100 Families Get Internet With 'Connect Home'

Posted at 5:33 PM, Apr 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-02 18:42:37-04

It's a new pilot program to help get families with students in school access to high speed internet from their home.

Saturday, Mayor Megan Barry’s office, MDHA, and the local Connect Home teamed up to help
bridge the digital divide.

One hundred families at Cayce Place with school-aged children have been set to get internet.

“I'm going to be doing graphic design because I’m thinking about a future in animations, so I mean, doing the Connect Home thing it’s going to help me a lot in the future,” said Timothy Parham, a student.

The families will also receive digital literacy session and get a rebuilt Dell laptop, as well as free Internet service for a year.