I know, the title sounds like a scam. It’s not, it’s for real, and it’s coming to the Hartford, Connecticut neighborhoods that need it the most. The story below is all excerpted from an article in the Hartford Courant.
Free, citywide Wi-Fi is coming to Hartford through a public-private partnership between the city, Dalio Education and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Mayor Luke Bronin announced Wednesday.
In his announcement, Mayor Bronin said, “Internet connectivity is not a luxury, it’s an essential part of learning, earning and living today, and we believe that every Hartford resident and every Hartford business deserves a good quality internet connection,”
Jay Williams, president of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, said the health crisis sharpened its focus on supporting basic human needs. While many services can be accessed virtually, many Hartford neighborhoods have no access to high-speed internet, he said.
“With schools and businesses closing and people looking to obtain vital services, access telehealth and educate their children virtually, it became clear that we must expand our definition of basic human needs to respond to the stark digital divide in our region,” Williams said. “We are proud to support this partnership to ensure that every Hartford resident has access to high-speed internet to seek employment, participate in online schooling, access well-being services and a host of other things many of us take for granted.”
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Below are some of my favorite images of Hartford.