Mayor James announces Google Fiber Community Connections Challenge

July 17, 2017 - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

 

Today Mayor Sly James announced the Google Fiber Community Connections Challenge. The Challenge is open to all Kansas City, Missouri nonprofits that are looking to bridge the digital divide in our community. Through this competition, selected applicants will receive free gigabit-speed Google Fiber Internet services. This Challenge is part of the City’s ongoing efforts to improve digital inclusion and digital equity within Kansas City.

“Thanks to the commitment of Google Fiber, this Challenge will give our city’s nonprofits the ability to enhance the services they provide to their clients,” said Mayor Sly James. “Connecting residents to the possibilities of the internet will open an entirely new world of opportunities, knowledge, and power to our citizens.”

This is a competitive challenge and applications will be evaluated by a Selection Committee comprised of city officials and staff, and digital inclusion stakeholders. An informational session about the challenge will be held on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 12 p.m. on the 11th floor of City Hall, 414 E 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, August 7, 2017 at 5 p.m. Please submit one application per entity. Interested parties may apply here.

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More about the Digital Equity Strategic Plan can be found here.

Contact: James Roberts office: 816.513.6579 or cell: 816.301.9114