Richmond, Calif., Bridges Connectivity Gap in Underserved Communities

A public Wi-Fi project aims to connect the underserved populations within the city.

Sue Hartman, Richmond
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Sue Hartman, information technology director for the city of Richmond, Calif., believes that a public Wi-Fi initiative is key to improving the quality of life for underserved city residents.

Through a partnership with a literacy program, officials hope to not only provide a means of access to the Internet, but also an education on the value of the digital tools.

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