Mayor Announces Broadband Access in all City's Public Housing Facilities
Mayor Gavin Newsom and the San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) today announced the completion of free Wi-Fi access in all public housing facilities. In June 2010, the SFHA entered into an agreement with the San Francisco Department of Technology to expand broadband access and adoption for low income residents, and today broadband Wi-Fi is available at all thirty three SFHA facilities including all HOPE SF sites. These changes lay the foundation for every resident living throughout public housing in the City to have better more meaningful access to the benefits of the internet.
“Free Wi-Fi and broadband access will create new opportunities for jobs, education and a better quality of life for our public housing residents,” said Mayor Newsom. “We must continue to work towards improving our public housing facilities, but I am proud we are making historic investments through HOPE SF to build sustainable, modern public housing and bridge the digital divide for families in public housing.” Read more.