New public computer lab opens in north Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – More people in the north Nashville area will have access to the internet thanks to a new public computer lab.

A grand opening celebration was held Sunday at the lab, which is located in the Westwood Baptist Church’s University Center on Albion Street between 25th and 26th avenues.

The lab came about through joint efforts of Comcast and members of the Urban League of Middle Tennessee.

Comcast also plans to give a  $70,000 grant to the organization to support their digital literacy program, which includes the addition of more computer labs.

The pastor of Westwood Baptist Church told News 2 this fills an important need in the community.

“Well, this is really an excellent opportunity to bridge that digital divide that exists between this community and many other communities. There are so many people in this area without computer services, so this computer center is a great asset for them,” explained Pastor Barton Harris.

In addition to offering computer access, they will also host classes about responsible internet use and digital learning for adults.