Tech companies step up to bring free Wi-Fi to L.A. public housing residents (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)

Date Published: 
October 21st, 2020

From the Los Angeles Times:

Nearly 9,000 residents of public housing in Los Angeles will receive free broadband internet access for the rest of the 2020-21 school year as part of a new partnership between the city, Microsoft and the start-up internet service provider Starry.

Starting in early November, residents of the Jordan Downs, Nickerson Gardens and Imperial Courts housing projects in Watts and the Pueblo del Rio complex in Central Alameda will be able to sign up for the service. They join residents of Mar Vista Gardens, who have had access since August.

The new partnership comes as L.A. schoolchildren settle into another month of remote learning and parents and public policy makers alike worry that lower-income students will be left even further behind as they struggle to keep up at home.

Read the Los Angeles Times' article "Tech companies step up to bring free Wi-Fi to L.A. public housing residents," featuring the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.

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