100,000 Miami-Dade households will be getting free high-speed internet due to a $30 million program by hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin.
County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, organized with the Miami Foundation and Achieve Miami to launch Miami Connected. W
Comcast, will connect households in Overtown, Little Haiti, Liberty City and Homestead, and over the next two years connect throughout the county on a school-by-school basis.
Griffin, has pledged $5 million along with other commitments from the city of Miami, the Children’s Trust, and Achieve Miami Founder Leslie Miller Saiontz.
Code.org will provide free access to its digital literacy tools and will include $5 million in CARES funding.
“Connectivity is a lifeline to opportunity — it improves outcomes and gives students and their families critical resources they need to succeed,” Griffin, said in a statement. “It is inspiring to see the Miami community come together to address this important issue, and I look forward to continued progress in bridging the digital divide.”
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