TWC has provided us with computers, smart boards, tablets and laptops to help us provide free high quality educational programs to our low-income clients in the Asian community, allowing them to build crucial skills and become more self-sufficient and active members of their community. We are very thankful for the generosity of TWC and for their recognition of providing these types of services in the Asian community of New York City, ” said Linda Lee, Executive Director at KCS.

“I applaud Time Warner Cable and The Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS) for establishing this essential partnership. With the launch of this learning laboratory, Time Warner Cable and KCS are enhancing the community and advancing the daily lives of New York City residents, ” said New York City Council Member Paul Vallone.

“It is important to modernize and reduce the digital division between communities. The Learning Lab is an excellent opportunity to revitalize and empower communities by providing access to specialized e-learning programs, high speed internet service, and state-of-the-art technology, ” said New York State Assembly member Ron Kim.

As part of its franchise renewal with the City of New York in 2011, Time Warner Cable has committed to open 40 Learning Labs in New York City by 2020 — providing low income communities with free access to computers and high-speed Internet. Time Warner Cable’s total investment to equip these 40 facilities will exceed $2 million, plus additional in-kind funding from Time Warner Cable Business Class for complimentary Internet and video services. Non-profit partners, such as The Center, oversee the labs’ daily operations and utilize their technologies for the people they serve.

Time Warner Cable has opened 17 learning labs throughout New York City. Labs are currently located at the YWCA in Manhattan; Woodside on the Move in Woodside, Queens; Red Hook Initiative in Red Hook, Brooklyn; Good Shepherd Services in Park Slope, Brooklyn; Sunnyside Community Services in Sunnyside, Queens and Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation in Far Rockaway, Queens. Labs have also opened at the Brooklyn Navy Yard; HeartShare Human Services in Bay Ridge, Gerard Carter Community Center in Stapleton, Staten Island; as well as at the Chinese-American Planning Council in Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood. Harlem is presently home to three labs, including the Police Athletic League Center, the James Weldon Johnson Community Center and the Ali Forney Center.

Time Warner Cable’s New York City service area includes Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, western Brooklyn, and Mt. Vernon, NY, as well as Bergen and Hudson counties in New Jersey.

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