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Gigabit Internet comes to KC public housing

Gigabit Internet comes to KC public housing

The Housing Authority of Kansas City, Mo., is working with Google Fiber to give families in subsidized housing gigabit Internet access.

One hundred apartments in the West Bluff housing complex have been wired with Google Fiber, and eight other properties will soon be outfitted as well, bringing gigabit-speed Internet to more than 1,300 residents.

Residents will get free or reduced-cost Internet access as a result of ConnectHome, an initiative by the Department of Housing and Urban Development that aims to bring affordable Internet access to public housing residents in 27 cities across the country.  The program also covers the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma.

Google said it intends to offer the same service to public housing residents in all its Google Fiber cities, including Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; Nashville, Tenn.; Provo, Utah; Raleigh–Durham, N.C; Salt Lake City, Utah; and San Antonio, Texas.

Posted by Derek Major on Feb 08, 2016 at 2:11 PM


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