The Hill: To build lasting digital equity, look to communities

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Take Hunts Point in the South Bronx, where a local community development corporation called THE POINT recruited young people to build their own free wireless Wi-Fi network to connect learners and residents. Hunts Point Free WiFi is managed by people who live here and supported by local businesses. To a community built on a vulnerable peninsula hit hard by COVID-19, connectivity is more than just hooking up to the internet. It’s about building self-reliance, generating wealth and sustaining a platform to build a community-driven vision of the future.

Byrum, Greta. “To build lasting digital equity, look to communities,” The Hill. 29 March 2021.

https://thehill.com/opinion/technology/545337-to-build-lasting-digital-equity-look-to-communities

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