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Internet pilot project launched to help low income families

Dan McCarthy, Albany Housing Authority Executive Director Dan McCarthy, Albany Housing Authority Executive Director
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany Housing Authority is helping to launch a national pilot project to bring better internet access to low income families.

They helped launch ConnectHome. They're partnering with the city and Dougherty County School System to help with the initiative. Stakeholders in the community addressed barriers to broadband access, cost, and the need to provide residents with training in digital literacy.

"Our stakeholders in our community are having discussions around some of those barriers, particularly cost,” said Dan McCarthy, Albany Housing Authority Executive Director. “To figure out how can we as a community overcome this problem and allow low income families to have the same internet connectivity access as the rest of our community has."

Mediacom is also a partner. Albany is one of 28 communities nationwide chosen to participate in the ConnectHome pilot project.

For more information on the project click here or here.

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