Google To Offer Free Internet To Public Housing Residents In Its Fiber Markets
In an effort to make the Web more accessible for many people, Google will soon offer free Internet access to public and affordable housing residents in its Fiber markets.
This move is part of the federal ConnectHome initiative, announced today, which aims to bring Internet access to 28 public housing communities in the U.S.
Google Fiber covers four of these areas: Atlanta, Durham, Nashville, and Kansas City. The company will also extend the program to every current and future Fiber market.
Google says it was inspired by its participation in the Unlocking the Connection program in Austin.
Google’s Basic 5 Mbps Fiber tier is already free on a monthly basis, but includes a $300 construction fee for infrastructure. Public housing residents will be exempt from this fee.