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Google is rolling out free Gigabit Internet Service in public housing

As Promised, Google is bringing gigabit Internet service to residents in all public housing properties that Google connect with Google Fiber. Company is launching the program at West Bluff, the first property to receive gigabit Internet as a part of this program.

Company partnered with ConnectHome, an initiative by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the White House to accelerate Internet adoption by families with school-age children in public housing. And the program offers high Internet at no cost to housing authority or residents.

And through local ConnectHome partners, such as Connecting for Good and Surplus Exchange, people will also be able to purchase discounted devices and learn new computer skills.

The program is starting with 100 families in West Bluff. Families can sign up today to access the Internet at up to 1,000 Mbps. Across Kansas City, google is working with local affordable housing providers to connect up to nine properties, reaching more than 1,300 families in the metro area.
Dennis Kish, Vice President, Google Fiber said

The U.S. has some of the most expensive broadband in the world, while lagging far behind other countries in Internet speeds. And for families in affordable housing, cost can be one of the biggest barriers to getting online. Alongside our ConnectHome partners, we’re proud to make some of the fastest Internet more available and accessible to those who need it most.

 

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