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Wilson Joins National Public Housing Internet Access Project

August 23, 2017

The Wilson Housing Authority has been selected to participate in the ConnectHome Nation program, which seeks to help bring low-cost, high-speed internet access to public housing residents across the country. EveryoneOn, a national nonprofit organization that will be leading the program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, announced Monday that the Wilson Housing Authority would be one of 30 ConnectHome Nation partners. The program was started as a pilot project in 28 communities in 2015. The goal of ConnectHome Nation is to connect 350,000 people living in HUD-assisted housing to low-cost, high-speed internet access by 2020. Last year, the city of Wilson and the city’s Greenlight internet service partnered with the Wilson Housing Authority to provide low-cost, high-speed internet access to every resident of Wilson’s public housing. That project has been completed and the housing authority is looking to find other opportunities to help its residents become more digitally connected.

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