Rural Broadband Consortium
Jumpstart your digital skillset.
Already, technology plays a powerful role in how we connect, learn and engage with our communities ‐ and that role is only growing in importance and scale. Here are some resources from consortium partners C Spire and Microsoft to help develop your tech skills to participate in today's digital economy.
Build digital literacy.
Microsoft offers a variety of tools to help you understand and safely use devices, software and the internet, like a Digital Literacy Course and a free one-month trial of Microsoft 365 with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more.
Stay safe online.
Whether you're checking your social media or learning online, know how to stay safe while using the internet. Get tips from Microsoft to help protect your privacy, combat online harassment and more.
Discover computer science.
At C Spire, we fight for computer science in schools because we know just how many doors it can open. Check out our C Spire Tech Movement initiatives or help your kids get hands-on coding experience with free Minecraft Hour of Code tutorials.