ConnectRI provides internet for housing-assistance residents

LT. GOV. DANIEL MCKEE, right, joins R.I. Housing voucher program residents and representatives of partner agencies, launching the ConnectRI initiative to bridge the digital divide. / COURTESY R.I. HOUSING AND MORTGAGE FINANCE CORP.
PROVIDENCE – Public-private pilot program ConnectRI will help close the gap between state residents getting housing assistance and internet access, according to a state news release. The ConnectRI participants – Housing Choice Voucher Program tenants without internet – were selected at random. Each receives free T-Mobile tablets as well as two years of mobile broadband…

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