Google is bringing free Gigabit Internet to public housing properties

Today, the company started rolling out free gigabit Internet in its fiber Fiber market , Kansas City, and announced that they’ll bring this initiative to all the cities where Google Fiber is offered.

Denis Kish, fiber VP, wrote in a blogpost that today they wired 100 houses from the property West Bluff and announced that they are expecting for people to sign up, while working along with local affordable home providers in order to connect other nine properties and reach 1,300 families.

This is the result of Google’s partnership with government’s initiative ConnectHome, an effort that along with local communities and other private companies, plans to extend Internet connection to families that might not be able to afford broadband packages.  

"Access to the internet can mean the difference between thriving or falling behind. It can mean more children using computers in after-school programs and STEM classes, more students going online to finish their homework, more people taking advantage of resources like Khan Academy, and more families learning basic computer skills that help them be more connected”, said Kish.

Source: Google Fiber Blog 

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