TWC shows seniors the positives of the internet
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ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- Time Warner Cable and Senator John DeFrancisco are teaming up to teach senior citizens about the benefits of being connected through technology, such as the internet.
Time Warner Cable was one of 80 sponsors at the Senator's Annual Senior Fair at the New York State Fairgrounds Thursday. They were there to help promote different products to seniors, including the internet.
Company officials say many senior citizens don't feel like technology is relevant to them and they don't want to use it, so the idea was to show what the internet has to offer them.
"We want them to be a little bit more open to maybe adopting broadband and getting on the internet and just exploring all the different features they have to offer. Especially, like, as a communication tool and I just know a lot of people are afraid of, like, privacy and just technology in general," said Alice Kim, Director of Government Relations for Time Warner Cable CNY.
Statistics show about 35 percent of the older population subscribe to the internet while about 65 percent of the overall population have internet services.
Time Warner Cable is the parent company of YNN.