City-run community centers to get wi-fi via Google grant

More free public wi-fi is en route to West Seattle, as part of the city’s Digital Equity Initiative, but via public funding. A public-relations firm for Google just sent this:

Google has provided $344,000 in grants to fund WiFi access points at all 26 Seattle Parks & Rec community centers, including Delridge, South Park, Alki, Hiawatha, and High Point Community Centers, which will improve public events, classes, camps and learning programs, and to provide WiFi to low-income families in Seattle Housing Authority housing. Some community centers will also get new computers — the funding will be used to replace 31 outdated and obsolete computers at five RecTech Community Technology Labs, including Delridge.

Last year, you might recall, Google bought borrowable wi-fi hotspots to make available through Seattle Public Library branches.

4 Replies to "City-run community centers to get wi-fi via Google grant"

  • AJP March 30, 2016 (2:07 pm)

    That’s cool! Very helpful resource. 

  • Diane March 30, 2016 (6:52 pm)

    any info on timeline, when the wifi will be available in community centers?

    • WSB March 30, 2016 (7:07 pm)

      Diane – I asked the PR person, who said that’s up to the city to determine. So I’ll be following up with them.

  • Jenny March 30, 2016 (9:41 pm)

    Wow- thank you for helping our communities Google!

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