Castro Says KC Joining Test Project for Inner City High Speed. Broad Band Access

HUD Secretary Julian Castro says some of Kansas City’s subsidized housing will be part if a new pilot program designed to bring high speed broadband Internet access to the inner city. Castro says Kansas City will be part of a 27-city test.
“Two-thirds of inner city homes have computers, but only half of them are on the Internet,” Castro says.
This is part of the Obama administration’s drive to bring broadband Internet connectivity to 99% of American students within five years.
Interim Kansas City. Missouri School Superintendent Al Tunis says about 70% of the homes his his district to not have computers at home.
While the KC, Mo district is providing each student with a computer, Tunis says students who don’t have the technology at home have trouble following up their work at school with work at home. The federal program hopes to try to bring about 300,000 homes on line.
Castro says the government, internet service providers and not-for-profits will help provide the equipment and the training. Sent from my iPhone

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