Google Is Bringing Free Gigabit Fiber to Public Housing Across the US
Last summer, Google said it would help connect some 275,000 low-income homes to the internet as part of the White House’s ConnectHome initiative. Now the company is making good on that promise.
Today Google announced it had outfitted 100 homes at the West Bluff public housing complex in Kansas City with a free Google Fiber connection. It worked with the Housing Authority of Kansas City on the project, which is the first of many it will complete as part of the ConnectHome partnership.
Google’s bigger commitment revealed today is its pledge to bring free Fiber connectivity to select public housing properties in every city where it offers Fiber service—that’s nine cities and counting. As part of this program, the company will also set up digital literacy courses and computer labs to help train Fiber users.