ConnectHome is a HUD program that gives the following description:
ConnectHome is a platform for collaboration between local governments, public housing agencies, Internet service providers, philanthropic foundations, nonprofit organizations, and other relevant stakeholders that will produce local solutions for narrowing the digital divide.
Its pilot project began in 28 communities around the nation, including Philadelphia and Camden. An Inquirer story said it
will provide high-speed broadband Internet in more than 275,000 households, and improve online access for almost 200,000 children, according to the White House.
ConnectHome is aimed at closing the "homework gap" between students who can use the Internet at home and their less affluent peers.
In The News
- New Program Aims To Expand Technology, Internet Access In Camden, CBS-3, October 14, 2015.
- Camden, Phila. picked for low-income free Internet program, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 17, 2015.
- Obama plan boosts Web access for Camden poor, Cherry Hill Courier-Post, July 15, 2015.
- ConnectHome aims to close the digital divide, Philadelphia Inquirer blog, July 15, 2015.
- White House Fact Sheet: ConnectHome: Coming Together to Ensure Digital Opportunity for All Americans, July 15, 2015.